The Tokyo FILMeX festival has announced its line-up for its fourth edition, to be held from November 22 to 30 at four Tokyo venues.

The competition section, which focuses on films by young Asian directors, will include two films from Korea, four from Iran, one each from Hong Kong and China and two from host country Japan, for a total of nine.

Among the competition directors making their feature debuts are Hana Makhmalbaf, the fifteen-year-old daughter of Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, with Venice Critics Week selection Joy of Madness, and Tomoro Taguchi, a favourite actor of indie icon Shinya Tsukamoto, with the youth drama Iden & Tity.

Also in the competition are Yu Lik-wai's All Tomorrow's Parties, which was screened in Un Certain Regard this year at Cannes, Jang Jun-hwan's Save The Green Planet!, which won him the Best Director's prize at the Moscow Film Festival.

The jury members are French film historian Bernard Eisenschitz, Hong Kong film researcher Wong Ain-ling, Korean director Kim Ki-duk, Japanese director and scriptwriter Azuma Morisaki and American film scholar Richard Pena.

The fest's opening film will be Kim Ki-duk's Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring. Screened at Locarno this year, it depicts the life of a monk whose temple floats on a pond in the mountains. The closing film is Azuma Morisaki's Niwatori, a thriller about a young boy fleeing from both the police and the yakuza.

The festival will also screen a ten-film program devoted to the work of Hiroshi Shimizu and a seven-film selection of Iranian films made before the revolution.