Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Length: 103 minutes
Classification rating: PG
Screens in: Newcastle, Darwin, Bunbury, Cairns, Townsville, Dubbo and Gold Coast
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.
Event Cinemas Smithfield, Cairns
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Producer: Studio Ponoc
Original Story: Mary Stewart's The Little Broomstick
Screenplay: Riko Sakaguchi and Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles. (Alice Springs will screen the English audio version.)
Format: DCP colour