Enchanting anime in tradition of Miyazaki will be shown in cinema on August 9
Belarussian premiere of anime "Big Fish & Begonia" created by Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun will take place within "Listapad. Collection". Filled with national mythology and wisdom, the cartoon will prove an important truth: adult life is an awareness of sense of duty and ability to sacrifice. You can see "Big Fish & Begonia" on 9-22 August in the cinema Pioner and Falcon Club Cinema Boutique.
A shot from the "Big Fish & Begonia"
In the heart of the ocean is hiding magical world. There is a mystical race of creatures that control the tide and the changing of the season. According to the tradition young adults take part in an initiation ritual at the age of 16: they turn into red dolphins and go to earth for seven days. They can watch people but they should not interfere in their lives.
During the journey Chun meets a young fisherman and falls in love with him. But he dies in a tragic accident and the girl causes it. And now she needs to save the soul of beloved and bring him back to life.
This project is the debut for young animators Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun. The directors worked on it for 12 years: the production process began in 2004, but it was suspend due to the termination of funding. Then in 2013 the work on the film continued and crowd-funding campaign was launched. And only in 2016 the premiere took place. After that the anime took part in prestigious film and animation festivals: The International Children’s Film Festival in New York, The International Animated Film Festival in Annecy and The International Film Festival in London.
"Complex fairy tale which is interesting to figure out" (Kinoafisha). "The visual are so epic" (LA Times). "Animated fantasy, created more than ten years and has become a superhit in their native country China. And it was worth it to wait" (IndieWire).