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Tokyo International Film Festival

Tokyo International Film Festival Opens With James Cameron and Closes With Clint Eastwood

Karin Badt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The 25th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival opened this past Saturday with the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, produced by James Cameron and directed by Andrew Adamson.

Sensational Music Video Premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival: Flashback Memories 3D

Karin Badt | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

This is the only film in 3-D I have ever seen where the 3-D worked as part of the film, instead of as an added contrivance. Yet Flashback Memories 3D is a movie that is bound to disconcert spectators -- and in fact, many leaving the theater commented that they did not "get it" in the first minutes.

Chinese Film Screens in Tokyo International Film Festival Despite Political Conflict

Karin Badt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The buzz at the opening gala party of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival among journalists was whether the intensifying Japan-China conflict about the Senkaku Islands was going to affect the festival.

Powerful Film Shocks Audience at the Tokyo International Film Festival: Michael Rix's Accession

Karin Badt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The most shockingly violent film in the Competition at the Tokyo International Festival this year was also the most stunningly poetic, with an exquisite use of sound that rivets the spectator to the screen.

French Director Bruno Dumont on Outside Satan: "No God but Cinema"

Karin Badt | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is not an easy film to understand, nor does one ever grasp the complete story, if there is one. But it is remarkably hypnotizing and rests in one's visual memory for a long time afterwards.

French Film Untouchable Wins Grand Prize at Tokyo International Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Karin Badt

Two of the European films featured in this year's Tokyo International Film Festival had the same message: value immigrants and people of color.

Prime Minister of Japan Introduces Tokyo International Film Festival: Films Raise Hope After Fukushima

Karin Badt | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Tom Yoda, Chairman of the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), opened the festival this weekend by speaking about "the disaster in east Japan this last March."

Famed Japanese Actress Kyoko Kagawa Celebrated at the Tokyo International Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The stunningly beautiful actress -- now aged 80 -- stood gracefully on the stage with the same modest soulfulness she displayed in the films she made with these masters of Japanese cinema.

The Cove To Be Shown At Film Festival In Japan

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — The Tokyo International Film Festival will show "The Cove," a documentary that depicts the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. But the decis...