Hull Independent Cinema presents: MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
23 June 2018, Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
Hiromasa Yonebayashi | 2017 | Japan | 102 mins | Cert PG | Screening in the English language version.
Advance tickets available from Hull Truck Theatre in person, over the phone (01482) 323638, or online BUY TICKETS NOW
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar.
Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts
7:00pm: Programme starts. Introductions (5 mins). Main feature, MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
8:45pm: Programme ends
MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER combines an exhilarating tale with the unique richness, art and animation of Studio Ghibli-style storytelling, revealing the exciting and surprising adventure of Mary, an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. Bored and lonely during a summer holiday, Mary follows an odd cat into the nearby woods where she stumbles upon a flower and then a little broomstick. Together the flower and broomstick whisk her above the clouds, far away to Endor College – a school of magic! At Endor, Mary tells a lie that leads to peril, and then a promise, while discovering that all is not as it seems at the school – there are experiments that horrify! Soon she confronts great danger and a test of her resolve.
This film adaptation of the beloved novel by Mary Stewart, ‘The Little Broomstick’, is a sublime blend of magic and fantasy that will sweep audiences along with its charming, heartfelt adventure. Along with the beautiful and distinctive animation style that we have come to instantly recognise and love, this film sparks the sense of wonder and will delight the world’s children and adults alike.
Starring Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner
Awards and reviews
Nominee, Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production, Annie Awards
Fantastic Fest, Busan International Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival Official Selections
“A gently refreshing change from the hectic plasticity that now dominates Hollywood computer animation, and even from most other anime.”
– Mike D’Angelo, AV Club
“An ideal choice for Harry Potter and Studio Ghibli devotees, this animated fantasy adventure about a seemingly unremarkable English girl who enters a magical world is sweetly enchanting.” – Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER is rated PG. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).