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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. '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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. '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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  12. Gothic & Lolita Psycho -- Film Review

    10:39 am PDT 10/27/2010
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    "Gothic & Lolita Psycho" is a touching tale of a young woman on a quest to avenge her mother's murder and her father's maiming. READ MORE

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  13. How 'Yellow Sea' was Made

    8:02 am PDT 10/26/2010
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    Korean director Na Hong-jin’s “The Yellow Sea” faced a major challenge before shooting even it’s first frame of film — location. READ MORE

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  14. 442 – Live With Honor, Die With Dignity--Film Review

    8:22 am PDT 10/25/2010
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    442 - Live with Honor, Die with Dignity does for Japanese-Americans fighting in World War II what Glory did for African-American soldiers in the Civil War. READ MORE

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  15. The Piano in a Factory -- Film Review

    6:28 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    While the Chinese film "The Piano in a Factory" is designed a little too carefully to be a crowd-pleaser for international audiences as well as domestic ones, the film is certainly not without its charms and good humor. READ MORE

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  16. FIT -- Film Review

    5:58 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    Hiromasa Hirosue (and his creative partner Izumi Takahashi) have been feted at festivals for their intense, interrogative gaze at human desperation. Still, considerable patience is required to plough through the daily crises, humiliations and insecurities of "FIT's" unhappy individuals before anyone sees the light at the end of the tunnel. READ MORE

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  17. A Better Tomorrow -- Film Review

    5:54 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow" is not about gangs or guns, but all about the swish of an Italian coat, the dandy way a toothpick is chewed, and the graceful arc in which its heroes (not protagonists) cock their guns. READ MORE

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  18. P.S. -- Film Review

    5:50 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    A cranky repairman and his footloose and fancy-free brother are at the heart of this extremely modest Uzbek drama, "P.S," wherein simmering resentment, petty jealousy and the weight of familial duty make up the formula for domestic tragedy. READ MORE

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  19. TIFF Offers Its Own Look at Booming Chinese Film Industry

    5:33 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    Chinese film officials heralding a cinema revival not seen since the 1930s. READ MORE

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  20. Passerby #3 -- Film Review

    5:17 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    TOKYO -- Quadruple threat Shin Su-Won's "Passerby #3" is clearly one of those labors of love that, fortunately for Shin, works more often than not. There's not much going on here and Shin's not saying anything new -- adult boredom is hard to remedy -- but there are enough moments of true insight and gentle humor to make up for any minor grievances. READ MORE

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  21. 'Red Light Revolution' Set for Brazilian World Premiere

    5:15 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    Chinese film about a laid-off cabbie selling adult toy will compete in Sao Paolo International Film Festival. READ MORE

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