Closing Film of the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival
26th TIFF Closing Film
The Kiyosu Conference
“The Kiyosu Conference” is Director Mitani’s long awaited 6th feature film based on the novel of the same name penned by the director himself. In contrast to Mitani’s original modern day story lines, his latest undertaking is a historical epic.
Directed & Screenplay & Original Story by: Koki Mitani
Cast: Koji Yakusho, Yo Oizumi, Fumiyo Kohinata, Koichi Sato
The film will be released by Toho on November 9, 2013.
Director: Koki Mitani
As a student at Nihon University, he founded the drama troupe, “Tokyo Sunshine Boys.” From here, he launched himself as a writer for stage, TV and the movies. His first foray as a director, Welcome back, Mr. McDonald (1997) was both a domestic hit and lauded at the Berlin International Film Festival. His third film, Suite Dreams (2006) was a massive hit seen by nearly five million people. A Ghost of a Chance (2011), his fifth and latest film, achieved a great success as No.1 Japanese live-action film of the year and secured his reputation as Japan’s leading writer-director.