This year’s Tokyo International Film Festival will feature two American films. Clint Eastwood’s “Cry Macho” is set to be the title of the opening night and will be played on Oct0 October. Stephen Chobsky’s “Dear Evan Hansen” was announced on November, 2021 as a headline close to feeling.
TIFF plans to hold physical performances in the Hibia-Yurakucho-Ginza area of Tokyo, so that viewers can enjoy watching movies on the big screen. These two notable films will add to the excitement of the 34th TIFF, ”the festival organizers said in a statement.
“Cry Macho” is a neo-Western drama that enters a new landscape from a filmmaker who tells the story of many people about courage, hope, friendship and love. This marks Eastwood’s 50th year as a filmmaker and he directed, starred and produced a film that was released commercially in the United States earlier this month. Warner Bros. will release it in Japan on January 14, 2022.
“Dear Evan Hansen” is a film adaptation of the hit musical by the songwriting duo of “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman”, where a high school student inadvertently draws attention with a letter and a sympathetic lie. It is set for Japanese release via Toho-Toa on November 26, 2021.
The festival will announce its full lineup on Tuesday next week. It has already teased a showcase for director Yoshida Keisuk’s film, as part of the newly expanded Nippon Cinema Nao section that replaces the previous Japan Nao section and aims to bring more diverse Japanese films to world audiences centered on emerging and single talent who deserve more recognition. The festival will house Yoshida’s “Blue,” “Intolerance” and her 2016 title “Hymenol”.