October 22nd, 2019
As the warm autumn has arrived in Tokyo, all film lovers are in anticipation of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival which will take place from 28th October to 5th November. Main venues in Tokyo will be Roppongi Hills, EX Theater Roppongi and Hibiya Step Square.
On 26th September was held a press conference where the lineup and jury members for this year's 32nd edition of the festival were announced. 14 films from 115 countries were selected in the competition section. Actress ZHANG Ziyi (China) will serve as Jury President, alongside producer Bill GERBER (USA), actor and producer Julie GAYET (France), director Michael NOER (Denmark), and director Ryuichi HIROKI (Japan).
The opening Film will be " Tora-san, Wish You Were Here" by director Yoji Yamada and featuring as main cast Chieko Baisho, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Kumiko Goto, Gin Maeda, Mari Natsuki, Ruriko Asaoka.
The 32nd TIFF Gala Screening Event, that includes Red Carpet Ceremony and Stage Appearance, is scheduled for 31st October (Thu). TIFF will present the world premiere of Japanese film "Talking the Pictures" directed by Masayuki Suo who will appear on the red carpet and stage together with the main cast, actors Ryo Narita, Yuina Kuroshima, Eri Watanabe, Fumiyo Kohinata, Yutaka Takenouchi.
On 27th October (Sun), the Opening Eve Screening will feature “The 47 Rōnin in Debt” directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura. The event will be held at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills and will mark the movie's world premiere. Release date in Japan: 22nd November .
Other important information:
◆Asian Future Jury: Elena Pollacchi, Pimpaka Towira, Yoshihiro Nakamura
◆Japanese Cinema Splash Jury: Christian Jeune, Nam Dong-chul, Akiko Ooku
◆32nd Tokyo International Film Festival Muse: actress, TV personality and model, Alice Hirose
◆American Airlines Brand Ambassador: singer and performer MIYAVI
October 22nd, 2019
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.