Mary and the Witch’s Flower (メアリと魔女の花)

The

Story

© 2017 M.F.P.

From the creators of beloved anime classics 'Arrietty' and 'When Marnie Was There' comes a new magical adventure.

One day, while spending the summer with her great aunt, Mary follows an odd cat into the nearby woods. There she stumbles upon flowers which hold a strange, luminescent power that brings a broomstick to life — which then, in a heartbeat, whisks her above the clouds and off to a strange and secret place. It is here she finds Endor College – a school of magic!

Even though the penalties for imposters are harsh, Mary enters the Endor College campus. And despite a complete lack of magical knowledge, she demonstrates surprising promising abilities. However, she quickly discovers that all is not as it seems at the school – there have been strange experiments taking place behind closed doors, and all too soon, she comes face to face with great danger – and a life-changing choice.

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Year: 2017

Length: 103

Format: DCP colour

Classification rating: PG

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles. (Alice Springs will screen the English audio version.)

Film

Schedule

regional

Date Time Location City Special Events
Concluded - Tower Cinemas Newcastle - newcastle
Concluded - BCC Cinemas Darwin - darwin
Concluded - Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre - bunbury
Concluded - Event Cinemas Smithfield - cairns
Concluded - Townsville Reading Cinemas - townsville
Concluded - Reading Cinemas Dubbo - dubbo
Concluded - Event Cinemas Robina - gold_coast

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Cast & Crew

Director
Hiromasa Yonebayashi/
Producer
Studio Ponoc/
Original Story
Mary Stewart's The Little Broomstick/
Screenplay
Riko Sakaguchi/
Hiromasa Yonebayashi/
Music
Takatsugu Muramatsu/