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20 Film you cannot miss at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (Part 2)

TIFFfilmsb2019We continue with our list of films you shouldn’t miss at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival which will take place from October 28th until November 5th in Tokyo, Japan.

About the festival:
The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), the only Japanese film festival accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). TIFF started in 1985 as Japan’s first major film festival. Since then, it has grown to become one of the biggest film festivals in Asia. TIFF seeks out excellent films from around the world and brings them to Tokyo, where filmmakers and film fans can enjoy them, meet emerging filmmakers, and be inspired.

Selected Films:

Mrs. Noisy

Mrs. Noisy by Chihiro Amano – Japan | 2019 – 106 minutes
Section: Japanese Cinema Splash

It all started with a single futon. A small quarrel between neighbors somehow turns into a social media sensation and news frenzy, and changes the lives of two women forever.

Screenings:
October 31st (Thursday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 1 | 10:20 am (Stage Greeting and Q&A) Selling Fast
November 3rd (Sunday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 1 | 20:40 pm (Stage Greeting and Q&A) Sold Out

 

 

Reiwa Uprising

Reiwa Uprising by Kazuo Hara – Japan | 2019 – 255 minutes
Section: Japanese Cinema Slash

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Kazuo Hara follows Ayumi Yasutomi, a cross-dressing candidate, who is also a Tokyo University professor, as she embarks on a national campaign for a seat in Japan’s Upper House.

Screenings:
November 2nd (Saturday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 2 | 00:00 (Talk Show)

Trailer:

 

 

Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay by Antoinette Jadaone
Philippines | 2011 – 97 minutes
Section: CROSSCUT ASIA

The story follows Lilia Cuntapay through the days leading up to a fictionalized awards night where she is nominated as a Best Supporting Actress for the very first time.

Screenings:
October 29th (Tuesday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 9 | 13:35 pm (Talk Show with Q&A)
November 1st (Friday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 9 | 20:20 pm (Q&A)

Trailer:

 

 

Take Over Zone

Take Over Zone by Shinpei Yamasaki – Japan | 2019 – 90 minutes
Section: Japanese Cinema Splash

Shot in the historic city of Nara, this film depicts the growth and conflicts of a talented 14-year-old female sprinter with a complex family background.

Screenings:
November 1st (Friday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 1 | 21:10 pm (With Q&A)
November 4th (Monday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 1 | 10:45 pm (Stage Greeting with Q&A) Sold Out

Trailer:

 

 

Tezuka's Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara by Macoto Tezka – Japan | 2019 – 100 minutes
Section: In Competition

Barbara is an adult-oriented fantasy tale filled with love and the occult, from Osamu Tezuka’s reimagining of “The Tales of Hoffmann”. Made for the 90th anniversary of the birth of Osamu Tezuka.

Screenings:
November 3rd (Sunday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 7 | 16:40 pm (With Q&A) Sold Out
November 4th (Monday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 2 | 20:20 pm (With Q&A) Sold Out

Trailer:

 

 

The Halt

The Halt by Lav Diaz – Philippines | 2019 – 283 minutes
Section: CROSSCUT ASIA

Manilla, 2034. As a result of massive volcanic eruptions in the Celebes Sea in 2031, Southeast Asia is literally in the dark. Madmen control countries, communities, enclaves and new bubble cities.

Screenings:
October 28th (Monday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 9 | 18:10 pm (With Q&A) Selling Fast
October 30th (Wednesday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 9 | 11:40 am (With Q&A)

Trailer:

 

 

The Long Walk

The Long Walk by Mattie Do – Laos, Spain, Singapore | 2019 – 116 minutes
Section: CROSSCUT ASIA

An old Laotian hermit discovers that the ghost of a road accident victim can transport him back in time 50 years, to the moment of his mother’s painful death.

Screenings:
October 30th (Wednesday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 9 | 21:05 pm (With Q&A)
November 1st (Friday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 9 | 10:20 am (With Q&A)

Trailer:

 

 

The Secret Diary

The Secret Diary of A Mom to Be by Luk Yee-sum – Hong Kong | 2019 – 94 minutes
Section: Asian Future

The director of Lazy Hazy Crazy (TIFF 2015) returns with her second feature. Working at a PR company, Carmen enjoys her work and a child-free life, but finds herself three months pregnant…

Screenings:
October 31st (Thursday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 2 | 18:15 pm (With Q&A) Selling Fast
November 3rd (Sunday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 3 | 12:00 pm (With Q&A) Sold Out

Trailer:

 

 

Where we belong

Where We Belong by Kongdej Jaturarasmee – Thailand | 2019 – 132 minutes
Section: World Focus

One girl tries to escape, another wants to stay. By spending their last week together, they realize that living is just like packing luggage.

Screenings:
October 29th (Tuesday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 9 | 18:45 pm (With Q&A) Sold Out
November 1st (Friday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 7 | 14:15 pm (With Q&A)

Trailer:

 

 

Untrue

Untrue by Sigrid Andre P. Bernardo – Philippines | 2019 – 105 minutes
Section: CROSSCUT ASIA

Two lonely Filipinos living in the country of Georgia find solace and companionship in each other, until the strange apparition of a woman begins to haunt their relationship.

Screenings:
October 29th (Tuesday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 9 | 18:05 pm (With Q&A)
October 31st (Thursday) | TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 9 | 10:30 am (With Q&A)

Trailer:

 

 

To see the first part of this article, go here: PART 1

For more information about the programme please visit the official website of the festival: Tokyo International Film Festival

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