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Mary And The Witch's Flower

Project information

Talent Síle Culley
Role of participant Distributor
Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Status finished

Production details

Running time 103 min
Genre Animated Fiction
Year of production 2017
Country of Production Japan
Production Company
Studio Ponoc
Website https://maryandthewitchsflower.film/


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Synopsis

Mary and The Witch’s Flower combines an exhilarating tale with the unique richness, art and animation of Studio Ghibli-style storytelling, revealing the exciting and surprising adventure of Mary, an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. Bored and lonely during a summer holiday, Mary follows an odd cat into the nearby woods where she stumbles upon a flower and then a little broomstick. Together the flower and broomstick whisk her above the clouds, far away to Endor College – a school of magic!

At Endor, Mary tells a lie that leads to peril, and then a promise, while discovering that all is not as it seems at the school – there are experiments that horrify! Soon she confronts great danger, and a test of her resolve.

This film adaptation of the beloved novel by Mary Stewart, ‘The Little Broomstick’, is a sublime blend of magic and fantasy that will sweep audiences along with its charming, heartfelt adventure. Along with the beautiful and distinctive animation style that we have come to instantly recognise and love, this film sparks the sense of wonder, and will delight the world’s children and adults alike.


Participation in international festivals / awards

Fantastic Fest 2017
Busan International Film Festival 2017
Animation Is Film Festival 2017
Spark Animation 2017
Hawaii Film Festival 2017
Madman Anime Festival 2017
AFI Fest 2017
Glasgow Film Festival 2018
Japanese Dublin Film Festival 2018
Wales One World Film Festival 2018
Munich International Film Festival 2018