AYA TO MAJO
EARWIG AND THE WITCH
An animated film by Gorô Miyazaki, in digital animation and not in the usual manga groove. A contrast with the cinema of his father, the great Hayao Miyazaki, who participated in the elaboration of this opus, which marks the great return of Ghibli studios to the big screen, following their ubiquitous triumph on the platforms. In this highly original work, we find the narrative influences of children's tales with their disturbing characters, their determined little heroines and their magical powers. Note that the film is not set in Japan but still speaks the language of Ozu. We leave it as a surprise.
the Selection Committee
Growing up in an orphanage, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life will take a new turn when a strange family takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. After the internationally-acclaimed Howl’s Moving Castle, Studio Ghibli returns with another adaptation of classic Diana Wynne Jones children’s novel, directed by Goro Miyazaki.
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