The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that the recipients of SAMURAI Award for 2016 are Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese and Cannes award-winning director Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
This Year’s SAMURAI Award to Go to Martin Scorsese and Kiyoshi Kurosawa
The SAMURAI Award Ceremony will be held on November 3 (Thu), 2016 during the Closing Ceremony of the 29th TIFF. To commemorate the event, the 3rd SAMURAI Award Special Talk “In Person: Kiyoshi Kurosawa” will also be held on the same day. At this event, we will look back at Kurosawa’s outstanding career and discuss the many challenges he has faced during his journey in filmmaking.
All audiences can participate in this event for free simply by applying for tickets through the official website.
3rd SAMURAI Award Special Talk: “In Person: Kiyoshi Kurosawa”
Date: November 3 (Thu), 2016, 11:00-12:30 (Doors open: 10:30)
Venue: Tower Hall, Roppongi Academy Hills 49F
Speaker: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Registration from PC: here
Registration from smart phone: here
*We will stop accepting applications once all the seats are taken.
Kurosawa began making 8mm films at university. Sweet Home
(1989) was his first commercial direction, followed by other high-profile films such as Cure
(1997), License to Live
(1999) and Pulse
(2000). He won the Jury Prize of Un Certain Regard at the 61st Cannes Film Festival with Tokyo Sonata
(2008), and again at the 68th for Journey to the Shore
29th Tokyo International Film Festival
Dates: October 25 – November 3, 2016
Venues: Roppongi Hills, EX Theater Roppongi and other venues in Tokyo.