Magazine article Screen International

Tokyo Film Festival Turns Spotlight on Keiichi Hara

Magazine article Screen International

Tokyo Film Festival Turns Spotlight on Keiichi Hara

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Director of Colorful and Miss Hokusai selected for TIFF’s annual Animation Focus section.

This year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF, Oct 25-Nov 3) will highlight the work of Miss Hokusai director Keiichi Hara in its Animation Focus section.

TIFF said Hara had been chosen due to his “increased international recognition” as well as “his ability to combine a strong auteurist approach with commercial appeal”. The festival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, also observed that this year marks the 100th anniversary of Japanese animation.

Full details of the titles selected for ‘The World of Keiichi Hara’ will be announced at the same time as the TIFF line-up in September. The animation focus will include screenings of Hara’s animated films and TV works, along with live action films. …

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