Farewell My Concubine director named jury president of the 2013 edition.
The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has named Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige as jury president for its international competition at the 26th edition (Oct 17-25).
Farewell My Concubine, his most acclaimed film and the first Chinese film to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993, was shown in the special screening section at the 6th TIFF.
In 2008, he was awarded with the Akira Kurosawa Award for the most talented director at the 21st TIFF.
His other features include The Emperor and the Assassin (1999), Golden Globe-nominated The Promise (2005) and Golden Bear-nominated Forever Enthralled (2008) as well as Temptress Moon (1996), Together (2002), Killing Me Softly (2002), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), Sacrifice (2010), and his most recent work, Caught in the Web (2012).
He has served as a judge for the Cannes, Berlin and Venice film festivals as well as several other film festivals in China, Japan and Italy.
In 2006 he was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th Moscow International Film Festival.