Japanese Film Festival | Satellite

Mary and the Witch’s Flower


Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
2017 / 103 minutes / PG

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.

Part of the JFF Regional Program 2018. All JFF Regional screenings are free of charge. Click the book now link relevant to your city below to find out how to book tickets.
Part of JFF Fringe 2018 special screenings in Sydney and Brisbane. Catch Japanese films on the big screen with the limited season JFF Fringe specials. Presented in partnership with Event Cinemas.


Tower Cinemas Newcastle, Newcastle


BCC Cinemas Darwin, Darwin


Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury


Event Cinemas Smithfield, Cairns


Townsville Reading Cinemas, Townsville


Reading Cinemas Dubbo, Dubbo


Event Cinemas Robina, Gold Coast

Screens in: Newcastle, Darwin, Bunbury, Cairns, Townsville, Dubbo, Gold and Coast

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Producer: Studio Ponoc

Original Story: Mary Stewart's The Little Broomstick

Screenplay: Riko Sakaguchi and Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu

Format: DCP colour