Mary and the Witch’s Flower – Wednesday 25th March 2020
This week’s childrens’ film is: Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Available on: Channel 4 On Demand (for the next 18 days)
Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.
Based on “The Little Broomstick” by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.
Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New
Writers: Mary Stewart (based on the novel “The Little Broomstick” by) (as Mearî Suchuâtô), Riko Sakaguchi (screenplay by)
Stars: Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent
Runtime: 1 hr 43 mins