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This year’s edition of Tokyo International Film Festival will be held from 28th October to 5th November gathering actors and filmmakers from all around the world.
Along with the screening of 144 international movies, there are a lot of special events planned. One of them is the 32nd TIFF Gala Screening Event that includes Red Carpet Ceremony and Stage Appearance, scheduled for 31st October (Thu). TIFF will present the world premiere of Japanese film "Talking the Pictures" directed by Masayuki Sue who will appear on the red carpet and stage together with the main cast— actors Ryo Narita, Yuima Kuroshima, Eri Watanabe, Fumiyo Kohinata, Yutaka Takenouchi.
The Gala Screening Event was added last year for the first time, and attracted a lot of media attention and interest from the fans. It was held on 29th October 2018, presenting the world premiere of the Japanese film “The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps”, directed by Yukihiro Tutsumi.
It was an exciting night as the director and the main cast appeared at both The Red Carpet Ceremony at Roppongi Hills Arena, and later on Stage at Screen 7 of TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills. The movie cast guests included: Ryoko Shinohara, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Kentaro Sakaguhi, Rina Kawaei, Sayaka Yamaguchi and Min Tanaka.
The actors and director all looked very elegant, styled in Giorgio Armani all-black formal dresses and suits. The program started with brief introductions and comments by each of the actors, and then continued with a Talk Session about the film. The end was marked by a Photo Session and a Red Carped Walk where they interacted with welcoming fans.