The Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest and most important film festivals on Earth. And now, the French Directors’ Guild has announced in their official website that Cannes will be hosting the premiere of Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai of the Future. Meanwhile, the film’s staff have revealed the film’s new international release poster:
The Cannes Film Festival will happen over at Cannes, France from 8-19 May 2018. The Mirai of the Future premiere screening will be happening during the Directors’ Fortnight section, which happens starting 9th May. The section previously screened the late Isao Takahata’s Oscar-nominated film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
Mamoru Hosoda’s highly-anticipated return film will premiere in Japan on 20th July. The staff also revealed that the film will have a 100-minute run time. Here’s how Variety describes the anime’s story:
Mirai follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy’s home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be.
Studio Chizu will be animating the new film, and of course, Mamoru Hosoda is directing it. Hosoda also wrote the screenplay for the film as well. Hosoda’s previous works, Wolf Children and The Boy and the Beast, centered on motherhood and fatherhood respectively. This time, his latest work will center on the relationship between siblings.