Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation
Mary and The Witches Flower U (D)
Magic and fantasy combine in this thrilling Japanese animation based on the classic novel The Little Broomstick, by British author Mary Stewart. Mary is sent to live with her great aunt in the countryside when she follows a mysterious cat into the nearby woods. There she stumbles upon a flower that has magical powers and transforms a little broomstick into one that flies. Mary is soon whisked away beyond the clouds to a city in the sky, to Endor College - a school of magic!
A magical anime - the first from Studio Ponoc, which is largely made up of ex-Studio Ghibli filmmakers - that will absolutely charm young and old alike.
Screening with DepicT! short: Anyone Can Change The World (Dir: Katy Davis, 2013, 1min, 40 secs).
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