It's the work of a true auteur (in what feels like his most personal film yet) presented as innocuous family entertainment.



From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?

An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)
Official Selection, Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Official Selection, Busan International Film Festival
Official Selection, BFI London Film Festival
Official Selection, Sitges International Film Festival
Official Selection, Animation is Film Festival

“A work of heart-swelling beauty and considerable charm.” - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily


Director: Mamoru Hosoda

Writer: Mamoru Hosoda
Animated, Drama, Fantasy
Mamoru Hosoda
Haru Kuroki, Moka Kamishiraishi, Koji Yakusho
Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

The complex, sometimes fraught relationship between older and younger siblings is mapped with kindness, imagination and wit in 'Mirai,' from Japanese writer-director Hosoda Mamoru, the founder of production house Studio Chizu. Inspired by Hosoda's experience watching his own kids interact, this ...

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