After the success of The Boy and the Beast, it seems that critically-acclaimed anime director, Mamoru Hosoda is at it again. The director revealed to entertainment news magazine, Variety, details about his next project. According to their website, Hosoda’s next film is tentatively titled “Mirai”.
Here’s how Variety describes the movie’s story:
“Mirai” follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy’s home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be.
Hosoda said that “There is a common thread in the themes of my films: ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’ was about youth, ‘Summer Wars’ was about family, ‘Wolf Children,’ ‘Ame’ and ‘Yuki’ were about motherhood,” . He also added “‘The Boy and The Beast’ was about the father, and my new film is about the relationship between brothers and sisters. ‘Mirai’ is about a boy who is trying to reclaim the love of his parents.”
The director also told Variety that he wants his movies to have universal appeal. “I always strive to make films that have a universal dimension in the choice of subjects and even the dialogue,” said Hosoda.
The movie will also be heading to the Cannes Film Festival, and it will be represented by Charades, the new international sales banner that was recently launched by Carole Baraton, former head of sales at Wild Bunch, Yohann Comte, former deputy head of sales at Gaumont, and Pierre Mazars, former sales manager at StudioCanal.
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