ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio released the making of Liz and the Blue Bird video featuring director Naoko Yamada. Her past works include director of K-On (TV anime series), Tamako Market, and the recent critically acclaimed film A Silent Voice.
ELEVEN ARTS describes the show as:
Mizore Yoroizuka plays the oboe, and Nozomi Kasaki plays the flute in Kita Uji High School concert band. As seniors, this will be their last competition together, and the selected piece “Liz and the Blue Bird” features a duet for the oboe and flute. “This piece reminds me of us.” Nozomi says cheerfully, enjoying the solo, while Mizore’s usual happiness to play with Nozomi is tinged with the dread of their inevitable parting. By all accounts the girls are best friends, but the oboe and flute duet 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
The film is screening in US theaters starting November 9th. Tickets and local theaters information are available here.