Italian Cinema Festival in Tokyo 2005

Italian Cinema Festival in Tokyo 2005

The 5th edition of the Italian Cinema Festival in Tokyo begins on April 29th. Ten films have been selected from the most recent Italian productions to create a film festival organized by Aip-filmitalia in partnership with the colossal Japanese edtiorial Asahi Shimbun and in collaboration with the Italian Embassy and Italian Culture Institute in Tokyo.
In the course of the past years, this event has not only seen the number of spectators multiply five times over, reaching over 10.000, but has also earned the attention of the press and Japanese film distributors. Infact at least half of the films screened during the festival will be distributed in Japan. The event which started in the year 2001, in concurrence of the Italian year in Japan, has become an essential moment in our film industry, since Japan represents the second Audiovisual market worldwide.

“For A.I.P.-Filmitalia" states the President Giovanni Galoppi “ the Italian cinema festival in Tokyo represents a strategic event for the promotion of Italian cinema worldwide, eventhough geographically speaking very far, it already has a long history. It is with great pride that after only four years we can justifiably state, that this event is now being considered the biggest festival dedicated to contemporary Italian cinema in Japan. This is a fundamental moment offering maximum visibility to our films and artists, in a country in which Italian cinema distribution has reached the same levels as that of the Germans, sharing an equal tie, and coming in third place after the Americans and the French.

I cento passi, Luce dei miei occhi, Brucio nel vento, Don't Move, El Alamein, are only some of the titles that were released this past year, showing the inclination towards our independent cinema,designer names,as one would say in terms of fashion.
We are certain that this edition which includes a large and very specialized delegation of first class Italian artists will be another high point in Italian cinema, graphically speaking, in the land of the Orient."

A double delegation will leave for Tokyo: Silvio Soldini, Olivia Magnani and Nicoletta Romanoff will arrive in Japan on April 28th, then later in the week they will be joined by their colleagues, nominees of the David di Donatello awards: Stefano Accorsi, Davide Ferrario, Giorgio Pasotti and Maya Sansa.

Italian Cinema Festival – Tokyo 2005

An Italian Romance
by Carlo Mazzacurati (108’)
Agata and the Storm
by Silvio Soldini (118’)
The House Keys
by Gianni Amelio (105’)
After Midnight
by Davide Ferrario (93’)
I like to Work
by Francesca Comencini (89’)
The Consequences of Love
by Paolo Sorrentino (100’)
Take me Away
by Tonino Zangardi (95’)
Three Steps Dancing
by Salvatore Mereu (107’)
People of Rome
by Ettore Scola (93’)
Remember Me
by Gabriele Muccino (120’)


Cosi ridevano
by Gianni Amelio (124’)
The Hundred Steps
by Marco Tullio Giordana (104’)