Saturday, October 18, 2008

[TIFF 2008 Event] Green Carpet Opening Ceremony

Lasting 1.5 hours on a cool Saturday evening, the Green Carpet event saw guests, cast and crew from Japan and abroad, such as Jury President Jon Voight, Blindness' Fernando Mierelles and Julianne Moore, Justin Chadwick, Karena Lam, and the main leads from John Woo's Red Cliff, come meet and greet the fans to officially mark the opening of the 21st Tokyo International Film Festival. Given that it's usually a black tie kind of affair, you can bet your last dollar on the Japanese giving this event a quirky flavour of their own, ranging from animals (stuffed, or otherwise real, such as the Pig which is featured prominently in School Days With a Pig), as well as a spaceman?!

He's My Crew!

Singapore's represented by Bosco Francis and James Toh, the lead actor and producer respectively for My Magic, in competition in the Winds of Asia-Middle East section. For TIFFCOM, we have Boi Kwong's The Days represented there as well.
Bosco's Flaming Wallet

I guess the best way to talk about the Green Carpet, would be to let the pictures and videos do the talking.


Love Fight

School Days With A Pig

Super Typhoon

The Kill Team

The Blue Bird


Power Carlos

Under a Tree

4 Nights With Anna

The Cherry Orchard - Blossoming

Mr Tadano's Secret Mission - From Japan With Love

The Shonen Merikensack

Jon Voight Leading the Jury

The Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso (Center)

The Red Cliff Team

John Woo

Tony Leung

Takeshi Kaneshiro

And of course here are more photographs taken from the Green Carpet and the Arena Stage for your viewing pleasure. Let the Festival begin!

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