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Drama - Completed 2018

“Liz and the Blue Bird” is the latest film by director Naoko Yamada, following her critically acclaimed “A Silent Voice” which touched the hearts of audiences around the world.

It is a story of two girls who discover a priceless treasure beyond friendship.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, Animation
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Naoko YAMADA
    • Synopsis
    • She’s a Blue Bird.
      She is only happy when flying freely in the sky.
      But I was afraid of being left behind, alone.
      So I trapped her in a cage and pretended not to notice.

      Mizore Yoroizuka plays the oboe and Nozomi Kasaki plays the flute in Kita Uji High School’s concert band. As seniors, this will be their last competition together. The selected piece “Liz and the Blue Bird” features a solo for the oboe and flute.

      “This piece reminds me of us.”

      Nozomi says cheerfully, enjoying the solo, while Nozomi’s happiness is tinged with dread of the inevitable day when they must part.
      They’re supposed to be “best friends” but the oboe and flute solo sounds disjointed, as if underscoring a growing distance between them.

      Talk of college creates a small rift in their relationship, as the story evolves to reveal a shocking and emotional conclusion.