Canadian Theatrical News: Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms

Eleven Arts have partnered up with Cineplex to bring Mari Okada and P.A. Works’ original film Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms to theatres in Canada this July. The movie opened in Japan on February 28th of this year with U.S. screenings also taking place in July.

Marking her directorial debut, Mari Okada (Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) also assumed her usual role as the writer for the picture. Maquia stands as the first feature-length theatrical film fully produced by animation studio P.A. Works (Shirobako, Kuromukuro). Yuriko Ishii serves as animation director and assisted with character designs alongside Bravely Default’s Akihiko Yoshida. Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Fate/Stay Night) composed the movie’s score.

The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is “alone”. Maquia raises this boy “Ariel”, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.

Alberta

Calgary Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas 7/28 @ 3:50PM
7/29 @ 6:50PM
8/3 @ 3/10PM
8/5 @ 9:55PM
8/7 @ 8:55PM
8/8 @ 3PM
Edmonton Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas 7/28 @ 3:05PM
7/29 @ 6:50PM
7/31 @ 3:55PM
8/3 @ 3:45PM
8/5 @ 7PM
8/6 @ 1PM
8/7 @ 12:30PM
8/8 @ 3:15/10PM

British Columbia

Langley Cineplex Cinemas Langley 7/28 @ 7PM
7/29 @ 4/10:30PM
8/3 @ 4:05/10:20PM
8/4 @ 6PM
8/5 @ 10:30PM
8/7 @ 12:30/6:45/9:30PM
8/8 @ 3:45/10:05PM
Vancouver The Park Theatre 7/28 @ 3:45PM
7/29 @ 7:30PM
8/3 @ 4PM
8/4 @ 9:30PM
8/5 @ 7PM
8/7 @1PM
8/11 @ 4:30PM
8/15 @ 4:30PM
8/17 @ 4:45PM

Manitoba

Winnipeg Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP Cinemas 7/28 @ 3:45PM
7/29 @ 7PM
8/6 @ 1:25PM

Newfoundland

St.John’s Cineplex Cinemas Mount Pearl 7/28 @ 4PM
7/29 @ 7PM
8/4 @ 7PM
8/8 @ 3:50PM
8/9 @ 9:30PM

Nova Scotia

Halifax Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane 7/28 @ 3:45PM
7/29 @ 7:30PM
7/30 @ 4:15PM
8/4 @ 6:40PM
8/7 @ 7:15PM

Ontario

Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Barrie 7/28 @ 7PM
7/29 @ 4/10:05PM
Oakville Cineplex Odeon Winston Churchill Cinemas 7/28 @ 3:45PM
7/29 @ 7PM
Ottawa Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas 7/28 @ 3:50PM
7/29 @ 7:10PM
7/30 @ 10:30AM/4:20PM
Peterborough Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough 7/28 @ 3:40PM
7/29 @ 7PM
Sudbury SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas 7/29 @ 7PM
Thunder Bay SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas 7/28 @ 7:15PM
7/29 @ 4/10:15PM
Toronto Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas 7/28 @ 7PM
7/29 @ 4PM
Toronto Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP 7/28 @ 3:45PM
7/29 @ 7PM
7/30 @ 4:15/9:50PM
Windsor SilverCity Windsor Cinemas 7/28 @ 3:45PM
7/29 @ 7PM

Quebec

Cote St. Luc Cinéma Cineplex Quartier Cavendish 7/27 @ 9:50PM
7/28 @ 3:45PM
7/29 @ 7PM
7/31 @ 9:50PM
8/2 @ 9:50PM
8/3 @ 4:15/10PM
8/5 @ 4:10/9:55PM
8/7 @ 12:55/7:10/9:45PM
Montreal Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (as part of Fantasia Festival) 7/14 @ 12PM
Montreal Cineplex Odeon Latin Quartier Cinemas 7/28 @ 4:40PM
7/29 @ 6:45PM
7/30 @ 4PM
8/3 @ 4/10PM
8/4 @ 6:40PM
8/5 @ 3:55/10PM
8/7 @ 12:50/7/9:40PM
8/8 @ 4/10PM
8/9 @ 9:30PM

Saskatchewan

Regina Cineplex Cinemas Normanview 7/28 @ 3:20PM
7/29 @ 7:20PM
7/31 @ 4:15PM
8/1 @ 12:50PM
8/3 @ 4:05PM
8/4 @ 6:30PM
8/7 @ 12:40/9:45PM
8/8 @ 3:50PM

The film will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Ticket holders will recieve a free mini-poster.

For last minute changes, keep your eyes on the Cineplex page and Eleven Arts website for the movie.

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