Friday, September 19, 2008

21st Tokyo International Film Festival Line-up

The festival runs from October 18 to 26 and these are the films in competition.

Aide Toi et le Ciel t’Aidera (With a Little Help from Myself), Francois Dupeyron, France
Claustrophobia, Ivy Ho, China
Cztery noce z Anna (4 Nights with Anna), Jerzy Kolimowski, France and Poland
Di Bawah Pohon (Under the Tree), Garin Nugroho, Indonesia (story about three women in Bali)
Echo of Silence, Atsuro Watabe, Japan
Half-Life, Jennifer Phang, USA
Hamoon-o-Darya (Hamoon and Darya), Ebrahim Forouzesh, Iran
Part 1: L7Instinct De Mort and Part 2: L7Ennemi Public Numero 1 [Public Enemy Number One (Part 1 & 2)], Jean-Francois Richet, France (Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, etc.!!!)
Okean (Ocean) Mikhail Kosyrev-Nesterov, Cuba and Russia
Planet Carlos, Andreas Andreas Kannengießer, Germany (set in Nicaragua…)
Pranzo Di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch), Gianni Di Gregorio, Italy
School Days with a Pig, Tetsu Maeda, Japan
Sing for Darfur, Johan Kramer (??)
Super Typhoon, Feng Xiaoning, China
Tulpan, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Germany, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Russia and Poland

The fest has many sections, special events and co-hosted/tie-up events. Especially the last one has one interesting event the 21st Tokyo International Women’s Film Festival that unfortunately the event site is only available in Japanese and well, this is a language I really cannot read! But there is a page with pictures of all the films that will be screened.

To check more information about the fest go here.

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