“People easily ignore what the most important or cherished things are in their day-to-day lives. By incorporating science fiction and fantasy elements, audiences are more likely to discover what they don’t notice normally. I hope audiences can see beyond spectacular visual effects and see what’s most important value for themselves. ”
~Mamoru Hosoda (July 15th, 2013) via ANN
Sunday, September 13th – 119 minutes, The Boy and the Beast premieres outside Japan, and faces both young and old sit in anticipation. They laugh, they cry, and they cheer. A man in his late 40’s stokes his goatee, and thanks the audience for their support with a smile. He doesn’t speak their language, but they understood his message. That is the language of film. With the assistance of an interrupter, these two bodies share the same finalize the dialog with a few questions. They shake his hand afterword, the man with the goatee scribbles his name as requested. Everyone wore a smile, and some with tears.
And I got a chance to talk with someone who was there.
Opening Theme: Koi no HEAT WAVE by Granrodeo
Ending Theme: Kunimichi 127-go Sen no Shiroki Inazumi by Kishidan
– Boy and Beast at TIFF-
In the world of cosplay, one cosplayer stands out and above the rest. Commonly known as Best Girl, she can quote every line from Sword of the Stranger, and her opinion of art and film (animation in particular) is one I’ve grown to respect. Fellow AniTwitter member and foster mother to Amuro Ray – Bridgette tell us of her experience at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and sheds critical opinion on Hosoda’s latest work. Follower her on Twitter for more.