World Premier! Orochi, music by Yasuaki Shimizu, screens 31 October @ TIFF

Silent film "Orochi" 4K digital restoration, starring Tsumasaburo Bando, music by Yasuaki Shimizu will screen (w/English subtitles) 31 October (Tue) 1:10pm @ Tokyo International Film Festival 2023.

Ticket sales start 14 October (Sat) 1pm. Don’t! Miss! This!


Fifteen years after the "Orochi" film concert at the Meiji Shrine Jingu Kaikan, Shimizu has produced a soundtrack at the request of a 4K remastering producer who was at the original concert. New negatives have been unearthed, missing parts restored and the frame rate adjusted, extending the film from the original 75 to 101 minutes, while Shimizu has meticulously arranged and re-recorded all the tracks composed for the film concert in 2008.

Being a silent movie Orochi has no sound effects, and the music comes to the fore, becoming intimately entwined and entangled with the dynamic drama on screen, while Raiko Sakamoto's narration takes on an almost song-like quality.


Screening: 31 October 1:10pm

Venue: TOHO cinemas Chanter, Chanter 1

Tickets: Adult 1,700 yen, Student 1,200 yen


Tokyo International Film Festival 2023