"100% FRESH" - Rotten Tomatoes
"THE BEST ANIMATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR!" - AV Club
"A VISIONARY TOUR-DE-FORCE!" - Variety
"A STAGGERING MASTERPIECE!" - RogerEbert.com
From the legendary Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, My Neighbor Totoro) and director Isao Takahata, comes one of the best reviewed films of the year!
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 enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Ultimately she must face her fate, punishment for her crime.