Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Section: Half Ticket
Country: Japan | Year: 2008
Language(s): Japanese, English | Time: 103 mins
During a forbidden excursion to see the surface world, a goldfish princess encountersa human boy named Sosuke, who gives her the name Ponyo. Ponyo longs to becomehuman, and as her friendship with Sosuke grows, she becomes more humanlike. Ponyo’s father brings her back to their ocean kingdom, but so strong is Ponyo’s wish to live on the surface that she breaks free, and in the process, spills a collection of magical elixirs that endanger Sosuke’s village.
Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio. In November 2014, Miyazaki was awarded an Honorary Academy Award for his impact on animation and cinema. He is the second Japanese filmmaker to win this award, after Akira Kurosawa, in 1990.