Gold Coast Film Festival presents Anime in the Mall
Love cosplay? A fan of Studio Ghibli? Say Konnichiwa to Anime in the Mall!
Whether it’s date night or family night, you’ll enjoy being carried away to another world with five Anime classic films, screened in the Broadbeach Mall.
And with Insta-worthy Japanese Octodogs (and more) available from Harajuku Gyoza until 9pm, plus headsets supplied for the best sound experience, you’ll want to stay for more than one film!
As sessions are limited, please arrive early to secure your seat!
HOWLS MOVING CASTLE
Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. After this chance meeting she is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle where she becomes acquainted with Markl, Howl’s apprentice, and a hot-headed fire demon named Calcifer. As the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki Year of Production: 2004
THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME
Something strange has happened to Makoto Konno. Time has suddenly stopped and moved her backwards. With her newly discovered ability to literally leap backwards in time Makoto finds that tests become a piece of cake, embarrassing situations are corrected, and she can have her favorite food anytime she wants. Unfortunately, her carefree time traveling has adverse effects on the people she cares for.
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
Two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, have moved with their father into a new home in the country, while their mother recovers from illness in a nearby hospital. To their surprise, they soon discover that they share this home with some rather unusual creatures and even stranger neighbours – forest guardians that the girls dub Totoro. When trouble occurs, their new friends will help them rediscover hope.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki Year of Production: 1988
From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Academy Award winning masterpiece, Spirited Away. Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl named Chihiro who discovers a secret world of strange spirits, creatures and sorcery. When her parents are mysteriously transformed, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki Year of Production: 2001
Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town and for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he?s never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?