Late
Oct
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Early
Nov

Tokyo International Film Festival

Back for the 32nd time, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will screen more than 200 films, including some upcoming releases, from different countries. Don’t let the “film festival” in the name intimidate you—you don’t have to be a connoisseur of art-house films to enjoy the festival. While the schedule and full lineup is still TBA as of this writing, rest assured that the festival doesn’t just feature art films. This year they will open with the premier of ‘Welcome Back, Tora-san’ by famed director Yoji Yamada – the 50th title with the same actor. The title holds the Guinness World Record for the longest running series with the same actor and is a national favourite.

For most TIFF screenings, buying tickets online is required. Be on the lookout for updates, as tickets for much-awaited films sell out quickly. Screenings of particularly popular films will have tickets distributed using a lottery system.

There will be a variety of venues including Roppongi Hills and the EX Theater so be sure to check the location of each screening individually.

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