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22nd Animation Division Jury Selections

Liz and the Blue Bird

Animated feature film

YAMADA Naoko [Japan]


YOROIZUKA Mizore, a lonely introvert since junior high school, is approached by the more outgoing KASAKI Nozomi, who gradually be- comes a special person for Mizore. In the last year of high school, the girls rehearse together a duet for the brass band concert. The film de- picts their relationship as they superimpose themselves on to the characters of the fairy tale Liz and the Blue Bird, which is also the name of musical piece on which the band is working.