Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai no Mirai’ to Debut at Cannes Film Festival

Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai no Mirai (Mirai of the Future) anime film will make its global debut at the 50th Directors’ Fortnight, which is hosted by the Cannes Film Festival.

Mirai no Mirai is being distributed by GKIDS, and it will have screenings from May 9 through May 19. The Cannes Film Festival created that Director’s Fortnight as a way to bring additional attention to select filmmakers that focus on fictional stories. This will be the first time a Hosoda film screens at the event.

Hosoda is known for exploring family dynamics in his stories, and Mirai no Mirai will explore the bond between siblings. Four-year-old Kun-chan loves soaking up his parents’ attention, but things begin to change after the birth of his little sister Mirai. He is overwhelmed with jealousy and feels that he’ll never accept her, but a magic gateway in a mysterious garden changes his life. In the midst of adventures, Kun-chan meets an older version of Mirai and their interactions may help him to grow into a worthy big brother.

Hosoda is directing the movie at Studio Chizo, which produced his Wolf Children and The Boy and the Beast films.

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