29th Tokyo International Film Festival Opening Film “Florence Foster Jenkins”


29th TIFF to Open with Florence Foster Jenkins



The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer, despite having a terrible singing voice, stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg. Stephen Frears is the film’s director.



Comments from Meryl Streep:
“It’s such an honour that the film has been selected as the opening film. I am very looking forward to visiting Japan again, as I have so much enjoyed meeting the people of Japan, and experiencing the beauty of the city and its art and cuisine on my many previous trips!”


Comments from Hugh Grant:
“It’s a great honour that FFJ has been selected as the opening film. And I’m looking forward to being back in Tokyo. I have always had a fantastic time there.”



The 29th TIFF will be held on October 25 (Tue) ‒ November 3 (Thu), 2016 at Roppongi Hills, Ex Theater Roppongi (Minato City) and other theaters, halls and facilities in Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

Ticket Sales Start on October 15.

(Source: http://2016.tiff-jp.net)