Screening from Japanese version with English subtitles.
The people of Iolph have a lifespan of hundreds of years and maintain their teenage appearances for life. When an army invades their peaceful town, a young girl named Maquia is forced to escape.
Wandering the land alone, she encounters an orphaned baby in the forest. Maquia chooses to raise him, but as the boy grows older and she remains the same age, the differences are thrown into ever-sharper focus.
Mari Okada's beautifully drawn animated fantasy feature debut premiered at Glasgow Film Festival and with its high imagination, intimate drama and spellbinding visuals, recalls the best of Studio Ghibli.