Friday, August 28, 2009


Recently I had the chance to see a free screening of the new Hayao Miyazaki film, Ponyo, at Cinema Nova in Carlton.

What can I say, it was fantastic. A sweet and simple story, but filled with rich, detailed and surreal imagery. Think of 'The Little Mermaid', but with a child protagonist and beautifully rendered backgrounds similar to childrens book illustration, happy colours, and just all-round cuteness, sweetness and light. The plot is dream-like and not totally linear, but it gels enough to work, and I really recommend this film.

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