same time, when kids their age get scared they say the dumbest stuff – like ‘it’s too much madness for one text’,’’ Boyega says.
‘‘It’s the closest urban script I’ve ever read. I’m from South London and when I’m with my boys, the energy . . . there’s something you just can’t explain. It was fun to have that sort of script.’’
Several anime films, including documentary The Echoes Of Astro Boy’s Footsteps, will also screen as part of the festival’s Cool Japan program.
The Echoes Of Astro Boy’s Footsteps celebrates the work of Matsuo Ohno, the revolutionary sound designer behind the 1960s animation Astro Boy.
Director Tominaga Masanori says uncovering the cult figure was an ‘‘exciting’’ process that taught him a lot.
‘‘When making fiction movies, I’ve always been experimenting with sound and the way it’s heard,’’ Masanori says.
‘‘I came to realise the depth of what conscious sound-editing of a postrecording can achieve.’’
The good news for local cinephiles is they have less than six months to wait until the next Gold Coast Film Festival – the 2012 event will be held in April, in conjunction with the Gold Coast Supanova Pop Culture Expo, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Festival director Casey Marshall Siemer says the partnership will boost the festival’s profile and help attract more Australian premieres and A-list guests.
The Gold Coast Film Festival plays Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas, Australia Fair, from Monday until November 27. See your free, official festival program in today’s Bulletin.