Monday, January 9, 2012

Miike, Tsukamoto, Koreeda and Kobayashi to screen at Rotterdam Film Festival

by Chris MaGee

We're at the beginning of a new year, and that means one of the biggest (and most interesting) film festivals is on the calendar. The 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam has just announced its full Spectrum programme and there are a wealth of films by some of the biggest names in Japanese films on board.

Two films that we had the pleasure to see here at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall will be screening -- Shinya Tsukamoto's psychological horror film "Kotoko" and Hirokazu Koreeda's family drama "I Wish". Joining them will be the international premiere of Takashi Miike's video game adaptation "Ace Attorney" (above), as well as the latest film by art house favorite Masahiro Kobayashi, "Women on the Edge".

The 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam will run from January 25th to February 5th. You can check out the full Spectrum line-up here; and keep checking back as more Japanese titles are announced as part of this year's IFFR.

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