International Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 4th March 2018
Coming to cinemas nationwide March 2018.
From Anime Ltd and National Amusements
A touching tapestry of the meetings and partings in life, Mari Okada’s directorial debut is a profound human drama and a stunning record of an emotional adventure sure to resonate with the audiences of the prestigious Glasgow Film Festival and beyond.
The people of Iolph are known for two things: their youthful longevity and peaceful lives weaving tapestry. When that is disturbed and their home thrown into chaos by those believing that their blood gifts longer life, Maquia loses not only her friends, but a place to return to. Lost in both mind and body, she stumbles into a dark forest and happens upon Aliel, an orphaned baby boy. Together, the two embark on an emotional journey of the bond between the ageless and the mortal.
WE LIKE IT BECAUSE:
An intimate human story set atop a fantasy stage, “Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms” is a heartfelt tribute to emotions most will experience and a perfect example of the creative renaissance sweeping Japan since the release of “Your Name.”
P.A. Works’ spellbinding visuals are a stunning testament to the visual power and creative freedom of animation. The accomplished display of lighting and colour palettes in particular give scenes an emotional power embraced by the performances of the cast.
Last year saw the breakout success of Naoko Yamada’s breathtaking “A Silent Voice” and we’re delighted to once again have the opportunity to give a platform to the work of more talented women in anime, so it can be experienced and enjoyed by audiences at Glasgow Film Festival and across the UK.
Director & Screenplay: Mari Okada (“The Anthem of the Heart”)
Chief Director: Toshiya Shinohara (“Black Butler”)
Art Director: Kazuki Higashiji (“Charlotte”)
Character Designer: Akihiko Yoshida (“Bravely Default”)
Music: Kenji Kawai (“Ghost in the Shell”)
Production: P.A. Works (“Angel Beats!”)
Manaka Iwami (“Re:CREATORS”)
Miyu Irino (“Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign”)
Ai Kayano (“No Game No Life”)
Yūki Kaji (“Attack On Titan”)
Miyuki Sawashiro (“Sword Art Online II”)
Yoshimasa Hosoya (“Attack On Titan”)