Saturday, October 20, 2007

20th Tokyo International Film Festival

Today this festival started with screenings of many movies with emphasis on eastern cinema. Here are the movies in the main competition.

Crossing Over, Jin Chen, Japan and China (World Premiere)
Bikur Hatizmoret (The Band’s Visit), Era Kolirin, Israel and France
Párpados Azules (Blue Eyelids), Ernesto Contreras, Mexico
Dangerous Parking, Peter Howitt, UK (World Premiere)
Erik Nietzsche de Unge År (The Early Years – Erik Nietzsche Part I), Jacob Thuessen, Denmark
Hafez, Abolfazl Jalili, Iran and Japan
Leroy, Armin, Voelckers, Germany
Reign Over Me, Mike Binder, USA
The Stone Angel, Kari Skogland, Canada
Sztuckzki (Tricks), Andrzej Jakimoski, Poland
J’Attends Quelqu’un (Waiting for Someone), Jérôme Bonnell, France
Valzer (The Waltz), Salvatore Maira, Italy (filmed in a single shot wow!)
Bloddy Snake under the Sun, Yu Nakai, Japan (World Premiere)
The Western Trunk Line, Li Jixian, China and Japan (very interesting!)
Gandhi My Father, Feroz Abbas Khan, India

All these films are competing for the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix.

There are many sections in this festival including Special Screenings, Winds of Asia-Middle East, Japanese Eyes, World Cinema, Tokyo in Focus, Extra Events, and the Collaboration Program that includes the Hong Kong Film Festival, the 20th Tokyo International Women’s Film Festival, Korean Cinema Week 2007, 2007 Tokyo China Film Festival and many other sections.

If you want to check all the movies or have more information go here.

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