“13 Minutes is an elegant, expensive-looking, respectful history lesson that finds just enough interesting texture ... to save it from becoming dry.” Jessica Kiang; The Playlist. In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.
Ponyo is Hayao Miyazaki's reimagining of The Little Mermaid and a tribute to his son, Goro Miyazaki. Ponyo is the "fish-girl" daughter of an undersea magician who longs to live on the land. She escapes to the land and meets a five-year-old boy named Sosuke. But Ponyo's transformation into a human girl upsets the balance between the real and the magical worlds, and only the love of these two five-year-olds can set things right.
G, 103 minutes
ANIME FEST AT THE MODERN 2017