30th Tokyo International Film Festival Special Program: Godzilla Cinema Concert
Godzilla has made the highest number of appearances at the festival – and this year, will appear again at TIFF’s first cinema concert, with special guests and a screening with live orchestra.
We will screen the original Godzilla film (1954), directed by Ishirō Honda, accompanied by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, performing the iconic soundtrack written by Akira Ifukube. Conductor Kaoru Wada, a pupil of Ifukube’s, will direct, with the choir group Chor June.
Prior to the screening and live performance, there will be a talk show Godzilla: Present, Past, Future, bringing together for the first time three generations of Godzilla series creators, namely Shogo Tomiyama (Heisei series producer), and Shinji Higuchi (Shin Godzilla director) to talk about what attracts new generations of fans to Godzilla.
◦Date and times:
October 31, 2017 (Tue)
(1st screening) Doors open 14:15 / Starts 15:00
(2nd screening) Doors open 18:15 / Starts 19:00
Tokyo International Forum, Hall C
Godzilla (Digitally restored version with Japanese and English subtitles)
1954 / black-and-white / 97 min
Director: Ishirō Honda, Special Effects Director: Eiji Tsuburaya, Music: Akira Ifukube
Starring: Akira Takarada, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kōchi, Akihirko Hirata
Conductor: Kaoru Wada
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir: Chor June
Shogo Tomiyama, producer
Shinji Higuchi, director
◦Admission fee (All seats reserved, tax included):
-S seats (1st and 2nd floor) 9,800 yen
-A seats (3rd floor / restricted view, suitable for listening to the music) 5,000 yen
*Please note that A seats have a restricted view. Suitable for listening to the music.
*Preschool children are not allowed to enter.
-Advance Ticket Sales: Starts at 12:00, Saturday, August 19
*Orders taken at
-General Ticket Sales: Starts at 10:00, Saturday, September 16
*Orders taken at the websites below (Japanese)
Ticket PIA t.pia.jp 0570-02-9999（P-code：341-123）
Lawson Ticket l-tike.com（L-code：33632）
Rakuten Ticket ticket.rakuten.co.jp