With the weather the way it’s been (warm and muggy when not raining) it’s not like you need an excuse to go to the beach, but if you do, the great Gold Coast Film Festival is one of the best. It kicks off tomorrow, and again the GCFF’s partnership with Supanova and their commitment to regional and cult film means that there’s some great Asian cinema to be had!From China, the most recent rendition of that timeless classic The Monkey King, starring Donnie Yen and CYF; and from Korea, there’s crime thriller Cold Eyes and family melodramedy Miracle in Cell No. 7.
From Japan, there’s Lee Sang-il’s Samurai period remake of Clint Eastwood’s 1992 Western movie eulogy, The Unforgiven; and in animation, there’s the JAniCA’s 2013 Young Animator Training Project compilation Anime Mirai, Ghibli classic Laputa Castle in the Sky, the 2012 Naruto feature Road to Ninja, and (the one I’m really secretly hanging out for) Studio Gonzo extravaganza Bayonetta Bloody Fate.
Tickets are of course on sale now, and the program schedule can be found at the GCFF website.