Ponyo
Japan, 2008, 101 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Rated G, Japanese with English subtitles
Showings
Coral Gables Art CinemaSun, Aug 13 11:00 AM Event Date Passed
 
Description

The sweetly poetic fairy tale Ponyo, Hayao Miyazaki’s ninth animated feature film, is a delightful spin on Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid. Ponyo is a magical and visually enthralling children's story, a joy for all ages, and marks another milestone in Miyazaki's career. Perfect for audiences of all ages, it centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder — but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film.