Major Films Festival this week in Naha
The Sakurazaka Theater is Naha City’s Makishi district is the venue for a week-long Major Three Film Festival Week 2012.
The festival runs Saturday through next Friday. Tickets to the films are ¥1,200 for an advance seat, ¥1,600 for a ticket at the door, or ¥5,000 for a ticket that grants admission to five films. The festival’s film selections were
being chosen from the world’s three major film festivals, the Cannes International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the Venice International Film Festival.
Only movies of the highest level competed for a chance to be shown in Okinawa.
“Big three film festival week 2011” which opened to the
public in May this year, proved immensely popular with Okinawa film goers, and drew the demands for more. The second festival shows the masterpieces garnering the most attention at Cannes, Berlin, and Venice. Reviewers called the three major film festivals in the world the best.
This time, the work which was rich in first runs in
theaters caused a roll from action to a drama, suspense, and a political drama in Francois Ozon’s Japanese first appearance work .
The eight movies selected for this week-long festival are:
1) Michael (Cannes International Film Festival 2011 Competition election) 2011/ Australia / 96min
2) La Nostra Vita (Cannes International Film Festival 2010 Actor prize) 2010/ Italy / 98min
3) Fish Tank (Cannes International Film Festival 2009 Jury prize) 2009/ England, Netherland/ 123min
4) Il Divo ~La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti~ (Cannes International Film Festival 2009 Jury prize) 2008/ Italy, France/ 110min
5) If I want to whistle, I whistle (Berlin International Film Festival 2010 Silberner Bar) 2010/ Romania, Sweden, Germany / 94min
6) The Double Hour (La doppia ora) (Venice International Film Festival 2009 Actress prize) 2009/ Italy/ 95min
7) The Last Circus (Venice International Film Festival 2010 Best Director) 2010/ Spain, France/ 107min
8) HIDEAWAY (San Sebastian International Film Festival 2009 Jury prize) 2009/ France/ 88min