Tickets: Standard - £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50 / Under 15 £4.50
Book tickets for Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea and Mai Mai Miracle together for a discounted price of £12
subject to availability
Helen McCarthy will introduce a special double bill opening with a preview of the latest offering from the anime master Hayao Miyazaki and the extraordinary Studio Ghilbias part of this year's London Children's Film Festival.
Mai Mai Miracle
Adapted from Nobuko Takagiís autobiographical novel, Mai Mai Miracle is a magical time-travelling adventure. Set in a town in the southwest of Japan in 1955 where nine-year-old Shinko and her new school friend Kiiko share a love of history. When they discover Shinko has an ancient family link to a legendary Japanese province, their imaginations take over and they explore a world which existed a thousand years before. Is it possible for daydreams to become reality?
Japan 2009 Dir. Sunao Katabuchi 95 min. In Japanese with English subtitles