The Tokyo International Film Festival will be held normally this time after overcoming the Corona epidemic. This allows viewers to enjoy movies and various events again. These events are held in the Hibiya, Yurakucho, Marunouchi and Ginza areas of the capital of Japan. After three years, the 10-day event will see the Lalgalichar Jolus. Tokyo is one of the world’s top 15 international film festivals. The 35th season kicks off on October 24. Lasts until Nov. 2. The Kurosawa Akira Award is presented at this festival after 14 years. Two-time Oscar-winning Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and Japanese director Fukada Koji receive the prestigious award for outstanding contributions to world cinema. The award will be presented to them on October 29 at the Imperial Hotel.
59-year-old Iñárritu’s new film, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, will be screened in the Gala Selection section of the festival. JJ Takahisa’s ‘Fragments of the Last Will’ was selected as the opening film of the festival. The closing film is ‘Living’ directed by South African Oliver Hermanus. These are shown in the Gala selection section. In the International Competition category, 15 films have been selected in the Competition category out of 1,695 films from 107 countries and regions. Eight of them will have their world premiere at the festival. Three stories from Japan have been placed in the competition. These are Imaizumi Rikiya’s ‘By the Window’, Fukunaga Takeshi’s ‘Mountain Woman’ and Matsunaga Deishi’s ‘Egoist’. Julie Taymor, the American stage and opera director, and film director will head the jury in this year’s international competition section.
Also controversy over Saif’s appearance
One debate after another is raging about ‘Adipurush’. Bad VFX, fake posters, Saif’s appearance, everything has been criticized. According to netizens, Saif’s appearance does not resemble Ravana, but Babar or Khilji. Director Om Raut opened his mouth on this subject. Prabhas plays the role of Rama in ‘Adipurush’. Sita Kriti Shannon. While their appearance is fine, Saif’s appearance has caused controversy. Why do Hindu Brahmins look like this, that is the question of netizens. Many are unwilling to accept Saif’s Mughal appearance as Ravana. There are also threats from various quarters to ban the film. In this context, Om Raut said: ‘Ravan of this time is demonic.
We thought of a contemporary look to the one who kidnapped Sita. It’s not just a photo or a project, it’s a challenge for us.’ The maker also said, “If everyone sees the film, no one will be disappointed.” Screenwriter Manoj also spoke about this. He asked the question, ‘Which Khilji did Tilak cut on his head? Did you wear Rudraksha? Check out our Ravana again in the teaser.’ ‘Adipurush’ is based on the epic Ramayana. The film will be released on January 12, 2023, in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada languages.
‘RRR’ desperate to stay at the Oscars
This year, SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ did great business at the box office, which many of the director’s previous films have done. What is special about ‘RRR’, however, is that the film is also widely accepted outside India. The film gained wide acceptance from the western world, especially after its release on Netflix, where many producers, including Anurag Kashyap, said that if ‘RRR’ was sent to the Oscars from India, the film could be nominated in the Best category. International Feature Film. . But India sent the Gujarati movie ‘Chello Show’ to the Oscars, which disappointed the fans of ‘RRR’. However, the film’s chances of entering the Oscar race are not over. At least that’s what the RRR team says. The film’s US distributor has launched a campaign for Oscar members to consider nominating the film for an Oscar.
The campaign is called FYC or ‘For Your Consideration campaign. The film’s US distributor said it will ask the Academy’s 10,000 members to consider “RRR” for an Oscar nomination. The ‘RRR’ team said they are campaigning for nominations in 14 categories. These 14 categories include major categories such as Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. It remains to be seen whether this campaign will win the hearts of KNAW members. The 95th Academy Awards Oscar will be held on March 12 next year. Prior to this, the Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24. Ram Charan and Junior NTR played the two lead roles in ‘RRR’. Apart from this, Alia Bhatt was featured in the role of Sita, and Ajay Devgn in a guest role. The film grossed over 1,300 crores worldwide.