A fond farewell to childhood from Atsuko Ishizuka, Goodbye, Donglees! will premier at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on the 16th August with the film's director in attendance. A wider UK release schedule will follow, handled by Anime Ltd.
Synopsis: Outcast by their classmates, teenagers Roma, Toto and Drop found each other and became the tightly knit friendship group dubbed the “DonGlees”. However, after meeting up for one last summer firework show together, they find themselves blamed for a nearby forest fire. Believing a wayward drone to be the only way of proving their innocence, the trio head into the rural mountains, and alongside frightful bears and perilous waterfalls, find that growing up might be taking them down different paths in life.