Ponyo: Film Guide
World Oceans Day, 8 Jun
A film guide that looks at Ponyo (2010), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Tue 31 Mar 2020
09:45 - 12:00
Barbican Cinema 2 and 3,
Barbican Centre Silk St,
WHAT: Into Film is proud to present a free educational screening of Ponyo as part of the Spring Screenings: Changing Times programme. At a time of remarkable change around attitudes towards the environment, technology, politics, and identity, particularly for young people, this film will open up discussion around some of these themes, utilising the remarkable power of cinema to deepen learning as well as provoke conversation and debate. The screening will be preceded by a short compilation of archive film on the theme, special schools' edit provided by Yorkshire Film Archive.
WHEN: Tuesday 31 March, 09.45am - 12pm (the event will start promptly at 10am)
WHERE: Barbican Cinema 2 and 3, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS. Cafe will be open from 10am for public use. Changing Places toilet is available in the building. Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican's Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you'll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
Certificate: U - BBFC. Into Film recommends this film is engaging for ages 5-11.
Language: Japanese with English subtitles.
We look forward to seeing you at the screening!
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One day little Sosuke is playing by the seashore when he finds a fish trapped in a jar. Except, Ponyo isn't just an ordinary fish. In fact, soon she isn't a fish at all, having turned herself into a little girl. Sosuke is happy because he has someone to play with, but there are suddenly great storms at sea that seem in some way to be connected to Ponyo's transformation. Made by the great Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, who is behind such classics as Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle - Ponyo is a magical and touching animated adventure that will prove entrancing to younger audiences.
Contains very mild threat.
Asia - General / Eastern Asia / Japan