33rd Tokyo International Film Festival – Opening and Closing Films 2020

The Tokyo International Film Festival announced this year’s Opening and Closing Films. Underdog by Masaharu Take will open activities on October 31st, and Hokusai by Hajime Hashimoto will close the festival on November 9th.

Underdog by Masaharu Take – Japan | 2020

Dwelling on his past humble glory, a man whose life has hit rock bottom tries to emerge from his despair and shine once again. A story that will stir your soul.


Hokusai by Hajime Hashimoto – Japan | 2020

A film about Hokusai, the most famous Japanese artist in the world. “The Man Mad about Art” was once a struggling artist, but after winning fame, continued to pursue his artistic talent, striving his entire life to improve.


We would like to remind our readers that the Tokyo International Film Festival will take place from October 31st until November 9th, in Tokyo, Japan. The screening schedule will be announced in early October. For more information about the festival and the programme please visit the official website here:

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.

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