Mary and the Witch's Flower

  • 18 Jan 2018

Mary and the Witch's Flower

January 18, 2018

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.

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world.

Mary and the Witch's Flower is the first feature film from Studio Ponoc, a new Japanese animation studio started by many former Studio Ghibli creatives. The American release will be launched with a special premiere event on January 18th, where the film will screen in both English dubbed (ft. Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent and Ruby Barnhill) and the original Japanese with English subtitles. The January 18th screening will also feature exclusive interview footage with the Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, The Secret World of Arrietty) and with the Academy Award®-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There).

On Friday, Jan. 19th, the film will then start full theatrical runs at select cinemas. You can watch the trailer here.

 Tickets are available here

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