Fullmetal Alchemist at Tokyo International Film Festival

Fullmetal Alchemist, by Fumihiko Sori, opened in world premiere the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film was shot in Volterra and in Val d’Orcia.

In a mildly steampunk world that resembles a militarized early 20th century Tuscany, two young brothers dabble disastrously in alchemy in the action-fantasy Fullmetal Alchemist. Directed by Fumihiko Sori, the film is the first live-action version of Hiromu Akakawa’s popular manga series, which was published in Japan from 2001 to 2010 and was made into a 51-episode anime TV series for MBS in 2003/04.

The film looks poised to sweep Asian markets beginning in December when Warner Bros. Japan releases domestically.


IDFA Amsterdam
IDFA: International Documentary Film Festival

IDFA is organizing a large number of Talks to accompany its film program. These Talks are divided into three categories. Five Filmmaker Talks will discuss the filmmakers’ oeuvres, and 50 Doc Talks will present in-depth conversations with makers and a well-known moderator after the screenings.