2014. Japan. Dir: Isao Takahata. Animated. 137 min.
A humble bamboo cutter encounters a young girl who sprouts forth from one of the shoots: a princess sent from above to experience the hubris of man. In adapting Japan’s oldest recorded folktale, Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) dazzles with sparse, striking imagery and experimental animation styles.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5