Australia's Gold Coast Film Festival will once again feature a collection of anime and new Japanese films in a new staple program to the GCFF called Cool Japan Gold Coast. The program includes the films "Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below," "Midori-Ko," "Gantz, Gantz: Perfect Answer" and "Norwegian Wood," a striking and romantic Japanese drama.
Cool Japan Gold Coast is a screen culture program designed to explore and experience Japan's pop culture industries such as anime, movies, art and design. It includes new release feature film screenings, hosted workshops and an anime art exhibition featuring original art stills from anime films, story boards, posters and DVD screening excerpts.
Also screening from Japan is the documentary "The Echo of Astro Boy's Footsteps" and the new action film from Takashi Miike, "13 Assassins."
An exhibit of art from some of the great names in anime will be presented at the Robina Community Centre Nov 16-27 as part of the Gold Coast Film Festival Cool Japan program. Featuring work from artists Makoto Shinkai, Jun Awazu, Ryoichi Mori and Soubi Yamamoto, the exhibit presents the awe-inspiring nature of this uniquely Japanese animation in a way that will leave fans and newcomers alike standing breathless.
The Gold Coast Film Festival presented by Australia Fair Shopping Centre, will be held Nov 21-27 at Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas at Australia Fair Shopping Centre in Southport. The full program of films and events is available at www.gcfilmfestival.com© Japan Today