35th Tokyo International Film Festival – Opening and Closing Films

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will open activities with the world premiere of “Fragments of the Last Will” by Zeze Takahisa (Japan). The closing film will be “Living” by Oliver Hermanus (UK). The TIFF will take place from October 24 – November 2, 2022.

Opening Film

Fragments of the Last Will by Zeze Takahisa – Japan | 2022

Based on a true story – the love story of a man and his wife who are at the mercy of fate, but wish to be reunited for 11 years. With thoughts of his wife and his fellow POWs, Yamamoto Hatao never gave up hoping that he’d return home despite hopeless circumstances. (TIFF 2022)

Comments from ICHIYAMA Shozo TIFF Programming Director: Fragments of the Last Will exceeds the scale of ordinary Japanese films and I found the story profoundly moving. We are very pleased to be able to open the festival with the world premiere of this film.

Closing Film

Living by Oliver Hermanus – UK | 2022
Cast: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Tom Burke

Living is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful — into one he can say has been lived to the full. (TIFF 2022)

Comments from ICHIYAMA Shozo TIFF Programming Director: The masterpiece from Japan’s renowned director Kurosawa Akira has been remade with prestige in the UK, and the emotion of the original has been vividly revived. We are proud that this film will close the festival in the film’s birthplace.

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