2017.09.25 [Updates]
New Special Program Unveiled: The World of Steven Soderbergh supported by American Airlines
with Soderbergh in person at TIFF

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce a new special program, focusing on filmmakers from the Americas, will be launched this year with the support of American Airlines. The inaugural program features Steven Soderbergh, one of America’s most influential filmmakers, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for his directorial debut Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and Oscar winner for Best Director for Traffic in 2000. Three early films that helped cement Soderbergh’s reputation have been selected for this inaugural program, along with his latest film, Logan Lucky, which will be shown in this year’s Special Screenings section. Soderbergh will appear in person at a Q&A session during the festival.

The World of Steven Soderbergh supported by American Airlines
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

©1988 Outlaw Productions. All Rights Reserved.

With smoldering sensuality and biting humor, this Palm d’Or winner tells the story of a man who films women discussing their sexuality, and his impact on the relationships of two sisters.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

©2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved

“Are you in?” is the now-famous phrase that unites a group of 10 thieves under mastermind Danny Ocean, in this suspense actioner set in Las Vegas with a star-studded cast.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

Heywire (2011)
Heywire (2011)

©2011 Five Continents Imports, LLC. All rights reserved

Mallory Kane is a black ops soldier who is betrayed by the organization she works for and seeks payback in this action-thriller starring MMA fighter Gina Carano.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor

Special Screenings Section

The World of Steven Soderbergh Special Program supported by American Airlines

Logan Lucky (2017)


The latest film directed by Steven Soderbergh, who brought us the Ocean’s series. An elaborate heist takes place during a car race, starring Daniel Craig and an all-star ensemble cast.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig

Steven Soderbergh:
Steven Soderbergh is a multi-talented filmmaker who won the Palme d’Or for Sex, Lies, and Videotape at the age of 26. He has made a string of successful films since then including Erin Brockovich and Traffic which garnered him an Oscar for Best Director. After stepping away from directing feature films for 4 years, Steven Soderbergh has returned to the big screen with Logan Lucky.
Essential Steven Soderbergh Filmography:

1989 Sex, Lies, and Videotape
2000 Erin Brockovich
2000 Traffic
2001 Ocean’s Eleven
2011 Heywire
2017 Logan Lucky

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