Twelve years in the making, artful anime feature Big Fish & Begonia is a visually stunning cinematic adventure that captures the unique aesthetics, mystique and rich cultural traditions of ancient China. The film entwines new storytelling, mythical legends and lyrical characters from notable Chinese classics "In Search of the Supernatural", "The Classic of Mountains and Seas", and Daoist classic "Zhuangzi". "Our dream is to make an animated film that touches people's hearts and inspires people with love and faith", said writer/director Xuan Liang.

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.

Catch Big Fish & Begonia in UK and Irish theaters Wednesday April 18.