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History  4th Tokyo International Film Festival  Lineup

The world was marked by the reorganization of some notable national boundaries this year. In the "International Competition" category, a film directed by Rajko Grlic of Yugoslavia made its second consecutive appearance, and the director himself attended the festival. Prominent film critic Andrei Plakhov from the Soviet Union was one of the jury members for the International Competition, while "The Flying Dutchman" from the same country was entered in the "Young Cinema 1991 Competition". It was later in the year that the Soviet Union disintegrated, and the Tokyo International Film Festival, in retrospect, was a reflection of such turbulent times.

With the cooperation of the Cannes Film Festival, TIFF scheduled the Cannes International Film Festival "Un Certain Regard" program to further cooperation and exchange among film festivals. For "Symposium on New Image Industry Utilizing High-Definition", David Puttnum, Peter Greenaway, Wim Wenders, and Akira Kurosawa expressed their views on possibilities for new modes of visual expression. In the collaborative "JACCS Card Tokyo International Fantastic Film Festival", special screenings were held in memory of Jacques Demy, who died the previous year.

1991 4th Prize Winner
International Competition
Application total number is 168 entries from 39 countries / regions

Tokyo Grand Prix - The Governor of Tokyo Award
City of Hope (John Sayles)

Special Jury Prize
A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
The Spring Festival (Huang Jian-zhong)

The Best Director Award
Alan Parker (The Commitments)

The Best Actress Award
Zhao Lirong (The Spring Festival)

The Best Actor Award
Otar Megvinetukhutsesi (Get Thee Hence)

The Best Artistic Contribution Award
Iwao Saito: Art-Director /
Shohei Ando: Director of Photography (Shimantogawa)

The Best Screenplay Award
Tim Metcalfe (Iron Maze)

Young Cinema Competition

Tokyo Gold - The Governor of Tokyo Award
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet /
Director: Marc Caro (Delicatessen)

Tokyo Silver Prize
Director: Yeh Hung-Wei (Five Girls and a Rope)
Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof)

Tokyo Bronze Prize
Director: Wolfgang Murnberger (Heaven or Hell)
Director: Miguel Pereira (The Last Harvest)

Special Achievement Award
Director: Satyajit Ray


A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)

Opening Screening
"My Sons" Yoji Yamada

Closing Screening
"Until the End of the World" Wim Wenders