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The 24th Tokyo International Film Festival Closing Ceremony Announcement of Award Winners

closing ceremony

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Winners to the awards at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival were announced today. We ask all members of the media to help us share this exciting news with all film fans across the globe.
■ Date & Time:
Oct. 30th (Sunday), from 14:00
■ Venue:
TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills Screen 7
♦ Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix: Untouchable (directed by Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache)
♦ Special Jury Prize: The Woodsman and the Rain (directed by Shuichi Okita)
♦ Award for Best Director: Ruben Östlund (Play)
♦ Award for Best Actress: Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
♦ Award for Best Actors: François Cluzet (Untouchable), Omar Sy (Untouchable)
♦ Award for Best Artistic Contributions:
KORA (directed by Du Jiayi)
Detachment (directed by Tony Kaye)
♦ The Audience Award: When Pigs Have Wings (directed by Sylvain Estibal)
TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix
♦ TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix: The Mirror Never Lies (directed by Kamila Andini)
♦ TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix Special Jury Prize: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
(directed by Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov)
Winds of Asia-Middle East
♦ Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award: Trespassers (directed by Jeffery Jeturian)
♦ Winds of Asia-Middle East Special Mentions:
The Mirror Never Lies (directed by Kamila Andini)
TATSUMI (directed by Eric Khoo)
The Robot (directed by S. Shankar)
Japanese Eyes
♦ Best Picture Award: About the Pink Sky (directed by Keiichi Kobayashi)
President of the International Competition Jury, Edward R. Pressman expressed his pleasure of having taken part in the Tokyo International Film Festival. He also commented on the judging process as being a close call between two films and that there was a lot of debate among the jury members. “We debated a lot but I am sure we became close in the end”. He described that films are a cathedral of our times. “Especially this year, it has been difficult to keep films alive in Japan but I would like to thank Mr. Yoda and all the people for making TIFF possible. The prevalent theme in some of the best films such as Play, When Pigs Have Wings, and Untouchable was immigration and the consequences of being different and coming from different cultures and class which seem to divide us. Untouchable is a story about two men who have very different personalities creating a bond and harmony. It is a film with great skill and artistry”.
Directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache who won the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix Award for their film, Untouchable shared their excitement through a video message:
Eric Toledano&Olivier Nakache: “Great new received! WOW! We are extremely honored to receive this prize. This film will be released in two days in France so we are promoting our film in Paris. We promise to come to Tokyo in the next months to come. This is a commitment more than a promise. And I promise I am not reading off a draft (laugh)! We are so happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you Tokyo!”
closing ceremony

KEIRIN.JPThe 24th Tokyo International Film Festival will be held with funds provided by Japan Keirin Association.TIFF History
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