"Nise - The Heart of Madness" Wins Tokyo Grand Prix of 28th Tokyo International Film Festival

Nov 02, 2015, 07:00 ET from Tokyo International Film Festival

TOKYO, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan from October 22 to 31 has successfully concluded. This year, TIFF screened 207 films and 63,738 film fans attended the screenings. The Tokyo Grand Prix was awarded to "Nise - The Heart of Madness," directed by Roberto Berliner. For the winners of award in all sections, please see below.

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-Competition section
Tokyo Grand Prix:  "Nise - The Heart of Madness" (directed by Roberto Berliner)
Special Jury Prize: "All Three of Us" (directed by Kheiron)
Award for Best Director: Mustafa Kara ("Cold of Kalandar")
Award for Best Actress: Gloria Pires ("Nise- The Heart of Madness")
Award for Best Actor: Roland Moller, Louis Hofman ("Land of Mine")
Award for Best Artistic Contribution: "Family Film" (directed by Olmo Omerzu
Audience Award: "God Willing" (directed by Edoardo Falcone)
WOWOW Viewer's Choice Award: "Cold of Kalandar" (directed by Mustafa Kara)

-Asian Future section
Best Asian Future Film Award: "The Island Funeral" (directed by Pimpaka Towira)
The Spirit of Asia Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center: Director Degena Yun ("A Simple Goodbye")
-Japanese Cinema Splash section
Best Picture Award: "Ken and Kazu" (directed by Hiroshi Shoji)
-SAMURAI Award: Director Yoji Yamada, Director John Woo
-ARIGATO Award: Kirin KIKI, Akihiro HINO, Suzu HIROSE, Mamoru HOSODA, Lily FRANKY

At the closing ceremony, Jury president Bryan Singer enthusiastically explained: "The most important part of filmmaking is creating a world that's believable. In the case of this film we all felt that it was as a believable film with a world full of sadness, humor and triumph." Berliner's words were: "It was a very cruel job. It took 13 years on this film. I rewrote it many times because Nise is such an important person who is a revolutionary figure. Only a few people know about her so it was my responsibility to show her to the world. In life, sometimes we know that we are doing something special, and I felt that way with this film."

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28th Tokyo International Film Festival: http://www.tiff-jp.net/en/

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