Directed by : Kon ICHIKAWA
Year of production : 1965 Length : 170 minutes
The official film of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. A widescreen masterpiece by Kon Ichikawa, the world renowned director of The Burmese Harp and Fires on the Plain. Over 250 people, 100 cameras and 100,000 metres of film were utilised for this massive project which became both a huge popular and critical hit, winning numerous international prizes. The film received its international première at the 1965 Cannes Festival.