We don't even notice how deep Okada has driven her storytelling dagger until she pulls it out in the end, and the tears come...moving and strange.
View Trailer
Spread the word about this film!

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

English dubbed

Though only 15, Maquia knows she will live for centuries without aging past adolescence. She belongs to the Iorph, a clan of ageless beings just like her. Maquia's elders warn her not to fall in love with anyone outside their realm, lest she wish to encounter true loneliness in the end. But fate pushes Maquia out into the mortal world one night, when an invading territory separates her from the clan. There she discovers an orphaned baby, Erial, and takes him in as her own child. From this point, Maquia will suffer extreme heartbreak in the name of motherhood, as she watches Erial grow and seeks to reconnect with her lost Iorph friends, all torn apart by the cruel world of Mesate.

Director: Mari Okada
Writer: Mari Okada
Stars: Manaka Iwami, Miyu Irino, Yôko Hikasa

Opening at

Music Hall on Sep 21st
Rated NR
Runtime: 115 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
Most Japanese anime films that win U.S. theatrical distribution are science fiction, fantasy, or coming-of-age stories; this eerie and affecting feature debut from writer-director Mari Okada blends the last two genres. The heroine belongs to a legendary, sequestered race of ethereal ...

Get Tickets

Click a BLUE SHOWTIME to purchase tickets
Select Date
Note: There were no showtimes for Wed, Sep 19th, so instead we're showing you showtimes for the next available date on Fri, Sep 21st.