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“Nishi no Majo ga Shinda”

by Mizuho Aoki

Director: Shunichi Nagasaki

Language: Japanese

A troubled preteen girl spends a summer at her grandmother’s house situated somwhere deep in the mountains of Japan. The house is surrounded by beautiful flowers, trees, vegetable plots and herb gardens, and there, the girl, Mai (Mayu Takahashi), spends time with her English grandmother (Sachi Parker) — a font of wisdom — and discovers how to deal with her demons and understand the joy of life. Based on Kaho Nashinki’s best-selling novel of the same title.