The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its Special Screenings line-up of high-profile films from Japan and abroad.    

Big Eyes

Aside from previously announced opening and closing films - Big Hero 6 and Parasyte - world premieres in Special Screenings include Mamoru Oshii’s Japan-Canada coproduction Garm Wars The Last Druid, a “hybrid animation fusing pioneer CG and live-action technologies”.

Also, Isshin Inudo’s romance Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love And Magic, Sebastian Masuda’s The Nutcracker 3D and Kiyotaka Taguchi’s The Next Generation - Patlabor - Episode 10, a live action version of Mobile Police Patlabor with special footage to screen with commentary from general director Oshii.

The line-up will also include a look at footage from upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. It opens in the US on Dec 25.

The festival will run Oct 23-31.

Special Screenings

Title/country/director, WP - World Premiere

Big Hero 6 (US) Don Hall, Chris Williams - WP

Parasyte (Jap) Takashi Yamazaki - WP

Appleseed Alpha (Jap-US) Shinji Aramaki

Attack On Titan -The First Part (Jap) Tetsuro Araki -WP

The World Of Tim Burton × Big Eyes Special Presentation (US) Tim Burton - *Footage Screening

Cathedrals Of Culture (Ge-De-No-Au-Fr-US-Ja) Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Ainouz

Chef (US) Jon Favreau

A Courtesan With Flowered Skin (US) Keisuke Toyoshima

Devil’s Knot (US) Atom Egoyan

Dhoom: 3 (Ind) Vijay Krishna Acharya

The Expendables 3 (US) Patrick Hughes

Garm Wars The Last Druid (Jap-Can) Mamoru Oshii - WP

Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love And Magic (Jap) Isshin Inudo - WP

The Next Generation - Patlabor - Episode 10 (Jap) Kiyotaka Taguchi - WP

The Nutcracker 3D (Jap) Sebastian Masuda - WP

The Raid 2: Berandal (Indo) Gareth Evans

Until The Day Comes (Jap) Seijiro Koyama - WP

Samba (Fr) Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache

The Young And Prodigious T.S.Spivet (France-Canada) Jean-Pierre Jeunet

The 50 Year Argument (US-UK-Jap) Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi

Miss Hokusai (Jap) Keiichi Hara - *Promo Reel Preview