Tokyo Filmex has announcedJia Zhangke's Venice Gold Lion winner StillLife as the opening film at this year's edition.
Jia's fifth feature focuseson the lives of couples and families set against the backdrop of the massiveThree Gorges Dam project in
Tokyo Filmex, now in itsseventh year, made the announcement immediately following Still Life's win. The festival focuses on finding emerging talentfrom throughout
Filmex also screened Jia's Platform at its inaugural 2000 editionand Unknown Pleasures in 2002.
"We are very proud to havechosen Still Life as Filmex's openingfilm before it went on to win the GoldenLion at
After taking top prize at
Tokyo Filmex runs fromNovember 17 to 26 in