This year marks the 34th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival – Japan’s largest international film event. The film fest will run from October 30 to November 8 and premiere films by talented directors from Japan and around the world.
The festival will kick off with Clint Eastwood’s 2021 film 'Cry Macho’ and host screenings at several venues around Tokyo including Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown Hibiya. There are dozens of eye-catching gems worth getting tickets for, but some of the most promising titles are the films making their world premieres here, which range from 'Crane Lantern' directed by Hilal Baydarov (winner of the Tokyo Filmex 2020 Grand Prize) to Taiwanese film 'American Girl'.
Look out for popular films that have yet to be screened in cinemas across Japan too, like Wes Anderson's 2021 movie 'The French Dispatch' and 'Last Night in Soho' directed by Edgar Wright ('Baby Driver').
As for locally produced movies, we've got our eyes on 'Third Time Lucky', directed by Tadashi Nohara ('Wife of a Spy').
Visit the event's official website to see the full list of films and book tickets online.