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  1. 'Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away' to Open Tokyo Film Festival

    10:34 pm PDT 09/04/2012
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    The 3D project promises to combine elements of Cirque du Soleil's live performances with a fictional narrative. READ MORE

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  2. Legendary Producer Raymond Chow Honored by Tokyo International Film Festival

    3:20 am PDT 08/30/2012
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    The founder of powerhouse studio Golden Harvest will be presented with the TIFF Special Appreciation Award on Oct. 20. READ MORE

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  3. Roger Corman to Head Tokyo Festival Jury

    1:39 am PDT 06/12/2012
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    The veteran producer and director will lead the jury at the Tokyo International Film Festival, 18 years after his first time as jury head. READ MORE

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  4. New Home For Tokyo International Film Festival Contents Market

    2:38 am PDT 03/19/2012
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    October’s TIFFCOM contents market to relocate to a new venue overlooking Tokyo Bay. READ MORE

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  5. We Can't Change the World, But We Wanna Build a School in Cambodia: Film Review

    12:42 pm PST 01/01/2012
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    This unconventional youth film with a mouthful of a title makes charity look hip and creative, and it gains persuasiveness by being based on a real-life account. READ MORE

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  6. Postcard: Film Review

    8:21 am PST 12/30/2011
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    Japan's nominee for the best foreign language Academy Award is the 49th and final film from Japanese director Kaneto Shindo. READ MORE

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  7. Tokyo Island: Film Review

    2:28 pm PST 12/28/2011
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    Female Robinson Crusoe politico-erotic fantasy is as amusing as it is baffling. READ MORE

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  8. Kaiji 2: Film Review

    2:10 pm PST 12/27/2011
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    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

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  9. 'Untouchables' Wins Top Prize at Tokyo Intl Film Fest

    8:59 am PDT 10/30/2011
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    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

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  10. TIFFCOM Market Wraps in Tokyo With Meetings Still Going On

    9:57 am PDT 10/26/2011
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    The 8th edition of the TIFFCOM market concluded on Wednesday at the Tokyo International Film Festival, with deals still being hammered out and business better than many had expected. READ MORE

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  11. TIFFCOM Market Opens at Tokyo Fest With Record Exhibitors

    8:37 pm PDT 10/24/2011
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    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

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  12. Tokyo International Film Festival Opens With 'Three Musketeers,' Jackie Chan's '1911'

    9:23 am PDT 10/22/2011
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    Chan, Milla Jovovich, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and trade and industry minister Yukio Edano were among the speakers on opening day. READ MORE

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  13. Brad Pitt Starrer 'Moneyball' to Close Tokyo International Film Festival

    3:21 am PDT 09/02/2011
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    Bennet Miller’s baseball movie "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt as Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane, will close this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival on Oct. 30. READ MORE

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  14. Jackie Chan's '1911' Added as Second Opening Film for Tokyo Fest

    7:03 am PDT 08/10/2011
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    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." READ MORE

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  15. Birthright: Film Review

    4:39 pm PDT 06/13/2011
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    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

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  16. Full List of Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners

    11:03 am PDT 10/31/2010
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    This is the complete list of winners from the Tokyo International Film Festival, which concluded Sunday night. READ MORE

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  17. 'Intimate Grammar' Wins as Tokyo Festival Closes

    10:15 am PDT 10/31/2010
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    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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  18. Lawson to Buy HMV Japan

    8:38 am PDT 10/29/2010
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    TOKYO -- Japanese convenience store chain Lawson Inc. said on Thursday it will buy music retailer HMV Japan from an investment arm of Daiwa Securities Group for 1.8 billion yen ($22.03 million). READ MORE

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  19. Quiet TIFFCOM Wrap Foreshadows AFM

    12:31 pm PDT 10/28/2010
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    The 7th edition of TIFFCOM, the Tokyo International Film Festival's content market wrapped up on Thursday with many companies looking to sign contracts at next week's American Film Market for the titles they've been negotiating over since booths opened on Tuesday. READ MORE

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  20. Huang Bo Joins 'Black & White: Episode 1'

    1:45 pm PDT 10/27/2010
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    Detective thriller set to begin filming in Taiwan before year's end. READ MORE

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  21. 'Zephyr' Helmer Slows Pace for Film 'Family'

    12:58 pm PDT 10/27/2010
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    Turkish filmmaker Belmas Bas working on script for next film in series. READ MORE

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