Full versions of the Heian scroll that struck the Venice Biennale, and the Indian film craze that started two years ago in HISTORICA which is still growing this year. Experience the incomparable grandeur of historical films.
Films with narrative energy that overcome borders and cultures have been selected from the world's latest period films. Stories of people and cultures, messages unable to tell in the present left to history's hands, and modernised traditional stories. All are the finest of historical entertainment.
The heavy and light that represent Toei period films of the Japanese cinema golden age; Tomu Uchida with the suffocating drama with high density logic, and Tadashi Sawashima with lightness and speed upon sacrifice of coherence. All English-subtitled, enjoy the two extremes of period film from today's perspective. May the world discover period films."
The historical films that made a change to historical film, introduced in the 10 years of HISTORICA; we will look back at seven films from the 2nd to 8th editions. VFX, comedy, action, auteur, the concept may vary, but each film is thoroughly inspiring.
A special programme in commemoration of the collaboration of "Kyoto Filmmakers Lab", our film festival's training programme, and the Venice Film Festival. Films produced in Venice under their project for the development of young filmmakers will be screened.
It is the "Meiji 150th Anniversary; birth of Kyoto". As well as reflecting upon Kyoto's character for creating many innovations, the project aims to make Kyoto even more attractive by focusing on new talents and culture for the future.
Silent films by the three maestros, Tomu Uchida, Kenji Mizoguchi and Ito Daisuke, will be screened with a silent film narrator to commemorate 120 years since the birth of the three who have contributed to create the basis of films in Kyoto from the very beginning; in the brick architecture of the former Kyoto branch of Bank of Japan (an Important Cultural Property).
Kyoto Filmmakers Lab is the human resources cultivation program of our film festival that has taken place for 10 years running. Selected young film makers from all over the world experience period film making in Toei and Shochiku’s studios. The graduates of this program will return to Kyoto, like salmon who return to the river from sea, to show their feature film.