Ridley Scott's 'Japan in a Day' to be Joint Opener at Tokyo International Film Festival

The collaboration between the director and Fuji TV is to be the special opening film alongside "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away."

TOKYO– The world premiere of Ridley Scott’s Japan in a Day, the crowd-sourced film charting the recovery from the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, will be the Special Opening Film at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) on October 20.

Japan in a Day is a collaboration between Scott Free Productions and Japan’s Fuji TV, and features footage sent in by the public that was recorded on March 11 this year, in a similar format to Scott’s Life in a Day and Britain in a Day projects.   

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All proceeds from the theatrical release of the film are to go to the disaster-hit Tohoku region of northeast Japan.

Japan in a Day will open TIFF alongside the world premiere of Andrew Adamson’s Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away in 3D, while Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve will bring proceedings to a close on October 28.