Earwig and the Witch (2020)

After the internationally-acclaimed Howl’s Moving Castle, Studio Ghibli returns with another adaptation of classic Diana Wynne Jones children’s novel, directed by Goro Miyazaki.

Earwig (10) was left at St Morwald’s Home for Children as a baby. She loves it there – not least because she possesses the strange ability to make everyone do exactly as she wishes. The last thing Earwig wants is to be adopted by the witch Bella Yaga… but for the first time in her life, her desires are thwarted. She puts a brave face on her new situation – after all, she’s always wanted to learn magic – but Earwig will need all her ingenuity, along with the help of Bella Yaga’s cat Thomas, if she is to survive and flourish.

Production notes

The screening is part of the Pulpettikino selection targeted solely for local kindergarten and school groups.

  • Orig. title: Âya to majo
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: Swedish, Finnish
  • Distribution: Cinema Mondo
  • Music: Satoshi Takebe
  • Sound: Koji Kasamatsu