Garangao Special: Ponyo film screening



Doha Film Institute (DFI) and Aspire Zone will celebrate the mid-Ramadan children's festival Garangao with a special, free screening of animated classic Ponyo on July 1 at 11pm in Freej Aspire.

Entry is subject to capacity and granted on a first-come, first- served basis.

Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo (2008) tells the charming tale of a goldfish princess who falls in love with a five-year-old Sosouk, a good-natured youngster.

He finds and frees a beautiful fish trapped in a bottle, names her Ponyo and takes her everywhere in his green bucket, promising to look after her forever.

Touched by Sosouk's kindness and fascinated by his life on land, Ponyo decides she wants to become human, throwing their world out of balance.

The film won five awards at Tokyo Anime Awards in 2009, including Anime of the Year, Best Original Story and Best Director.