XR, or Cross Reality, a new digital tool combining elements of virtual reality
and actual reality
, has been unveiled by the Odakyu Corporation in Shinjuku to showcase its redevelopment of the area and the old Odakyu department store on the west side of Shinjuku Station. Elsewhere, the 35th Tokyo International Film Festival
draws to a close. Tsai Ming-liang’s 2003 film Goodbye Dragon Inn
, showing as part of the World Focus section, reflects the state of contemporary cinema as well as the present day, while other films such as World War III
(2020) by the Iranian director Houman Seyedi and Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?
(2006) directed by Shinji Aoyama hold a strange mirror to the world.