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Special Screening

Friday, February 27, 2009 at 7pm


Directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-ho
2007. Color. 120 min.
With Denis Lavant, Jean-François Balmer, Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase

FIAF presents a sneak peek at Tokyo!, a new film from three visionary directors—Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-ho—who come together to create a multi-part film that examines the nature of one unforgettable city. The ravishing and inimitable Tokyo is seen through the kaleidoscope of people who live, work, and play inside this constantly evolving Japanese megalopolis.

Intended as collaboration, Tokyo! is a fantasy in three movements—Interior Design, by beloved international sensation Michel Gondry; Merde, from acclaimed filmmaker Leos Carax and staring Denis Lavant; and Shaking Tokyo, a romantic vignette by Bong Joon-ho, whose film The Host catapulted him to world-wide recognition. In the tradition of Paris, Je t’aime, Tokyo! addresses the timeless question of whether inhabitants shape cities, or if cities shape their inhabitants, while revealing the rich humanity at the heart of modern urban life.

Michel Gondry and Leos Carax will be present to introduce the screening.

In French, German,
Korean, and Japanese
with English subtitles


Ticket Prices
FIAF Members Free*
($2 advance tickets)
Non-Members $10
Students w/ID $7
*Free tickets are distributed on the day of the event.
Present your membership card at the box office.


Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

Liberation Entertainment

UnifranceNew York State Council on the Arts, a State agency

Special thanks to Liberation Entertainment and Unifrance
Cinéma at FIAF is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency
The FIAF Winter 2009 Season is made possible by support from American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Florence Gould Foundation, and the Herbert J. Seligmann Charitable Trust
Photo: Ayako Fujitani and Ryo Kase in Michel Gondry’s Interior Design segment of Tokyo!, a Liberation Entertainment Release

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