11 March 2011


Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

Opening Image:

Closing Image:

Starting the film with a frame neatly divided between the sea and what lies above, Miyazaki shows how his little Ponyo has progressed by the end of the film. A creature of the depths now risen (floating even!) above her place of origin. A journey undertaken that has now changed her on a fundamental level.

1 comment:

  1. Aw, I love that last shot! You always took opening and closing images so seriously, lol. Remember The Wind That Shakes the Barley?