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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

(Sayonara no asa ni yakusoku no hana o kazarĊ)
2018. Cert.15. 115mins. Japan.
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Acclaimed screenwriter Mari Okada makes her directorial debut in this animated fantasy adventure. The people of Iorph have a lifespan of hundreds of years and maintain their teenage appearances for life, but when the peace is shattered by those who want the secret to their longevity for themselves, a young girl named Maquia is forced to escape. Upon finding an orphaned baby, she chooses to raise him, but as this boy grows up and she stays the same age, their differences are thrown into ever sharper focus.