Mari Okada's "Maquia" Anime Film to Screen in Canada

Feature will enter competition at this year's Fantasia Film Festival


Renowned anime writer Mari Okada (The Anthem of the Heart and Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day) makes her directorial debut with Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio has expanded screenings to Canada. The feature will debut there on July 20, which is the same date as the previously-announced U.S. screenings.


In addition to the regular screenings, Maquia will premiere in Canada as an official competitor at the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival. 


Head to the official website for theatrical locations and tickets, and check out a new clip below: 



More from the press release: 

Maquia is the directorial debut of renowned screenwriter Mari Okada. The film dives into the dilemmas of motherhood, adolescence, femininity, and leadership. Okada wraps all these poignant themes into a sweeping epic with well-developed characters, emotional gravitas, stunning visuals, and an exhilarating score by composer Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell ). The film, hot off its initial February release, quickly made its way across the globe to premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival , where it captivated audiences. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms will carry the torch for films like Your Name and In This Corner of the World, infusing pure artistry and pathos into anime.



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