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Manga UK Reveal 'Big Fish & Begonia' Trailer, Release Details

Big Fish & Begonia is one of China's biggest home-grown animated hits. And now, following a premiere at London Film Festival in 2017, it comes to UK and Irish cinemas this spring thanks to Manga Entertainment.

Inspired by classical Chinese folklore and traditions, it combines them with a Japanese influenced anime-style aesthetic to dazzling effects. “We are incredibly proud to be bringing this beautiful epic to the big screen in the UK and Ireland,” said Manga Entertainment’s Marketing Manager,  Andrew Hewson.  "Big Fish & Begonia is a gorgeous fantasy adventure that will transport you right back to when you first watched a Studio Ghibli or Disney film - it is that distinctive and powerful! This is a must-see for all animation fans!"

The official synopsis describes the plot:
In a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, the beings there 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.

In addition to being selected for last year's LFF, the film was also selected for screening at Annecy in 2017 and the Animation Is Film festival. Just in time for Chinese new year, Manga have released a UK trailer and a beautiful new poster.

Tickets are on sale now, find the initial list of locations, below. The screenings are from April 18, unless specified otherwise. The film will also be released in the United States this April by Shout Factory in association with Funimation Films.

• Aberystwyth (17th March)
• Bluewater
• Bristol
• Cardiff Showcase CDL
• Cardiff Tramshed (24th March - Listing TBC)
• Coventry
• Derby Showcase CDL
• Derby Quad (TBC)
• Dublin (Cinemagic - TBC)
• Dudley
• Glasgow
• Leeds
• Leicester
• Liverpool
• London  Prince Charles Cinema (Listing TBC)
• London Goldsmiths (19th March - Listing TBC)
• Manchester
• Nottingham
• Paisley
• Peterborough
• Reading
• Southampton
• Sheffield Showroom (Listing TBC)
• Teesside
• Walsall 

[*Article Updated February 20 to add US release information*]