The parents in Mirai. Its story was inspired by the birth of the director’s second child and his son’s reaction to gaining a sibling.

The Hayao Miyazaki succession: what’s the big deal, asks Mamoru Hosoda, acclaimed animation director behind new film Mirai

Filmmaker acknowledges debate about who is the successor to Studio Ghibli’s king of animation, but says directors must not merely replicate his success but pursue their own ideas, as he certainly has with Mirai, premiered at this year’s Cannes festival

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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The parents in Mirai. Its story was inspired by the birth of the director’s second child and his son’s reaction to gaining a sibling.
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