Fest to screen meller 'Chikamatsu Monogatari'

The Tokyo Film Festival has unveiled the outlines of its 24th edition, skedded to unspool Oct. 22-30.

Under the slogan of Believe! The Power of Films, the fest will present six sections, including a retrospective dedicated to thesp Kyoko Kagawa, who worked with such Golden Age greats as Mikio Naruse, Yasujiro Ozu, Akira Kurosawa and Kenji Mizoguchi.

In cooperation with the National Film Center, the fest will screen nine Kagawa pics, including Mizoguchi’s 1954 period meller “A Story From Chikamatsu” (Chikamatsu monogatari).

As well as continuing its eco theme, including a green carpet and energy-saving screenings, the fest plans to mount an “Arigato” (Thank You) project to raise funds for victims of the March earthquake and tsunami.

Tiffcom, the fest’s market, revealed plans for its sixth edition, including a new project market, skedded for Oct. 26-27, to support co-productions between foreign producers and Japanese partners.

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