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Tokyo Film Festival appoints Julie Taymor as jury president

No. Tokyo International Film Festival nominated famous stage and film director Julie Taymor chairs the jury for its main competition. Taymor will be the festival’s third consecutive female jury president, following French screen icons Isabelle Huppert and 2019 Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi (due to the pandemic, the festival did not hold a competition at 2020.

Taymor is probably best known internationally for his hugely successful stage music version The Lion King director), in 25 multiple cities continuously 25 year 20 countries. As a filmmaker, she has directed Anthony Hopkins’ adaptation of ShakespeareTitus(1999), Oscar nominated biopic Frida (25), The Beatles’ Jukebox Romance Across the Universe (2007) ; and the recent Gloria Steinem movie, The Glorias (2020).

Tokyo Music Festival President Hiroyasu Ando emphasized Taymor’s ties to Japan in announcing the appointment.

“Miss. Taymor has directed not only musicals, but many excellent films,” he said, adding: “She has a particularly strong connection to Japan, where she was Studied Ningyo joruri traditional puppet show and later applied it to his own work.”

Tokyo Music Festival said earlier this week that it will open in October 24 with Takahisa Zeze Post-war drama Fragment of Last Will , and on November 2 Day’s Life with Oliver Bill Hermanus , to Akira Kurosawa Classics Ikiru reinterpretation. Further planning announcements are expected next week.

In response to her appointment, Taymor shared the following statement on Friday: “Art is a beacon that keeps us out of chaos and leads the way. In a dark theater, twinkling before us The imagery draws us deeply into and from ourselves, our isolated and single selves. Seizing the cinema, the palace that brings us together, across what we simply don’t know, we think What we know and what we experience firsthand. Be the life and love of others and let them inspire and torment you. It is an honor to be in Japan to host the first International Competition Jury Film Festival of the Tokyo International Competition .”



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