Film director Naoko Yamada sat down and talked about some of the behind the scenes work done on her latest feature film, Liz and the Blue Bird. In Part I of the video, Yamada discusses the titular score and her discussions with film composer Akito Matsuda. 

You can check out Part I of the video series below, courtesy of ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio!

Liz and the Blue Bird is set for release in U.S. theaters this Friday on November 9! ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio describes Naoko Yamada’s film as follows:

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

Advanced tickets for the film along with a list of cinemas are available on the movie’s official website:

In addition, a review of the movie can be found here:

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