Celebrate Studio Ghibli ACMI Presents

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

PG Mild themes, violence and nudity

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“The Tale of Princess Kaguya is a visionary tour de force, morphing from a childlike gambol into a sophisticated allegory on the folly of materialism and the evanescence of beauty.”


Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady, raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthrals all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Based on the classic Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, this is a strikingly beautiful retelling.

Session times

The English language version will screen Sunday 17 Sep 12:45pm. Other screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.