Tokyo film festival to open with Zemeckis’s ‘The Walk’

Tokyo, July 28 (IANS/EFE) The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival in October will open with US filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ latest film “The Walk” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the organisers announced on Tuesday.

The movie “Terminal” by Japanese director Tetsuo Shinohara will close the festival, to be held from October 22 to 31, they added.

The festival, this year too, will have a special section dedicated to anime or Japanese animation, including a programme featuring “Mobile Suit Gundam”, one of Japan’s most famous robot franchise, the original version of which premiered in 1979.

It will also screen dozens of episodes from different series of the franchise including feature films and short films.

This year’s festival will also include three new sections ‘Panorama’, ‘Japan Now’ and ‘Japanese Classics’ and focus on Philippine movies in the section ‘Crosscut Asia’, a showcase dedicated to Asian productions.

The section was introduced last year and included an exclusive programme dedicated to Thai cinema.

Apart from Roppongi Hills, this year the films will also be screened at Shinjuku district, which this year named Godzilla, a giant monster, as its new citizen and tourism ambassador.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here