Magazine article Screen International

Tokyo Film Festival Announces Opening Film and Disaster Aid Initiatives

Magazine article Screen International

Tokyo Film Festival Announces Opening Film and Disaster Aid Initiatives

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The 24th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will open with Paul W.S. Anderson's The Three Musketeers, festival organisers announced today.

The 3D film will kick off the event at TIFF's main Roppongi Hills venue on Oct 22, with the festival running until Oct 30.

Musketeers star Orlando Bloom enjoys increased popularity in Japan while Anderson's Resident Evil films (released in Japan under the original Capcom game's Biohazard title) eclipse earnings in any other territory. The Three Musketeers opens domestically on Oct 28 through distributor Gaga Corporation.

TIFF has also revealed more about its programs and initiatives to support recovery efforts in Japan's disaster-affected Tohoku region.

With a new slogan of "Believe! The power of films," TIFF with screen films in six main programs. Also featured will be a major retrospective of veteran actress Kyoko Kagawa, co-presented with the National Film Center. The nine-film program will include Kenji Mizoguchi's 1954 classic The Crucified Lovers (Chikamatsu Monogatari). …

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