Studio Ponoc’s 2017 film Mary And The Witch’s Flower is getting a special Fathom Screening event in the US on 18 January 2018,so it has brought out a new trailer and a matching poster to mark the occasion. Check them out:
And here’s the poster:
Mary And The Witch’s Flower is directed by Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi, animator on Spirited Away and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty. It’s based on the 1971 children’s novel The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart.
For those unfamiliar with the story, you can read the film’s synopsis below:
Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.
Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award®-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.
Mary And The Witch’s Flower is in selected US cinemas on 18 January 2018. You can book tickets here. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.