The Japanese like it “made in Italy”
12/05/2006 - 14,000 filmgoers attended the Festival del Cinema italiano, held from May 2-7 in Tokyo. The event – organized by Filmitalia in partnership with Asahi Shimbun, a large Japanese publishing company, and in collaboration with the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Tokyo – presented 12 Italian films, including Don’t Tell [trailer] by Cristina Comencini and The Fever [trailer] by Alessandro D'Alatri.
"The festival results are obvious proof that greater investment is needed in culture," said FilmItalia President Giovanni Galoppi. "Together with Gaetano Blandini, the Director General of the Ministry of Culture, we are promoting meetings with the heads of Japanese film production to set in motion a protocol agreement for co-productions between the two countries."
(Translated from Italian)