The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that we will be highlighting the work of distinctive director YOSHIDA Keisuke at the 34th TIFF, running October 30 – November 8, 2021.
Yoshida will be saluted with screenings of his work in TIFF’s Nippon Cinema Now section, a newly expanded section that replaces Japan Now and will bring more diverse Japanese films to world audiences. In the former Japan Now section, TIFF featured filmmakers who were already active on the frontlines of the Japanese film industry, including directors HARADA Masato, IWAI Shunji, OBAYASHI Nobuhiko and FUKADA Koji, acclaimed actor YAKUSHO Koji, and actresses ANDO Sakura, AOI Yu, MITSUSHIMA Hikari and MIYAZAKI Aoi. The Nippon Cinema Now section will instead focus on emerging and singular talents who deserve greater recognition on a global scale.
YOSHIDA Keisuke’s latest work, Intolerance, has prompted buzz in the industry and will open in Japanese theaters on September 23. It is his second film release this year, preceded by Blue, which received rave reviews and played in a number of festivals overseas. Yoshida has received attention for works such as Himeanole (2016), Thicker Than Water (2018) and Come on Irene (2018). Each film expresses his singular vision and deeply moves audiences. Yoshida’s talent for depicting the madness of human relations between a diversity of characters, including a stalker, siblings, an international couple, boxers, a perpetrator and a victim, deserves to earn increased notice at film festivals in Japan and abroad in the future.
TIFF is honored to showcase the works of director YOSHIDA Keisuke, whose exceptional talent you can witness in the theater with Nippon Cinema Now screenings of his latest film, Intolerance (2021), as well as Himeanole (2016) and Blue (2021).