Anime Ltd. has confirmed that Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai will receive its World Premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival following on from the official Festival du Cannas announcement. Mirai will receive its World Premiere as part of the prestigious Director’s Fortnight (Quinzaine) sidebar in May. This marks the first time a Japanese anime has ever received a world premiere on the Croisette.
Created, written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda (The Boy and the Beast, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars) and from Hosoda’s own production company Studio Chizu comes Mirai, released by Toho in Japan, is set for UK release later in 2018 from Anime Ltd. and National Amusements.
“Working on Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai is a dream come true for the whole team here at Anime Limited in the UK and France. To see it come to Cannes and be the first ever world premiere of an anime there, as well as only the second ever anime in Director’s Fortnight, is a huge honour and a great starting point for people to see the film. We can’t wait to see what people think of it!” – Andrew Partidge
The birth of a sibling is a joyous time for many, but not for Kun. Four years old and spoiled rotten, he sees baby sister Mirai as competition for his parents’ love. Amidst the luscious leaves of a mysterious garden, a magical encounter with his little sister from the future will send the siblings on an intimate journey through time and space, to confront the boy’s uncertain feelings and prepare him to be the big brother he needs to be.