Not so long ago, there was a film festival which celebrated genre movies and sscreened them to enthusiastic fans. The name of the festival was Tokyo International Fantastic Film Festival (commonly called Tokyo Fanta). After 14 years, the festival will return for one night only this year. Why is it being revived? Why is it called Shin Fanta? Will everything be revealed at midnight on November 2?
Shin Fanta (All night screening event)
Date: November 2 (Sat)
Venue: TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills
Guests: Many filmmakers related to Tokyo Fanta and the films shown
–The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil Japan Premiere
A Hollywood remake is already announced! A crime-action film starring popular Korean actor Don Lee (Ma Dong-seok). A crime boss teams up with a cop to track down a serial killer.
Director: Lee Won-tae
Cast: Ma Dong-seok, Kim Muo-yul, Kim Sung-kyu
[2019 / 110min / Korea]
© 2019 KIWI MEDIA GROUP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Distributor in Japan: THE KLOCKWORX Co., Ltd.
–Rise of the Machine Girls Japan Premiere
Setting in chaotic near-future, the film depicts the bloody battle with anger and revenge. A reboot of Noboru Iguchi’s cult action film The Machine Girl, directed by Yuki Kobayashi (Death Row Family).
Director: Yuki Kobayashi
Cast: Himena Tsukimiya, Kanon Hanakage, Taku Sakaguchi (TAK)
[2019 / 76min / Japan]
©2019 “Rise of the Machine Girls” Film Partners
Distributor in Japan: NEW SELECT Co., Ltd.
*Another film will be announced soon.
Tokyo International Fantastic Film Festival
Tokyo Fanta was held every year from 1985 to 2005 concurrently with TIFF. The festival drove the horror movie popularity in the early days, and featured films from Hong Kong, South Korea and India.