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Tokyo International Film Festival

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  1. Bending the Rules (Ghaedeye Tasadof): Tokyo Review

    8:11 pm 10/18/2013

    Behnam Barzadi's film centers on an Iranian theater group about to depart for a performance in Europe.Read more

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  2. Barber's Tales (Mga Kuwentong Barbero): Tokyo Review

    6:15 pm 10/18/2013

    Philippine director Jun Robles Lana's follow-up to his indie hit "Bwakaw" combines the political and personal with the story of the emancipation of a rural female barber under the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship in the 1970s.Read more

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  3. Today and Tomorrow (Jin Tian Ming Tian): Tokyo Review

    1:08 am 10/18/2013

    Chinese director Yang Huilong's feature debut follows three twenty-somethings navigating their lives in bustling Beijing.Read more

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  4. Stars Light Up Opening of Tokyo Film Festival

    8:56 am 10/17/2013

    Despite travel delays caused by the huge typhoon that swept across Japan the day before, stars from Asia and Hollywood appeared at the opening of Tokyo Film Festival on Thursday. Read more

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  5. Tokyo Film Fest Head Yasushi Shiina on Luring Hollywood Talent to Japan (Q&A)

    5:15 am 10/16/2013

    The festival's new director shares his vision for the event's future and how he got Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Francis Ford and Sofia Coppola -- along with a Kennedy -- to take part. Read more

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  6. Tokyo Film Fest: 4 Must-Attend Reasons

    11:00 am 10/4/2013

    Japan's capital is brimming with optimism thanks to a rebounding economy and the 2020 Summer Olympics. Come for its relevance, but stay through the fest for the edgy films, incredible and unique city vibe, fabulous food and "omotenashi" — a sense of service that goes above and beyond.Read more

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  7. Tokyo Film Fest Announces Lineup, Visits From Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks

    4:59 am 9/19/2013

    Francis Ford Coppola and Sofia Coppola are also scheduled to attend the festival, where six of the 15 competition titles will be world premieres. Read more

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  8. Nicolas Winding Refn Japan-Set Film to Be Part of Tokyo Fest's Market

    1:43 am 9/9/2013

    Other projects that will vie for co-production funding at the event include movies based on stories by novelist Haruki Murakami and legendary sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein. Read more

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  9. 'Farewell My Concubine' Director Chen Kaige to Head Tokyo Film Fest Jury

    6:56 pm 8/27/2013

    The Chinese helmer will be jury president at the 26th installment as the festival transcends regional tensions.Read more

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  10. Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' to Open Tokyo Film Fest

    1:45 am 7/30/2013

    The Tokyo International Film Festival will screen fewer films than in previous years as government funding has been cut again, though organizers refuse to say by how much.Read more

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