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Mary and the Witch’s Flower to have Australian premiere at Madman Anime Festival Melbourne!

Be prepared to get swept off your feet by the highly anticipated film from former Studio Ghibli staff!

Madman is absolutely thrilled to announce that the Australian premiere of Mary and the Witch’s Flower will take place at Madman Anime Festival Melbourne!

Mary and the Witch’s Flower is the highly anticipated inaugural feature from Studio Ponoc, the Japanese animation house founded by former Studio Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura and director Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

The Australian premiere of Mary and the Witch’s Flower will take place in AnimeLab Arena at Madman Anime Festival Melbourne on Sunday, November 5th 2017, and will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles. Anyone can buy tickets to the screening, not just Madman Anime Festival attendees!

Tickets to the premiere are $15 and available to purchase at the Madman Anime Festival ticket desk from 4pm – 8pm on Friday, November 3rd, or from 9am on Saturday, November 4th. We highly recommend purchasing your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

MadFest VIP pass holders will have their FREE ticket to the premiere in their VIP show bag.

The highly-anticipated film will then be coming soon to cinemas across Australia and New Zealand. Keep your eyes on the website as we’ll be announcing more details (including cinema locations) soon!

Check out the incredible trailer for Mary and the Witch’s Flower!

Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the 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. This film reveals the magical world of a school for witches, combining rollicking adventure with the unique richness, art and animation of Studio Ghibli-style storytelling.  But this strangely sinister school is no Hogwarts, and our heroine is not even a witch!

Mary, bored and lonely while spending the summer with her great aunt, follows an odd cat into the nearby woods. There she stumbles upon flowers imbued with a magical juice that transforms Mary’s humble little broomstick.  Whisking her above the clouds, the broomstick takes her to a secret place where she finds Endor College – a school of magic!

At Endor, Mary discovers that all is not as it seems – there are experiments that horrify! All too soon she confronts great danger – and a life-changing choice.

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