In this the last year of the 20th century, TIFF attempted to provide an overview of the past century through film.
Nippon Cinema Classics presented Document 20th Century, showing prominent feature-length documentaries made after WWII.
At International Video Image Symposium under the Digital Nouvelle Vague theme, making-of videos of Mamoru Oshii's Avalon and Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark were shown. Festival audiences and participants in particular discussed in detail the Dogma 95 movement pushed forth by von Trier and other Danish directors, which was made possible through innovations in digital technologies and miniaturization of filming equipment.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the opening screening of The 6th Day. 2. Edward Norton, whose directorial debut film, Keeping the Faith, was selected to the Competition section. 3. Drew Barrymore (right) and Lucy Liu attend the closing screening of Charlie’s Angels. 4. Chow Yun-fat blows a kiss to his fans at the screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. 5. Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu, director of Grand Prix-winning film Amores Perros. 6. A One and a Two in Cinema Prism section. From right: director Edward Yang, lead actors Jonathan Chang and Issey Ogata. 7. Director Wong Kar-wai of In the Mood for Love, with stars Tony Leung (left) and Maggie Cheung (right).