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ÂYA TO MAJO / EARWIG AND THE WITCH

2020 / 82’ /Colour / Japan

Director: Gorô Miyazaki

Screenplay: Diana Wynne Jones (based on the novel “Earwig and the Witch” by) Keiko Niwa , Emi Gunji

Music: Satoshi Takebe

Animation Director: Seri Tan

Voices: Jazmín Abuín, JB Blanc, Thomas Bromhead, Alex Cartañá, Pandora Colin, Richard E. Grant, Gaku Hamada

Producers: Toshio Suzuki

Production: NHK, NHK Enterprises, Studio Ghibli

Distribution: Bir Film

Summary

Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions, and a mysterious song that may be the key to finding the family she has always wanted.

  

Director

He was born in 1967 in Tokyo as the son of the legendary mangaka and anime director Hayao Miyazaki. Graduated from Shinshu University, Faculty of Agriculture, he started his career as a construction consultant. By 1998, he was in charge of the whole design of the Studio Ghibli Museum.