2022.09.16 [Updates]
35th TIFF Reveals Tributes and Section Highlights

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is thrilled to unveil the first exciting highlights from the 35th TIFF.

Tsai Ming-liang 30th Anniversary Tribute

Section Highlights
In TIFF’s World Focus section, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan / Taiwan Cultural Center, Tokyo Filmex (Oct. 29 – Nov. 6, tentative) and TIFF will co-host special screenings as part of the Tsai Ming-liang 30th Anniversary Tribute, celebrating the Taiwanese master on the 30th anniversary of his directorial debut with Rebels of the Neon God (1992), which won the Tokyo Bronze Prize in the TIFF Young Cinema Competition. TIFF will screen Rebels of the Neon God, Goodbye Dragon Inn (2003) and several short films that have not yet been shown in Japan; while Tokyo Filmex will screen The Wayward Cloud (2005) and Visage (2009) and more. This will be the first-ever co-organized program between TIFF and Tokyo Filmex.

Director in Focus: Aoyama Shinji (1965-2022)

Section Highlights
In this year’s Nippon Cinema Now section, which was newly established last year to screen Japanese films that TIFF deems imperative to introduce to international audiences, in memory of director AOYAMA Shinji, two of his best-known titles, Eureka (2005) and Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (2006) will be screened as part of the Director in Focus: Aoyama Shinji (1965-2022) with English subtitles. Aoyama served as a TIFF Competition jury member last year and passed away in March this year.

Hasegawa Kazuhiko and the Director’s Company

Section Highlights
TIFF and the National Film Archive of Japan (NFAJ) will co-host special screenings as part of Hasegawa Kazuhiko and the Director’s Company. The Directors Company, founded in 1982 by Hasegawa Kazuhiko and other filmmakers, produced unique titles for 11 years. Their notable works will be showcased in 35mm format at the NFAJ theater. TIFF will screen digitally remastered versions of four of the group’s best-known films: Typhoon Club (1985, SOMAI Shinji), Luminous Woman (1987, SOMAI Shinji), Door (1988, TAKAHASHI Banmei) and The Guard from Underground (1992, KUROSAWA Kiyoshi) in the Japanese Classics section at TOHO Cinemas Chanter.

Japanese Animation section

The theme of the Japanese Animation section this year is Creating a World from Scratch. In its Creating Worlds with Animation focus, it will feature three recent Japanese animation works: Drifting Home (ISHIDA Hiroyasu), The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes (TAGUCHI Tomohisa) and Break of Dawn (KUROKAWA Tomoyuki). In the retrospective section called Animation and Tokyo, TIFF will show four films to highlight how the animation has depicted Tokyo.
→ Julie Taymor as Jury President
→ Kurosawa Akira Award
35th Tokyo International Film Festival
Date: October 24 (Mon.) – November 2 (Wed.), 2022
Venues: Hibiya-Yurakucho-Marunouchi-Ginza area
Organized by: Unijapan
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Date: October 25 (Tue.) – 27 (Thu.)

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