Talk Show with Olympian Athletes
The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that we have added Days of Truce to our special program followed by the special talk with Olympic athletes.
Days of Truce is the Official Film of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. It is an original portrait of the Brazilian experience in hosting the Games and a powerful manifesto that explores how the Olympic values are relevant in our modern society.
◆Special Program: Days of Truce
Date: November 3 (Fri)
Venue: Screen3, TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills
Shota IIZUKA – Rio 2016 silver medal winning athlete in Athletics men’s 4×100-meter relay
Popole MISENGA – The Congolese Judoka competed in the Rio 2016 in men’s 90-kg as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team
Haruka TACHIMOTO – Rio 2016 gold medal-winning Judoka in the women’s 70-kg
Ryota YAMAGATA – Rio 2016 silver medal winning athlete in Athletics men’s 4×100-meter relay
Francis GABET – Director of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage
Higia IKEDA – Content director
Days of Truce (2017/88 min./Brazil) – World Premiere
A film by Breno Silveira
Produced by Conspiração Filmes and directed by Breno Silveira, Daniel Lieff, Gabril Ghidalevich, Hana Vaisman, Paschoal Samora
This emotional documentary is the story of the Olympic Summer Games 2016, focusing on the experiences of people from all walks of life who contributed to their success: from the taxi driver to the star athlete, from the dancer at the Olympic Opening Ceremony to Popole, a member of the first Refugee Olympic Team. It’s a tale about the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, of cariocas at a dramatic moment of economic, political, and environmental crisis who rise up to the challenge and welcome people from all around the world in an unforgettable celebration of friendship, excellence, and respect.
About the film director
Brazilian Film, TV and Commercials director Breno Silveira began his career as a cinematographer after graduating from Ecole Louis Lumière in Paris. His first feature film Two Sons of Francisco was the #1 box office movie in Brazil in 2005 with more than 5.3 million admissions, and was the country’s official entry to the Oscars in the Foreign-Language category.
About the Olympic Films
Since the early 20th century, films have been created for every edition of the Olympic Games. Throughout the decades, accomplished international filmmakers have been inspired by the Olympic Movement to push the boundaries of the Olympic documentary tradition and to create powerful cinema as part of the Olympic Games’ cultural legacy. The Olympic Film collection is comprised of more than 50 feature-length films that offer a cinematic window onto defining moments in the history of the modern Games.
To Find out more; www.olympic.org