International Forum “The Present and Future of Film Criticism”

International Forum “The Present and Future of Film Criticism”

Nov. 19th (Sun.) 12:00-14:00

Venue: Yurakucho Asahi Square (Yurakucho Mullion 11F)

In last year’s international symposium “The ‘Bright Future of Cinema’ From Asia,” Tony RAYNS expressed his concerns regarding the state of contemporary film criticism. This year, we invite eminent film critics from Japan and abroad to examine film criticism in Asia today, and explore a new style of film criticism for the year 2020 and beyond.

Keynote Speaker:
Jean Michel FRODON (France, film critic)

Panel Discussion:
Jean Michel FRODON (France, film critic)
Clarence TSUI (Hong Kong film critic)
Chris FUJIWARA (USA, film critic)
SAITO Atsuko (Japan, film critic)

*Open to everyone

*Admission free
*Entry granted on order of arrival on the day
*Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

TOKYO FILMeX 2017 Line Up Announced

The opening film for the festival will be “Love Education” by Sylvia CHANG, and the closing film will be “24 Frames” by Abbas KIAROSTAMI. Extraordinary new films from spirited filmmakers on the cutting edge of cinema such as HARA Kazuo, SONO Sion and WANG Bing will be presented. In FILMeX Classics, masterpieces of film history and films thought to be long lost will be screened after digital remastering. In the competition section, we will present 9 new films by the best emerging filmmakers in Asia. Special program will focus on Jacques TOURNER.

The film festival will be held on Nov. 18 (Sat) ~ Nov. 26 (Sun) at Yurakucho Asahi Hall and Toho Cinemas Nichigeki.