Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, the new director-general of the Tokyo International Film Festival, has named Chinese actress Gong Li (Breaking The Silence, The Emperor and The Asassin, Temptress Moon) as the jury chairman for the festival's 16th edition.
The other jury members have yet to be announced.
Kadokawa has also unveiled Yoshimitsu Morita's new drama Asura No Gotoku (Like Asura) as the festival's opening film. The closing film will be Pixar's Finding Nemo.
Based on a popular NHK series, Asura No Gotoku stars Kaoru Yachigusa and Hitomi Kuroki in a family drama about four adult daughters who share the knowledge that their elderly father is having an affair -- but keep the news from their mother. It opens in Japan in November.
This year the festival this year will run for nine days starting on November 1.