1st movie evening - Princess Arete
Princess Arete / Arīte Hime（アリーテ姫）
Studio 4°C / 2001 / 105 min / Omega Entertainment
Confined in the castle tower by her father, princess Arete spends her days watching the world outside her window. Sometimes she seeks out to watch the common people at work. The knights of the kingdom compete for the right to marry her and rule the land by competing to see who can find powerful magic objects made by a long dead race of sorcerers. Arete wants none of this. She longs to meet the common people and travel to exotic lands she has only seen in the books she keeps hidden under her bed. One day the sorcerer Boax arrives in a fantastic flying machine and offers to take Arete as his wife and transform her into a proper princess.
Director: SUNAO KATABUCHI
Screenplay: SUNAO KATABUCHI
Original story and character design: DIANA COLES
Producer: EIKO TANAKA
Music: AKIRA SENJU
Princess Arete: Hōko Kuwashima
Boax: Takeshi Koyama
Witch: Satomi Koorogi
Ample: Minami Takayama
Grovel: Yūsuke Numata
Dullabore: Eiji Takemoto
Blong Knight: Norihisa Mori
King: Takashi Nagasako
Narrator: Yūko Sasaki
Based on the Diana Coles’s 1983 story ‘The Clever Princess’ published by Sheba Feminist.
This is being organized in cooperation with Japan Foundation and the Japanese Embassy in Estonia.