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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. '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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  6. 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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  7. Tokyo Intl Film Fest Rejigs Sections Under New Director

    12:27 am 5/15/2013

    With a new head honcho in Yasushi Shiina, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is to reorganize its main sections for its 26th edition, and introduce a new logo and slogan. Read more

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  8. Tokyo Intl Film Festival and Contents Market Dates Announced

    6:11 am 2/7/2013

    The 10th edition of TIFFCOM, the contents market of the Tokyo Intl Film Fest (TIFF) will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Grand Pacific Le Daiba, the hotel venue it relocated to last year. Read more

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  9. Juvenile Offender: Tokyo Review

    3:19 am 10/31/2012

    Seo Young-ju turns in an award-winning performance as a teen law-breaker in South Korean director Kang Yi-kwan’s nicely restrained second feature.Read more

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  10. The Black Square: Tokyo Review

    7:25 pm 10/28/2012

    A hipster soundtrack, an artists’ colony milieu and hot young Japanese actor Hideo Nakaizumi are the flavorsome ingredients in Hiroshi Okuhara’s offbeat drama.Read more

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