Film Review: BIG FISH & BEGONIA (China 2016) ****

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It is a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, and the beings here control time and tide and the changing of the seasons. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a …See full summary »

Directors:

Xuan Liang (as Liang Xuan), Chun Zhang (as Zhang Chun)

Writers:

Xuan Liang (story by), Xuan Liang (as Liang Xuan)

China produces quite a few animated features every year, though only a few reach North America.  BIG FISH & BEGONIA, made in 2016 has achieved tremendous success both critically and financially, thus finally making it to North American screens.  It plays and looks at times like the Studio Ghibli films as the film shares common trays like fantasy in alternate universes as well as young innocent true love.

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