Japan Society of Fairfield County
Movie 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009
Gake no Ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)

Animation legend Hayao Miyazaki returns to the childlike wonder of his earlier films with Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, an enchanting story of a young fish-girl who defies her sea-wizard father to fall in love with Sosuke, a Japanese boy living in a bustling seaside community. As Ponyo strives to become human as a part of Sosuke’s family, her decision causes upheavals on land and sea that can only be resolved by all those involved, children and adults, recognizing the power of uncomplicated, devotional love in their lives. Brilliantly animated in a mixture of intense detail and simplistic drawings, and told in the breathless, surrealistic style of an imaginative child, Ponyo tells a charming tale that leaves viewers spellbound.

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