WHO’S IN IT? (ENGLISH VERSION)
Ruby Barnhill (The BFG), Louis Ashbourne Serkis (Alice Through The Looking Glass), Kate Winslet (Titanic), Jim Broadbent (Paddington), Teresa Gallagher (The Jacket), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), Rasmus Hardiker (I Want Candy), Morwenna Banks (The Annoucnement), Lynda Baron (Yentl)
WHO’S IN IT? (JAPANESE VERSION)
Hana Sugisaki (Blade of the Immortal), Ryunosuke Kamiki (Summer Wars), Yūki Amami (All About My Dog), Fumiyo Kohinata (Rainbow Song), Hikari Mitsushima (Shaolin Girl), Jiro Sato (Hentai Kamen), Kenichi Endō (The Raid 2), Eriko Watanabe (Shall We Dance?), Shinobu Otake (Twelve Months)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There), director, writer; Riko Sakaguchi (The Little Maestro), David Freedman (The Magic Snowflake) and Lynda Freedman (film debut), writers; Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) and Geoffrey Wexler (The Wind Rises), producers; Takatsugu Muramatsu (The Shadow Spirit), composer; Toru Fukushi (Evangelian: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Mary (Barnhill/Sugisaki) is an ordinary girl stuck in the countryside with no friends or adventures in sight. One day, she comes across an old broomstick and a rare Fly-by-Night flower that only grows every seven years, both of which transport her above the clouds to Endor College, a school of magic where she is thrust on a dangerous and highly magical adventure…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
With the future of Studio Ghibli currently in flux, alumni have gathered to create new anime company Studio Ponoc, with this delightful and charming adaptation of the classic children’s book The Little Broomstick being the first major project released by them.