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This festival has already started on a better foot than last. My first film last year (and my first Fantasia film ever) was Ki-duk Kim’s Dream, a movie that really really sucked. Today is the third day of the festival, but nothing until now has really interested me. I decided to take my little sister to see an anime film she hasn’t seen, hoping I’d enjoy it too. Mai Mai Miracle is hardly revolutionary, and borrows heavily from Miyazaki, especially My Neighbour Totoro, however it is also done with a huge amount of care and love that it’s easy to forget how derivative it is. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come, and most films will be as good, if not better than this one. A full review will be posted on Sound on Sight within 24 hours.