Isao Takahata Told on his Last Movie “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya”

Acclaimed director Isao Takahata’s first film in fourteen years is the Academy Award nominated The Tale of The Princess Kaguya on 2015.

 

Princess Kaguya under the cherry blossom

 

Q: What is significant about Kaguya’s interest in nature?

A: I don’t think it’s any particular interest in nature, but the fact that she grew up surrounded by nature is very significant,

and really that’s what we have – the world around us is full of nature.

Even in the West, poetry is full of nature – British poems are full of nature – or love and human feelings;

those are the two main subjects of poems. We’re dealing with the fundamentals of human beings.

 

Isao Takahata

 

Isao Takahata (高畑 勲)is one of the most famous directors of anime or Japanese animated films.

Born in Ujiyamada (Mie Prefecture, Japan, he is a long-term colleague of Hayao Miyazaki and co-head at Studio Ghibli.

His four animated films at Studio Ghibli have spanned a remarkable range of genres:

war-film (Grave of the Fireflies), romantic drama (Only Yesterday), comedy (My Neighbors the Yamadas),

and ecological adventure (Pom Poko).

Of these Grave of the Fireflies, in particular, is widely considered one of the greatest animated films ever made.

He is amazing at capturing the feelings and emotions of the audience.(more)

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