Directer Isao Takahata receives honorary award at international animated film festival

On June 9, one of the world's largest animated film festivals, The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (AIAFF) started in Annecy, France. And we had great news from there today.

Studio Ghibli's 78-year old Director Isao Takahata received an honorary award to celebrate his career and contribution to animation at the festival. The audience welcomed him to the stage with loud applause.

He is the first Japanese person to receive this award.

Also, his latest featured animation film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) was screened on the starting day.

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