Tokyo International Film Festival

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Crosscut Asia puts focus on rising Southeast Asian talent

Brillante Mendoza joins Kirsten Tan, HF Yambao and BW Purba Negara at Tokyo film festival symposium.

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Takahisa Zeze on his Tokyo contender 'The Lowlife'

Japanese filmmaker Takahisa Zeze is playing in Competition at TIFF with The Lowlife, which explores the world of adult-video actresses.

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Director Keiichi Hara on his career and Japan's animation industry

TIFF’s organisers have this year selected Keiichi Hara as the subject of the festival’s popular animation focus.


Japan, China reveal negotiations underway for co-production treaty

The two countries unveiled further cooperation at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

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Japanese talent, China co-pro in the spotlight at Tokyo Film Festival opening

A rare China-Japan co-production was among the highlights at the 2017 TIFF opening.


TIFFCOM: Japanese filmmakers start to venture overseas

Japanese directors Koji Fukada, Isshin Inudo and Daishi Matsunaga share experiences of shooting outside Japan on Screen-moderated TIFFCOM panel.

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Tokyo Film Festival 2017 preview: Soderbergh, Al Gore and 'Fullmetal Alchemist'

For its 30th anniversary year, new director Takeo Hisamatsu is looking to make an impression; plus Screen hosts co-production panel.

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Enjoy Pictures picks up Tokyo title 'The Looming Storm'

The film will receive its world premiere in competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

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Tommy Lee Jones to head Tokyo film festival jury

Festival announces full competition line-up.

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Tokyo film festival to open with 'Fullmetal Alchemist'

Other films announced include: An Incovenient Sequel and Legend Of The Demon Cat.

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Tokyo film festival turns spotlight on Keiichi Hara

Director of Colorful and Miss Hokusai selected for TIFF’s annual Animation Focus section.


Tokyo festival announces four 'Muses' for 30th anniversary edition

Sakura Ando, Yu Aoi, Hikari Mitsushima and Aoi Miyazaki to be feted.



'Crater': Tokyo Review

A poignant slice of neo-realism by Italian documentarians turned debut feature helmers Silvia Luzi and Luca Bellino.

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'Of Love & Law': Tokyo Review

Hikaru Toda’s eye-opening documentary examines Japanese culture through the experiences of a gay couple


'Sveta': Tokyo Review

A deaf mute woman is pushed to extreme action to save her Kazakhstan home

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'The Looming Storm': Tokyo Review

This atmospheric Chinese procedural proves to be an immersive tempest

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'Goodbye, Grandpa!': Tokyo Review

The death of their elderly matriarch forces a reluctant Japanese family together