Fullmetal Alchemist, directed by Fumihiko Sori and starring Ryosuke Yamada, will open the 30th anniversary edition of Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) on October 25. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, directed by Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen and featuring former US Vice President Al Gore, will close the festival on November 3.
In addition, as a Special Opening Presentation, the festival will screen highlights from the upcoming release Legend of the Demon Cat, the largest-ever Japan-China co-production, directed by Chen Kaige and starring Shota Sometani, during the Opening Ceremony.
The 30th TIFF will be held from October 25 to November 3, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
Fullmetal Alchemist (2017/Japan) – World Premiere Director: Fumihiko Sori
Cast: Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka
A fantasy/action spectacular that brings to live action the epic world of the hit comic series that has sold over 70 million copies around the world. Two brothers embark on a journey to regain all they have lost!
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017/ USA) Director: Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk
Cast: Al Gore
A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
SPECIAL OPENING PRESENTATION
Legend of the Demon Cat (2017/China/Japan/Hong Kong) Director: Chen Kaige
Cast: Shota Sometani, Huang Xuan, Hiroshi Abe
The acclaimed director Chen Kaige presents a spectacular epic film about the greatest mystery in history, based on the best-selling Japanese novel by Baku Yumemakura, featuring Chinese and Japanese stars.