After Naoko Yamada’s ‘A Silent Voice’ resonated with audiences last year, Glasgow Film Festival are once again giving a platform to the work of more talented women in the anime industry as Mari Okada’s ‘Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms’ is receiving it’s international premiere at this years festival only a few weeks after it’s Japanese premiere.
The synopsis for ‘Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms’ certainly has me intrigued and judging by it’s trailer is going to be yet another great addition to an already fantastic festival line-up.
“The people of Iolph are known for two things: their youthful longevity and peaceful lives weaving tapestry. When that is disturbed and their home thrown into chaos by those believing that their blood gifts longer life, Maquia loses not only her friends, but a place to return to. Lost in both mind and body, she stumbles into a dark forest and happens upon Aliel, an orphaned baby boy. Together, the two embark on an emotional journey of the bond between the ageless and the mortal.”
You can expect a review of Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms’ from me after it’s premiere on 4th March. In the meantime you can check out it’s trailer below.