Highly-Anticipated Chinese Anime Feature, Big Fish & Begonia, Debuts At New York International Children’s Film Festival 2018

Festival Screenings:

February 24, 2018 at 3:15PM at Cinepolis Chelsea

March 11, 2018 at 10:45 AM at Cinepolis Chelsea

March 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM at SVA Theater

Twelve years in the making, BIG FISH & BEGONIA is a visually stunning cinematic adventure that captures the unique aesthetics, mystique, and rich cultural traditions of ancient China.  Directed by Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang, the film entwines new storytelling, mythical legends, and lyrical characters from beloved Chinese literary classics.  Already a great box-office success overseas, BIG FISH & BEGONIA is China’s foremost anime feature film. Many animation enthusiasts, artists and critics alike have heralded BIG FISH & BEGONIA’s artistic achievement as the forefront of the burgeoning Chinese animation industry. This highly-anticipated movie premiered in competition at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, played at BFI London Film Festival, and has been selected to screen at New York International Children’s Film Festival.

From ancient Chinese legends comes a beautiful tale of love and sacrifice.

There is a mystical race of beings that control the tide and the changing of the seasons. But one of these beings, a young girl named Chun, wants to experience the human world, not simply observe it. When she turns sixteen, Chun is allowed to transform into a dolphin and explore the human world. However, she soon learns this world is a dangerous place.  Chun is nearly killed in a vortex, but saved by a human boy at the cost of his own life. Moved by his kindness and courage, she decides to give the boy life again, but this power comes at a price. Chun will have to face adventure and sacrifice in order to protect the boy’s soul until it is ready to return to the human world.

Anime feature BIG FISH & BEGONIA is scheduled to open in New York and select major U.S. cities in April 2018. The film is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 105 minutes.

BIG FISH & BEGONIA
SHOUT! STUDIOS
Directed By Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang
Voice Cast (English language): Johnny Yong Bosch, Fong Sung, Stephanie Sheh
Voice Cast (Mandarin): Guanlin Ji, Shangqing Su, Weizhou Xu
Produced by: Chi-Leung Chan, Xuan Liang, Jie Chen, Yang Wu, Tong Liu
BI AN TIAN (BEIJING) CULTURE, BEIJING ENLIGHT PICTURES, And HORGOS COLOROOM PICTURES
Genre: Animated Feature
MPAA Rating: PG-13