The 36th Toronto International Film Festival has announced many more of the films in this year’s lineup. It was already announced a couple weeks ago that the festival will screen Ishii Katsuhito’s “Smuggler” (starring Tsumabuki Satoshi) and Okiura Hiroyuki’s animated “Momo e no Tegami.” The festival recently added 5 more films from Japan, along with one from Iran featuring Japanese stars.
The newly announced films are:
“Kotoko” – Tsukamoto Shinya – the first film starring singer Cocco
“Himizu” – Sono Sion – based on Furuya Minoru’s manga of the same name and starring Sometani Shota and Nikaido Fumi
“Kokurikozaka Kara” (“From Up on Poppy Hill”) – Miyazaki Goro – the latest full-length work from Studio Ghibli
“Monsters Club” – Toyoda Toshiaki – starring Eita and Kubozuka Yosuke
“Space is the Place” – Sonoda Eriko – a 6-minute silent short film
“CUT” – Amir Naderi – starring Nishijima Hidetoshi and Tokiwa Takako
The 36th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 to September 18, 2011.