Mamoru Hosoda's "MIRAI" Heads to 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Theatrical anime film will screen as part of the Directors' Fortnight section courtesy of distributor GKIDS


New York-based film distributor GKIDS is heading to France for the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, and they're bringing MIRAI, the latest fantastical anime film from director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, with them.

MIRAI (known in Japan as Mirai no Mirai, or "Mirai of the Future") will screen as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the festival, which runs from May 08 - 19, 2018, in the city of Cannes in France.



GKIDS describes the story of MIRAI as follows:


One day, Kun’s mother brings home a new family member. For the four-year-old boy, joy quickly turns to disappointment when the little sister replaces her brother as the center of attention.  The boy can’t bring himself to accept her as his sister.  But things turn magical when, with a mysterious garden as his gateway, the boy encounters his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man, and has a series of surprising adventures with his older sister from the future. These experiences change how he sees the world and help him grow into the big brother he was meant to be.


MIRAI hits theaters in Japan on July 20, 2018. The film will also receive a North American theatrical release courtesy of GKIDS in the Fall season of 2018.


Source: Official press release



Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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