Tokyo International Film Festival Giveaway

You could win tickets to a special screening which preceeds the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Kaneto Shindo, who died in May at the age of 100, was one of Japan’s most prolific and celebrated movie directors. To celebrate his life, the organisers of the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival, which takes place in October, are holding a special memorial screening of his final film, Post Card.

The screening will be followed by a talk from his son, Jiro Shindo, looking back at the great director’s life and works. This is a great, and rare opportunity to see and learn about a piece of Japanese film history: the film is subtitled in English and there will be a live translation available at the talk.

Shindo was born in Hiroshima in 1912 and some of his most famous films dealt with issues relating to the atomic bomb which was detonated above the city in 1945. Post Card is a story which discusses the “devastation of war which goes beyond the death of a soldier.” A World War 2 soldier, entrusted with contacting his fallen comrade’s family, meets the dead man’s wife and finds a tragic life away from the battlefield. The film won the Special Jury Prize at last year’s Tokyo International Film Festival.

All you have to do to win tickets to the memorial screening of Post Card (Japanese title: Ichimai no Hagaki) at Akasaka Civic Center Hall on September 29 (Sat) is click here! [this competition has now closed]

When: September 29, 2012 (Saturday)

Doors open at 15:30, Screening starts at 16:00

Where: Akasaka Civic Center Hall

Akasaka Community Plaza 3F, 4-18-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo   Tel: 03-5413-2711

Speaker: Jiro Shindo, Producer, President of Kindai Eiga Kyokai

Interviewed by Yoshihiko Yatabe, TIFF Programming Director

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The 25th TIFF will take place October 20-28, 2012 at Roppongi Hills and other venues in Tokyo.

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