Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Directors' Fortnight Title 'Mirai' Sets French Distribution

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Directors' Fortnight Title 'Mirai' Sets French Distribution

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Mamoru Hosoda will be first Japanese animation director to have world premiere in Cannes.

‘Mirai’

Paris-based sales outfit Charades has sealed French distribution deals with Anime and Wild Bunch Distribution for Mamoru Hosoda’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight title Mirai (released in France as Miraï, Ma Petite Soeur).

Wild Bunch will distribute theatrically later this year, with Hosoda set to be one of the first Japanese animation directors to present a world premiere in Cannes next month.

The film has already sold to multiple territories, including the US (GKids), Spain (A Contracorriente), the UK/Ireland (Anime Limited), Italy (Dynit), Canada (MK2 Mile End), Germany (AV Visionen), Latin America (KEM), Turkey (Filma), Benelux (Cineart), CIS (Exponenta), Hungary (Mozinet), former Yugoslavia (Radar), the Middle East (Selim Ramia and Co) and Australia/New Zealand (Madman). …

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