September 23, 2014

The Tokyo International Film Festival announced films for the Special Screening Section

The organizers of the festival have release the complete list of films from the Special Screening Section.

This year the Special Screening Section is composed by nineteen movies with a wide range of genres. As the festival announced some months ago they will focus on animation movies so this year there will be six animated films in this section and there are some very waiting titles such as “Applessed Alpha” and “Garm Wars: The Last Druid” that will catch most of the views. Other movies to highlight are the action movies that will please the audience they are “Dhoom 3”, “The Expendables 3” and “The Raid 2: Barandal”.

Complete list:

Appleseed Alpha (Asian Premiere)
Director: Shinji Aramaki
Voices: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Wendel Calver

World-renowned filmmaker Shinji Aramaki helms “APPLESEED ALPHA” – the latest instalment of the popular sci-fi adventure film franchise based on the original comic books by Shirow Masamune.

Attack on Titan (Part 1) (World Premiere)
Director: Tetsuro Araki
Voices: Yuuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue

The world where Titans govern all. Humans built huge walls to prevent invasion in exchange for the freedom to go outside the walls. But the appearance of a huge Titan collapses the people’s peace.

Big Eyes
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Terence Stamp

The film is about the painter Margaret Keane (Emmy Adams), who painted the famous series “Big Eyes”, and her husband Walter (Christoph Waltz), who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. Directed by Tim Burton!

Cathedrals of Culture (Asian Premiere)
Directors: W.Wenders, M. Glawogger, M.Madsen, R.Redford, M.Olin, K. Ainouz

“If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?” “Cathedrals of Culture” offers six startling responses to this question. Six iconic buildings speak for themselves about their soul.

Chef (Japan Premiere)
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

With his career and personal life suddenly at a crossroads, a once-celebrated L.A. chef embarks on a cross-country culinary odyssey in an effort to rediscover his creativity and love for cooking.

A Courtesan with Fowered Skin (Asian Premiere)
Director: Keisuke Toyoshima
Cast: Yumi Adachi, Yasushi Fuchikami, Ena Koshino

Based on the award-winning 2006 adult novel by Ayako Miyagi, “A Courtesan with Flowered Skin”‘s charged eroticism and cinematic poetry recall the golden age of boldly passionate Japanese film.

Devil´s Knot (Japan Premiere)
Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Dane DeHaan

The savage murders of three young children spark a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Dhoom: 3 (Japan Premiere)
Director: VIjay Krishna Acharya
Cast: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachan

The most successful Bollywood film of all time. It has grossed more than 90 million USD worldwide. Bike action film “Dhoom:3” features Aamir Khan (“3 Idiots”) in an antagonist role as Sahir The Clown Thief.

The Expendables 3
Director: Patrick Hughes
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson

The most star-powered film franchise in history raises the bar to unprecedented heights with a dream team of global superstars, explosive stunts and mind-boggling weaponry in “The Expendables 3”.

Garm Wars: The Last Druid (World Premiere)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Cast: Lance Henriksen, Kevin Durand, Melanie St-Pierre

It’s been 20 years since “Ghost in the Shell” astounded the world. Now, director Mamoru Oshii brings us a new epic feature film, with Hybrid Animation, fusing pioneer CG and live-action technologies.

Miracle: Devil Claus, Love and Magic (World Premiere)
Director: Isshin Inudo
Cast: Masaki Aiba, Nana Eikura, Han Hyo joo, Toma Ikuta

Hikaru finds his soul mate. Anna is in love with her childhood friend. So-Yon cannot forget her ex-boyfriend. Kitayama can not be sincere. Devil Claus brings miracles to the four’s romance!

The Next Generation: Patlabor (Episode 10) (World Premiere)
Director: Kiyotaka Taguchi
Cast: Erina Mano, Toshio Kakei, Seiji Fukushi

“Mobile Police PATLABOR” is finally made into live-action! Special footage from the feature with commentary by director Mamoru Oshii as well as the latest episode from the series will be premiered.

The Nutcracker (World Premiere)
Director: Sebastian Masuda
Cast: Kasumi Arimura, Tori Matsuzaka, Ryoko Hirosue, Masachika Ichimura

A girl searches for her doll in a land cursed by the two-headed Mouse Queen… Let the vibrant colors and sound of this visual spectacle envelope and transport you to a world of wonder yet unseen.

The Raid 2: Berandal
Director: Gareth Evans
Cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura

Only a short time after the first “THE RAID”, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

Until the day comes (World Premiere)
Director: Seijiro Koyama
Cast: Kyoka Suzuki, Tomokazu Miura, Shihori Kanjiya

La película trata sobre una joven anestesista que al cruzarse con las historias de sus pacientes aprende el valor de la vida.

Samba (Asian Premiere)
Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Cast: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbour, Tahar Rahim, Izia Higelin

“Intouchable”’s directors and Omar Sy are re-teamed! One day, Samba, a guy working in Paris illegally, suddenly receives a deportation order from France. After that, his future changes.

The Young and Prodigious T.S.Spivet (Asian Premiere)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Cast: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis

“Amélie” director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s new world, and his best! 10-year-old boy-genius T. S. Spivet and his peculiar family played by a unique cast, including Helena Bonham Carter. A moving story of laughter and tears blasts off in 3D.

The 50 Year Argument (Japan Premiere)
Director: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi

“The 50 Year Argument”, directed by Martin Scorsese, reveals the challenges of the influential publication The New York Review of Books, America’s leading journal of ideas for over fifty years.

Miss Hokusai (Special Presentation)
Director: Keiichi Hara

From Annecy award-winning director Keiichi Hara, the untold story of Master Hokusai’s daughter: a lively portrayal of a free-spirited and highly talented woman, unfolding through the changing seasons

Sebastián Nadilo

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