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Fantastic Tales

8–14 June 2010

Fantastic Tales presents two recent award-winning feature animations for children. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 2008 is the most recent extraordinary adventure from celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. The Secret of Kells 2009, from Irish directors Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey, tells of a young boy’s quest to complete the legendary Book of Kells. This program is being presented in conjunction with Out of the Box, QPAC’s festival for children aged 8 years and under. Visit www.outoftheboxfestival.com.au for details.

The Secret of Kells 2009 PG

The Secret of Kells 2009 PG

Tue 8 Jun 11.00am, Fri 11 Jun 11.00am, Sat 12 Jun 11.00am and Mon 14 Jun 11.00am/ Cinema A

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 75 MINUTES, FRANCE/BELGIUM/IRELAND, ENGLISH / DIRECTORS: TOMM MOORE, NORA TWOMEY / SCRIPT: TOMM MOORE, FABRICE ZIOLKOWSKI / ART DIRECTOR: ROSS STEWART / EDITOR: FABIENNE ALVAREZ-GIRO / MUSIC: BRUNO COULAIS / PRODUCTION CO: LES ARMATEURS, VIVI FILM, CARTOON SALOON, FRANCE 2 CINÉMA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL BETACAM

The Secret of Kells is an animated masterpiece that blends fantasy and Celtic mythology into a riot of colour and detail. In this sweeping story about the Viking raids of Ireland, 12 year old Brendan’s dangerous quest takes him, and the mysterious wolf-girl Aisling, into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. Director Tomm Moore scanned the stunningly beautiful images of Ireland’s thousand-year-old Book of Kells into a computer program so that they would move. And then, using the same brilliant colours and flat medieval perspective, he produced a feature-length animated film that tells a Joseph-Campbell-like-hero-quest set in the time of the book.’ Boulder International Film Festival

Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea) 2008 G

Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea) 2008 G

Wed 9 Jun 11.00am, Thu 10 Jun 11.00am, Sat 12 Jun 1.00pm and Sun 13 Jun 11.00am / Cinema A

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 100 MINUTES, JAPAN, ENGLISH VERSION / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: HAYAO MIYAZAKI / ART DIRECTOR: NOBORU YOSHIDA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ATSUSHI OKUI / EDITORS: HAYAO MIYAZAKI, TAKESHI SEYAMA / MUSIC: JÔ HISAISHI / PRODUCTION CO: STUDIO GHIBLI / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL BETACAM

‘…Ponyo (pronounced ‘Po-Nyo’) is a bright red piscine princess. After running - well, swimming - away from home, she becomes stranded on a beach and meets five-year-old boy Sosuke. He lives in a house on a cliff in a magical world inspired by a town in the real life Setonaikai National Park in Japan. Ponyo’s father has her brought home by the wave demons, but she yearns to become human so she can be with Sosuke and live happily, if a little oddly, ever after.’ nzflicks.co.nz