Director: Sunao Katabuchi
'As beautifully illustrated as a Monet landscape painting.'- Hollywood Reporter
Adapted from Nobuko Takagi's autobiographical novel about growing up in rural post-war Japan, Mai Mai Miracle is a stunningly rendered animation very much in the tradition of the celebrated work of Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle).
Running through wheat fields and chasing make-believe creatures, tomboy Shinko daily conjures up the majesty of feudal Japan in her imagination, venturing into a world as real to her as her own. When nine-year-old Kiiko moves to town from bustling Tokyo she stands out like a sore thumb - but it isn't long before Shinko enlists the new girl in an epic adventure.
MIFF Recommends: Age 8+
Some adult themes