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Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 2017 | 103 min.

Section: Opening Night Film

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere


Sponsored by:

Japan Airlines

From Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY) and Academy Award®-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE) comes a dazzling, beautifully-animated new adventure for all ages. MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book THE LITTLE BROOMSTICK, and tells the story of a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.

This is Yonebayashi's third feature film—and his first since leaving Studio Ghibli. A delightful children's fantasy film that perfectly captures the charm and whimsy of a classic Studio Ghibli tale, but with a more updated, modern look. MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER combines the work of a small group of Studio Ghibli stalwarts with some of the best talents of Japan’s TV and film animation studios today in crafting a family-friendly story reminiscent of early Ghibli favorites with a dash of HARRY POTTER.



Thursday, November 02 8:00 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Saturday, November 11 3:00 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Screenwriter Riko Sakaguchi
Producer Nishimura Yoshiaki
Cast Yuki Amami, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hikari Mitsushima, Hana Sugisaki
Cinematographer Atsushi Okui
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