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大鱼海棠: Big Fish & Begonia


I have just watched one of the most beautiful animations. If you already like Studio Ghibli’s works, old myths and legends, crafted soundtrack and young love stories, you’re going to love this one. This made me wonder why Chinese animations are not even more popular and broadcast abroad. And you might ask for more after watching it.

I have selected some of the songs that feature in the film. Hope you’ll enjoy them.

周深 Zhou Shen: 大鱼 Big Fish, theme song of 大鱼海棠

陈奕迅 Eason Chan: 在这个世界相遇 In this world meet

For those of you who are in Mainland China and have a VIP pass, the film is available to watch on iQiyi platform:
http://www.iqiyi.com/v_19rrm3u1io.html

Keep watching till the very end… Not only the ending song is beautiful, but there are precious few seconds that you don’t want to miss, in order to grasp the whole story.

BONUS: For the music aficionados, there’s a dizi cover (Chinese flute) of the theme song by Dong Min 彼岸天的海与梦|董敏笛子演绎大鱼海棠印象曲《大鱼》.

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“The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.”

— Alain de Botton

The Danish Girl is an incredible love story through the eyes of Gerda, who helps her husband Einar, become the woman she was meant to be.

“Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.”

– from Robin Williams’ 1996 movie “Jack”.

“Global agriculture has changed more in the past 50 years than in the previous 10,000. Nowhere is this conflict more poignant than in the story of seed.”

A landmark film narrated by Jeremy Irons.
Produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN.
Produced & Directed by Jess Phillimore
Camera – Jess Phillimore, Jason Taylor, Damian Prestidge.

The film is also available in French, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.
Find out more at:
http://www.seedsoffreedom.info

A young Japanese-American girl struggles with identity, imprisonment, and the rediscovery of her ancestry as she and her family are forced into Japanese-American Internment camps during World War II.
ShortsNonStop Jury Prize Finalist. http://www.ithentic.com/

Directed and produced by: Hayley Foster