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

29th TIFF to Open with Florence Foster Jenkins


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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)