** Please note that this movie will be shown in English Dubbed **
Co-partnered with The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St, Vancouver BC), we are happy to co-present a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s film from Studio Ghibli’s “Ponyo” on Sunday July 21st at 11:00am.
This enchanting hand-drawn marvel from Hayao Miyazaki, “the greatest of all animators” (Roger Ebert), provides a whimsical meeting of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid with the Japanese nautical folktales of ningyo, literally “human fish.” It centres on the friendship between a five-year-old boy named Sosuke, son of a sailor, and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, young daughter of a sorcerer dad and a sea-goddess mom. After their chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become human. As you’d expected from Studio Ghibli, Ponyo is awash in pure, unbridled imagination and visual fancy — but it’s the tender love, humour, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film. “Heralds a return to the child-like wonder of Miyazaki’s enduring My Neighbour Totoro. And what do you know? It’s another masterpiece” (Alex Lucas, Empire).
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