• Special Program
Tokyo Olympiad [Digitally Restored Version]
[ Tokyo Olympiad ]
Director: Kon Ichikawa
  • Documentary
© Japanese Olympic Committee
EX Theater Roppongi
11/02 14:00- (170min) -
  • Talk show
Guest (tentative): Talk show:
Saori Yoshida(Wrestler), Takuya Haneda(Canoeist), Hiromi Miyake(Weight-Lifter), Yoshiyuki Miyake(President of Japan Weight-Lifting Association)
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The first Tokyo Olympics opened on October 10th 1964, but filmmaker Kon Ichikawa was only chosen to be the overall director of this documentary five months prior. He made it very clear to his crew that it would not be a film for sports fans only, and his cameras capture Tokyo as it undergoes a transformation as well as the faces of the athletes, regardless of whether they are winners or losers. The various events were shot using ultra-telescopic lenses, slow motion, and from numerous angles with numerous cameras, resulting in approximately 70 hours of footage. The finished film sparked a debate over whether it was a documentary or a work of art. Ichikawa's approach of refusing to make a mere record of a sporting tournament and instead focusing on the people who lived and breathed during that time, not to mention its innovative visual techniques, have instilled the film with an enduring freshness.

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Director Kon Ichikawa

Born in 1915. Ichikawa worked at J.O. Studio in anime production, then made his directorial debut in 1948 with Hana Hiraku. He took on the challenge of working in varied genres from comedy, literary work, mystery, period drama to documentary, creating films such Conflagration (1958), Ten Dark Women (1961), Tokyo Olympiad (1965), The Makioka Sisters (1983), and Dora-heita (2000). He won the Akira Kurosawa Award at the 19th TIFF. The Inugamis, which is a remake of his own work, was screened as the closing film at the 19th TIFF. He passed away in 2008.

Staff Producer: Suketaro Taguchi
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Screenplay: Natto Wada
Screenplay: Yoshio Shirasaka
Screenplay: Syuntaro Tanikawa
Screenplay: Kon Ichikawa
Music: Toshiro Mayuzumi
170min. Color Japanese [Subtitled in English] | Japan |
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