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01 August 2006 à 13:02

Tokyo International Film Festival

The 19th Tokyo International Film Festival (October 21-29, 2006) has announced its line-up.

The main program for the 19th TIFF (Tokyo International Film Festival, one of the 12 competitive international film festivals approved by the FIAPF), was unveiled at a press conference on July 31 in Tokyo.

As was the case last year, the festival will be held at the Virgin Toho Cinemas at Roppongi Hills (which also hosts the Japanese French Film Festival, organized annually by Unifrance in March), the Shibuya Bunkamura Cinema complex, as well as other theaters in the city.

At the core of the TIFF program is an International Competition, featuring 15 titles, whose guiding principle is to unite artistic qualities and popular appeal. This year, two French films have been selected for the competition, “O.S.S. 117, Le Caire nid d'espions” (“O.S.S. 117: Nest of Spies”) by Michel Hazanavicius and “Changement d’adresse” by Emmanuel Mouret.

In addition to the Competition, there are three other major sections, “Special Screenings” (22 eagerly-awaited films from the USA, Japan, and Europe), “Winds of Asia” (a selection of 25 Asian films), and “Japanese Eyes” (devoted to new Japanese films), as well as a multitude of sidebar events. These include a film market (TIFFCOM); a tribute to the veteran Japanese director Ichikawa Kon; a tribute to Suzuki Seijun; the Festival of Women’s Films (featuring “Fauteuils d’orchestre” by Danièle Thompson); and a section dedicated to animated films

"Flags of Our Fathers" by Clint Eastwood will open the festival, while the closing film will be "Murder of the Inugami Clan," a remake by Ichikawa Kon of his own film from 1976.

The Jury of the International Competition will include Marco Müller, president of the Venice Film Festival, and the Japanese actress Kudo Yuki (who starred in "Mystery Train" by Jim Jarmusch).

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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