Watch The Old Man and the Sea
- 20 min
An animated version of the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name, The Old Man and the Sea is an Academy Award winning Japanese animation that provides a faithful retelling of the story. The movie tells the story of Santiago, an old fisherman who has been going through a run of bad luck that includes a period of 84 days without catching a single fish. Santiago's young assistant, Manolin informs him he is not allowed to fish with him anymore. Instead, the young boy is being ordered by his parents to fish with those who are successful fishermen. Saddened by the loss of his young friend, Santiago embarks on a journey far out into the Gulf, where he finally catches a small fish. Using his catch as bait, Santiago hooks a large fish he is unable to reel in. Imagining the fish to be a huge marlin, Santiago spends days allowing the fish to drag his boat out to sea as he remembers his childhood and early life in a series of dream sequences. With the marlin growing tired, Santiago is faced with the problem of finally reeling in the fish and finding his way back to the village.