5. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Director: Isao Takahata
Cast: Gaspard Aki Asakura, Yukiji Asaoka, Takeo Chii
Release date: TBD
Among all the star studded premieres at Cannes, Director Isao Takahata quietly premiered his first feature film in 15 years at Cannes. The look of the film is very unique and can be best described as watercolor in motion. The film has already seen a successful release in Japan, but its worldwide release is pending. Takahata is most famous for his seminal anti-war classic “Grave of the Fireflies”, he has always experimented new styles with each project, from “Pom Poko” to “My Neighbor Yamadas”, this film seems to be an effort in the same direction as he expands the creative gamut of Studio Ghibli.
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Great list. There’s a few films on here that I’ve been looking forward to seeing for a while now, but I think that I’m most intrigued by “Goodbye to Language.” We’ve seen before that when placed in the capable hands of auteur filmmakers – Wenders and Herzog, as you mentioned, as well as Martin Scorsese with “Hugo” – 3D can be an exciting and nuanced means of artistic expression in cinema. Knowing Godard’s penchant for being cutting-edge and unique, I can only imagine the new heights to which he has elevated the medium. It’s definitely one of the must-see films of the year (or next year, depending on when the film gets its general release).
Thanks. You are right ‘Hugo’ was very well done, James Cameron was the stereoscopic supervisor and advisor on that one.
I forgot to add Ang Lee and Alfonso Cuaron for ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘Gravity’, both of which lose some impact when not seen in 3D and they have absolutely clean 3D with no image ghosting, something only animated movies can usually claim.
“Godard made a 3D film” has to be one of the most attention-drawing headlines I could see. To be able to view this and Breathless back-to-back is just insanity.
I’m most excited for Goodbye to Language, Leviathan, and Winter Sleep, but I haven’t given up on Assayas’s film even though it didn’t win because Summer Hours is one of my favorites.