Short Shorts film festival puts spotlight on Asia
Some of the finest movies to come out of this year’s Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia will be shown at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in late October.
“The festival travels around Japan and abroad, with screenings in Hollywood, Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia and so on,” said spokeswoman Miwako Kikuchi.
Organizers have now decided to take advantage of the influx of some of the key movers in the movie industry for the Tokyo International Film Festival – which runs between October 23 and 31 – to replay some popular titles.
The four-day event will include the Asian premiere of “The Second Bakery Attack,” based on the short novel by renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami, which was directed by Carlos Cuaron and stars Kirsten Dunst.