Previously announced for general release on May 18th 2018, Altitude Films’ release of Studio Ponoc’s debut anime feature film Mary and the Witch’s Flower will be shown in some cinemas a whole month earlier, the distributor announced today.
On 10th April 2018, exclusive fan screenings of the film will take place in selected cinemas across the country, for one night only! Tickets are now available from the film’s official event site.
Directed by Academy Award nominee and Studio Ghibli alumni Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There), Madman Entertainment (the film’s Australian distributor), describes the story as:
Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.
These screenings will be exclusively in Japanese with English subtitles, whereas the general release in May will also include an English dub featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower was previously shown at Glasgow Film Festival last weekend.
Will you be seeing Mary and the Witch’s Flower?