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NIFFF – Press release – 30.05.17

MIIKE TAKASHI TO PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE AT THE NIFFF 2017 The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival is honoured to welcome a leading figure of filmmaking in the person of Miike Takashi for its 17th edition. The legendary Japanese director, known for an experimental and prolific career, will present the world premiere of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 in Neuchâtel. This adaptation of Araki Hirohiko’s eponymous cult manga (more than 100 million printed copies) will be screened as part of the International Competition. The film’s crew, including main actor Yamazaki Kento (who portrays Higashikata Josuke, aka Jojo), will also attend the event. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable This highly anticipated adaptation focuses on the fourth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Araki Hirohiko, published between 1992 and 1995, and now considered a customary part of Japanese culture. Highlighting suspense and mystery, Miike Takashi’s energetic and visual effects heavy direction is perfectly suited to follow the strange daily lives of his characters, who will have to deal with unusual and bizarre encounters. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable is an event — an extraordinary cinematic experience through the greatest adventure in the history of manga. Miike Takashi: guest of honour at the NIFFF’s 17th edition Enjoying worldwide fame since Audition (1999), Miike is an eclectic filmmaker who can effortlessly go from musicals to horror, or from period dramas to thrillers. More often than not, he would mix several genres to create a unique, innovative visual style. Capable of stretching the limits of what can be done, the enfant terrible of Japanese cinema has directed more than 100 films in 26 years, boasting one of the richest and most original filmographies in the world. The audience of the NIFFF is well acquainted with his works: Ichi the Killer (2001), Gozu (2003 – Honourable mention from the international jury), Zebraman (2004 - RTS Audience award), Cut, Three Extremes (2004), Izo (2004), The Great Yokai War (2005), Sukiyaki Western Django (2007), Ninja Kids !!! (2011), Shield of Straw (2013), The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (2013 - Imaging The Future Award for best production design) and Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) have all been shown at the festival. Practical information Complete programme: from Thursday, June 15th on www.nifff.ch Tickets: from Thursday, June 15th on www.starticket.ch Deadline for professional accreditation requests on www.nifff.ch: Friday, June 16th Contact French-speaking and international press: Mylène D’Aloia / [email protected] / +41 32 731 07 76 / +41 78 603 90 30 German-speaking press: Christian Ströhle / [email protected] / +41 79 390 47 69 Visuals available on http://docs.nifff.ch / login: nifff / password: nifff2017


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