Tokyo International Film Festival

By on September 29, 2017

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017 returns to the big screen across Tokyo for the 30th time, showcasing 15 films from Asia, Central Asia and Europe.  From October 25 – November 3, the following films are scheduled to be shown to the public:

2017 Tokyo International Film Festival competing films
“We the Dead” (aka “Aquerat”) directed by Edmund Yeo (Malaysia)
“Crater” directed by. Silvia Luzi, Luca Bellini (Italy)
“Euthanizer” directed by Teemu Niki (Finland)
“Forget About Nick” directed by Margarethe von Trotta (Germany)
“Grain” directed by Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkey, Germany, France, Sweden, Qatar)
“Gutland” Govinda van Maele (Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium)
“The Home” directed by Asghar Yousefinejad (Iran)
“The Looming Storm” directed by Dong Yue (China)
“The Lowlife” directed by Takahise Zeze (Japan)
“Maryline” directed by Guillaume Gallienne (France)
“Namme” directed by Zaza Khalvashi (Georgia, Lithuania)
“Ship in a Room” directed by Lyubomir Mladenov (Bulgaria)
“Sparring” directed by Samuel Jouy (France)
“Sveta” directed by  Zhanna Issabayeva (Kazakhstan)
“Tremble All You Want” directed by Akiko Ooku

This year’s jury, headed by prolific American actor Tommy Lee Jones, will award a Grand Prix; a jury prize; and best director, screenplay, actor, actress and artistic contribution prizes.   Belgian director Martin Provost (“Serafine”), Iranian writer-director and producer Reza Mirkarimi, Japanese actor Masatoshi Nagase, and Chinese actress, director and investor Vicky Zhao Wei join Jones on the jury.


“Our TIFF 30 Vision encapsulates our commitment to share the joys of cinema, propel exchange between film professionals, and cultivate a future for film,” said Takeo Hisamatsu, a senior executive at Shochiku, and this year’s festival director.

Three new screening events added to the schedule are: the Midnight Film Festival (all-night six-screen event); Cinema Arena 30 (30 film screenings in Roppongi Hills); and Godzilla Cinema Concerts (providing live orchestra).


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