Directors John Woo from Hong Kong and Yoji Yamada from Japan will be the recipients of the 2nd SAMURAI Award at the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). SAMURAI Award was established last year with Takeshi Kitano and Tim Burton as the first award recipients.
The SAMURAI Award commends achievements of filmmakers who continue to create groundbreaking films that carve a path to a new era. In commemoration of this award, The 2nd SAMURAI Award Special Talk “In Person: John Woo” will be held on October 25 at the Tokyo International Film Festival. At the event, the festival will look back at Woo’s outstanding career and discuss the challenges and the passion during his journey of filmmaking.
The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival will take place October 22 to 31, 2015.