Opening and Closing Films of the Tokyo Film Festival – The Hollywood Reporter


Tokyo International Film Festival kicks off with Japanese premiere of crying macho, directed by and performed by Clint Eastwood, on October 30 and will close with the Japanese premiere of Stephen Chbosky’s film Dear Evan Hansen November 8.

In his 50th year as a filmmaker, Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino and American sniper) directs, stars and produces neo-western drama crying macho, which is venturing into new territory, ”the festival said of the emotional drama. Eduardo Minett and Natalia Traven are also part of the cast.

Dear Evan Hansen is the film adaptation of the hit musical by the songwriting duo of La La Land and The greatest showman, in which a high school student unwittingly attracts attention with a letter and a compassionate lie. The cast includes Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Kaitlyn Dever.

For its 34th edition, the Tokyo festival plans to organize physical screenings in cinemas in the Hibiya-Yurakucho-Ginza district of the Japanese capital “to allow the public to feel the joy of watching films on the big screen“.

Festival organizers previously announced that they would showcase the work of emerging Japanese director Keisuke Yoshida, who will be this year’s “Director in Focus” as part of the festival’s new Nippon Cinema Now section. Among the gala selection of his films to the poster, his revolutionary feature film of 2016 Himéanole and his two 2021 titles, boxing drama Blue and upcoming drama thriller Intolerance.


Darcy J. Skinner

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