Feature Film in Competition 4: Big Fish & Begonia

  • Language : STF
  • Version : VO
  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet
  3. Admission info
  4. When and where ?

Chun is a celestial being in charge of begonias. When she turns 16, she's sent into the human world disguised as a dolphin as part of a coming-of-age ritual. Kun, a human, saves her life, but loses his own in the process. With the help of her friend Qiu, she tries to revive Kun's spirit in order to thank him for saving her.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Big Fish & Begonia

    Directed by: Xuan (Tidus) LIANG, Chun (Breath) ZHANG

    Born in Liuzhou, China in 1982, Xuan Liang is an animation filmmaker and scriptwriter. In 2003, he left Tsinghua University to co-found the B&T Studio with his friend Chun Zhang, with dreams of making China's best animation films. After that, they made a short called "Big Fish & Begonia", which made quite a buzz at the time. In 2007, their short animation film "Swallowtail Butterfly" won three of China's most prestigious animation awards.

    Born in Ningbo, China in 1983, Chun Zhang is a filmmaker, animator and photographer. He studied Multimedia Art at the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University, where he co-founded the B&T Studio with his friend Xuan Liang. In May 2004, he and Liang made a short called "Big Fish & Begonia" and in 2007, they finished a 30-minute short called "Swallowtail Butterfly", which won several awards in China.

    Country: China

    Year of production: 2016

    Running time: 01 h 45 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: Drawing on paper, 2D Computer, 3D Computer, Paint on glass, Diverse techniques

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Xuan (Tidus) LIANG, Chun (Breath) ZHANG

    Production: B&T STUDIO CO., LTD. - BI AN TIAN (BEIJING) CULTURE CO., LTD., Jie CHEN, HORGOS COLOROOM PICTURES CO.,LTD., Qiao YI, BEIJING ENLIGHT PICTURES CO., LTD., Yunyun WEI

    Distribution: HORGOS COLOROOM PICTURES CO.,LTD., Qiao YI, SC FILMS INTERNATIONAL

Admission info

Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public

When and where ?

    • Monday 12 June
    • 18:00 → 19:45
    • Cinéma Pathé Pathé 1
    • Version : VO STF
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      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Tuesday 13 June
    • 10:30 → 12:15
    • Bonlieu Grande salle
    • Version : VO STA
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      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Tuesday 13 June
    • 20:45 → 22:30
    • La Turbine
    • Version : VO STF
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      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Wednesday 14 June
    • 20:45 → 22:30
    • MJC Novel
    • Version : VO STF
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      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Thursday 15 June
    • 19:00 → 20:45
    • Cinéma Pathé Pathé 2
    • Version : VO STA
    • ?
      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Friday 16 June
    • 11:00 → 12:45
    • Cinéma Pathé Pathé 2
    • Version : VO STA
    • ?
      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public