IFFI 2019 to screen films by Takashi Miike under Filmmaker in Focus

The jubilee edition is going grand in all aspects, so much so that IFFI 50th has decided to venerate an Asian filmmaker and earmark a section to work that he has delivered.

Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike is often considered as one of the most outstanding filmmakers from Asia and around the world with a cult status due to his films often mixing distinctly different genres and creating movies which stand out due to their mind bending nature. His films feature exploitation, sex, gore, yakuza, violence and tropes of b-movies which have created a very niche following of his across the world. His films have gone onto inspire other filmmakers including and no less than Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.

Miike’s new film First Love is again an instance of a genre-mixing exercise with a love story set in the backdrop of a Yakuza gang war and heist going on, the film will be premiering in India.

2019 marks the 50th year of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is often counted amongst one of the earliest film festivals of the Asian continent. The 50th International Film Festival of India,2019 will witness over 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non feature films in Indian panorama section and more than 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition.

Make sure you watch some of the director’s finest creations at IFFI 2019

  • First Love
  • Ichi the Killer
  • Audition 
  • Dead or Alive
  • 13 Assassins

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