Tsukamoto Shinya’s latest, Killing, is standing pretty well thusfar as it makes the festival rounds from Toronto to Busan and eventually at Sitges in Italy where it won Best Music. Its next stop will be at the Singapore International Film Festival in December following its release next month on November 24.
Celebrated auteur Tsukamoto Shinya’s latest Kaijyu Theater offering, Zan, is currently poised for a Japan release later this year. In the meantime, attendees for the 75th Venice International Film Festival will get first dibs following the festival’s August 31 launch.
Tetsuo, Tokyo Fist and Fires On The Plain helmer, multifaceted filmmaker and cult favorite Tsukamoto Shinya is en route with Zan, a new period thriller now slated for a November 24 release. The film, whose title translates as “Kill”, tells of a ronin trying to survive mid-19th century Japan during the course of its of violent transition from feudalism to the modern world.
Actor Ikematsu Sosuke (upcoming Falling Camellia) leads the film with actress Aoi Yu (Tokyo Ghoul) also starring as a peasant farm girl who lives in the same village as our protagonist. Zan will be their first collaboration with Tsukamoto who is also writing and serving as cinematographer on the pic, as well as producing via his Kaijyu Theater.
As Variety’s Marc Schilling reported on Thursday, Zan could very well have its first premiere at the Venice Film Festival which kicks off on August 29.