Back for the 35th time, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will be showing 117 films across Tokyo.
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.
The lineup this year includes the world premiere of Fragments of the Last Will, a Japanese love story set just after WWII; Living, a film adapted from Kurosawa’s Ikiru by Kazuo Ishiguro; and a great selection of movies from a wide range of genres.
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.
While previous festivals have been mainly hosted in the Roppongi area, 2022 again sees a shift to a wider area, including Hibiya, Ginza, and Marunouchi.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.