New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms Movie Review: Mari Okada’s directorial debut is a touching fable about love and aging

By Andrea Thompson

The story the anime “Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms” tells isn’t exactly a unique one, but there’s real power in how it unfolds, even if many of its elements are familiar. There’s a timid girl who is accidentally ripped from a beautiful, peaceful home and must find the courage to carve out a place in the outside world. There’s a beautiful princess slowly going mad in a castle. And of course, there is all the pain, heartbreak, madness, and ultimately healing beauty of love.

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