【Tokyo International Film Festival 2017】Special Screenings & Special Program

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■Opening Film: Fullmetal Alchemist
A fantasy/action spectacular that brings to live action the epic world of the hit comic series that has sold over 70 million copies around the world. Two brothers embark on a journey to regain all they have lost!
■Closing Film: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
■Special Opening Presentaion: Legend of the Demon Cat
The acclaimed director Chen Kaige presents a spectacular epic film about the greatest mystery in history, based on the best-selling Japanese novel by Baku Yumemakura, featuring Chinese and Japanese stars.
■Special Screenings Section Lineup:

・ENDLESS POETRY (2016/ France=Chile= Japan):Legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Holy Mountain, El Topo, reimagines his youth spent as an aspiring poet in the surreal and breathlessly inventive Endless Poetry.
・GARO -KAMINOKIBA- (2017/ Japan) – World Premiere:The latest installment of “Garo” franchise continuing from 2005. When reunited 3 Makai Knights, Ryuga, Takeru and Aguri, they are confronted with Ryuga’s longtime enemy Jinga. And now, the battle of the series biggest scale begins.
・KUBO and the TWO STRINGS (2016/ USA) – Japanese Premier:A boy named Kubo who has a magical gift for spinning origami tales with the sound of his shamisen sets out on a quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father. An amazing stop-motion emaki from LAIKA!
・The Shape of Water (2017/ USA) – Japanese Premier:Wins the 74th Venice Golden Lion! An epic fantasy romance created by one of the most innovative contemporary filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro.
・Shashin Koshien Summer in 0.5 Seconds (2017/Japan) – World Premiere:Eighteen high schools compete for top honors in Shashin Koshien, a national photography contest. Set in the expansive wilderness of Hokkaido, competitors fight to capture the beauty of Japan and the human spirit. Inspired by true events and directed by Hiroshi Sugawara.
・Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017/ UK) – Asian Premiere:Awarded the best screenplay in 74th Venice International Film Festival. Academy winner director/writer, Martin McDonagh and Academy winner, Frances McDormand present the masterpiece of crime suspense drama.
・The Stand-In Thief (2017/Japan):An ex-thief sneaks into a stately mansion where he falls victim to wild cases of mistaken identity. Will he be able to escape intact and return to the arms of his beloved?
・MIKO GIRL (2017/Japan):The daughter of a Shinto priest, the shrine maiden Shiwasu takes care of the five-year-old boy Kenta under extraordinary circumstances. This is the story of Shiwasu’s growth as a woman, intertwined with the rules and etiquette of the shrine, and its behind the scenes workings.
・Mr Long (2017/Japan=Hong Kong=Taiwan=Germany) – Japanese Premiere:Dream collaboration between director Sabu, whose films have been screened at many international film festivals, and Chinese star Chang Chen, who has appeared in various films, from arthouse masterpieces to epic Hollywood productions.
・Midnight Bus (2017/Japan) – World Premiere:This is a film adaptation of Yuki Ibuki’s novel, which was nominated for the 151st Naoki Prize. It sensitively depicts the moving story of a family struggling to find their way to begin again.
・MUTAFUKAZ (2016/France=Japan) – Asian Premiere:After a scooter accident, Angelino starts having strange hallucinations. With his buddy Vinz, he tries to figure out what’s happening to him while threatening men in black seem determined to catch him.
・Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA (2017/USA=Japan) – Japanese Premiere:A portrait of Oscar winner Ryuichi Sakamoto, from pop icon of Japan’s technological aspirations to leading activist post-Fukushima, through battling cancer to his return to music for a major new opus.
・Logan Lucky (2017/USA) – Japanese Premiere:The latest film directed by Steven Soderbergh, who brought us the Ocean’s 11 series. An elaborate heist takes place during a car race, starring Daniel Craig and an all-star ensemble cast.
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】The Tokyo Grand Prix Award went to The Bloom of Yesterday
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】Asian Future – EWA -:Q&A
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】Asian Future — Salawaku :Q&A
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】The Special Night Event at the Kabukiza
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections Press Conference
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】29th Tokyo International Film Festival kicks off
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】ARIGATŌ Award for Contributors to the Japanese Film Industry
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】Japan Now
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】Japanese Classics
【TIFF】29th Tokyo International Film Festival Unveils Full Lineup
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】The World of Mamoru HOSODA
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】Competition
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】Kabukiza Special Night! Kabuki+Cinema returns for the third time!
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】Special Screening Section!!
【Tokyo International Film Festival 2016】Submit Your Film to the 29th Tokyo Int'l Film Festival!!