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‘The Beasts’ Devours the Competitors at Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition  


“The Beasts,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s psychological thriller a few French couple who come to dwell a peaceable life in Spain’s Galician countryside, however get a lower than heat welcome from the locals, gained the Tokyo Grand Prix on the thirty fifth Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition at Tuesday evening’s closing ceremony.

The competition, which unspooled Oct. 24 to Nov. 2 at venues in central Tokyo, additionally awarded Sorogoyen Greatest Director honors and named “The Beasts” star Denis Menochet greatest actor.

The movie, which premiered out of competitors at Cannes this yr, opened in French theaters in July. The Japan launch has but to be introduced, nevertheless.

Successful the second-place Particular Jury Prize was Iranian director Houman Seyedi’s satirical drama “World Conflict III.” At its premiere on this yr’s Venice Movie Competition Horizon’s part it gained Greatest Movie, whereas lead Mohsen Tanabandeh took the Greatest Actor prize. The movie’s Japan launch has additionally but to be determined.

Greatest actress honors went to Aline Kuppenheim for her portrayal of a lady sheltering a person beneath risk from Chile’s Pinochet dictatorship in Manuela Martelli’s “1976.”

The award for greatest creative contribution was given to Sri Lankan director Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s “Peacock Lament,” whereas the viewers award went to Rikiya Imaizumi’s “By the Window,” certainly one of three Japanese entries within the Competitors.

In line with competition organizers, admissions almost doubled from final yr’s version, leaping from 29,414 to 59,541. One other indication of a return to pre-pandemic normality: The variety of abroad visitors rose to 104, in contrast with solely 8 in 2021.

In the meantime, the variety of movies directed by ladies or non-binary folks totaled 14.8%, or 25 of the 169 movies screened.  As an indication that TIFF is retaining tempo with native traits, ladies administrators accounted for 12% of all function movies launched in Japan in 2020, in response to a research by the activist group Japan Movie Mission, whereas the same determine for the 2000 to 2020 interval was 3%.

 

‘The Beasts’ Devours the Competitors at Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition  

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