Big Fish & Begonia

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Released 2018

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Big Fish & Begonia

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Director:
Unknown
Released:
2018
Rating:
PG-13
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 dolphin to explore the human world. She is rescued from a vortex by a human boy at the cost of his own life. Chun is so moved by the boy's kindness and courage that she decides to give him life again. But to do this, she must protect the boy's soul, a tiny fish, and nurture it to grow. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows, yet now she must release him back to the sea, back to life in the human world.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Variety Peter Debruge

    Big Fish & Begonia commands awe on the strength of its imagery alone...while weaving an epic tale that's uniquely informed by local myths and motifs. If only it made the slightest ...

  • 75

    Slant Magazine Oleg Ivanov

    In the sly exchanges between the teenage protagonists and their elders, the film reflects a nation's shifting tides.

  • 50

    Movie Nation Roger Moore

    It is a puzzle without a particularly interesting (to my Western eyes) solution. Whatever its visual qualities, and really the only comparison points are the weirder Japanese anime...

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