Tokyo International Film Festival to open with Clint Eastwood movie


The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced this year’s Opening and Closing Films. "Cry Macho," directed by Clint Eastwood, will open the festival on October 30, and "Dear Evan Hansen," directed by Stephen Chbosky, will close the festival on November 8.

Eastwood directs, stars and produces "Cry Macho," marking 50 years as a filmmaker, and ventures into new territory. "Dear Evan Hansen" is a film adaptation of the hit musical by the songwriting duo of "La La Land" and "The Greatest Showman," in which high schooler Evan unintentionally attracts attention with a letter and a compassionate lie.

TIFF plans to hold physical screenings at theaters in the Hibiya-Yurakucho-Ginza area of Tokyo, to enable audiences to experience the joy of watching films on the big screen, and these two remarkable films will provide additional excitement to the 34th TIFF.

Organizers will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 28 to announce the lineup of the main sections and related special events.

For more details about the film festival, click here.

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Goddamn, Eastwood is 91 already, he needs to stop.

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Yet he still makes better films that directors half his age. I will say that a film festival opening with Cry Macho and closing with Dear Evan Hansen is hardly going to generate any buzz.

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We enjoyed watching Cry Macho.

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Cry Macho is ok. The dialogue seems a little rough at times, but it was an enjoyable movie.

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