Japanese machine fetish reaches a hilarious height in "Kaiji 2," where the eponymous protagonist stakes millions of yen and several lives in a battle to out-wit a Pachinko (pinball) machine as monstrous as Megatron.Read more
It's a good day for France as the film, by French screenwriter/director duo Eric Toledano and Oliver Nakache, takes the $50,000 prize and "When Pigs Have Wings" takes the audience award at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival on Sunday.Read more
The TIFFCOM market opened its high-rise doors Monday as the UniJapan Entertainment Forum got into full swing and the focus at the Tokyo International Film Festival shifted to business, for the next few days at least. Read more
TOKYO – Jackie Chan’s historical drama "1911" - about the Xinhai Revolution that led to the founding of the Republic of China - has been added as a second opening film for this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival, alongside "The Three Musketeers."
Immaculately shot with expressive music and long, mesmeric silences, Japanese director Naoki Hashimoto’s Birthright is more like a melancholy song or tone poem until it erupts into an unpredictable, shattering finale.Read more
The 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival came to a close Sunday with Intimate Grammar taking the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main award.Read more
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