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  1. 'The Island Funeral' ('Maha Samut Lae Susaan'): Film Review

    5:47 pm PST 01/20/2016
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    Pimpaka Towira's second feature, charting three young urbanites' journey into rural Thailand, will make its European bow in Rotterdam after its prize-winning premiere in Tokyo. READ MORE

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  2. Japan 2015 in Review: NBCU Buys Control of Theme Park, Sony Eyes Profit, Netflix Launches

    1:21 am PST 12/30/2015
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    Comic Con will launch in the country, Nintendo's iconic boss died and a former Google executive rises at SoftBank. READ MORE

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  3. 'Three Stories of Love': Film Review

    9:14 am PST 11/18/2015
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    Modern love trips over itself in Ryosuke Hashiguchi’s trio of interwoven love stories. READ MORE

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  4. Tokyo Film Fest: 'Born to Be Blue' Director on Jazz, Race, Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker (Q&A)

    5:23 am PDT 10/28/2015
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    Robert Budreau has brought his biopic, which bowed in Toronto, to Japan. READ MORE

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  5. 'Mozu the Movie': Tokyo Review

    9:39 pm PDT 10/26/2015
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    A disillusioned young cop fights a criminal mastermind. READ MORE

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  6. 'Foujita': Tokyo Review

    9:27 am PDT 10/26/2015
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    Joe Odagiri portrays the colorful life of Japanese expat artist Foujita in 1920s Paris. READ MORE

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  7. 'The Inerasable': Tokyo Review

    2:55 am PDT 10/25/2015
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    A terrible curse dogs innocent renters in Yoshihiro Nakamura’s adaptation of Fuyumi Ono’s popular horror novel. READ MORE

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  8. 'Sayonara': Tokyo Review

    10:11 pm PDT 10/24/2015
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    In Japan's near future, a young woman and her android companion live through the post-nuclear apocalypse. READ MORE

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  9. 'Seasons': Tokyo Review

    1:11 am PDT 10/24/2015
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    Award-winning wildlife documentarists Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud explore the world of land animals in the golden age of forests. READ MORE

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  10. Hollywood, Asian Stars Attend Opening of Tokyo Film Festival

    4:35 am PDT 10/22/2015
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    Hilary Swank, Helen Mirren, Robert Zemeckis, Bryan Singer and Cary Fukunaga were among the guests at the opening ceremony that was more low-key than in previous years. READ MORE

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  11. Why Tokyo Film Festival Has Lost Its Buzz

    5:00 am PDT 10/19/2015
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    Critics say the 30-year-old event lacks an identity, as focus shifts to local content (despite screening 'The Walk' this year) and away from glitz and glamour. "It's still terribly insular," says one insider. READ MORE

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  12. Tokyo Festival Announces Full Lineup

    10:45 pm PDT 09/28/2015
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    This year's Samurai Award will go to John Woo and veteran Japanese director Yoji Yamada, with the fest opening with Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk'. READ MORE

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  13. Tokyo Film Festival Sets Kurosawa and 'Gundam' Showcases

    7:19 pm PDT 09/13/2015
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    A screening of the legendary director's 'They Who Step on the Tiger’s Tail' will take place at a kabuki theater, while all 26 films from the hit anime franchise 'Mobile Suit Gundam' will also be shown. READ MORE

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  14. Shanghai, Tokyo Film Festivals to Partner

    12:04 am PDT 06/10/2015
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    Two of Asia's largest fests announce cooperation as relations between the region's economic powerhouses show increasing signs of improvement. READ MORE

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  15. Orson Welles and Shuji Terayama Retrospectives Set for Tokyo Film Festival

    11:00 pm PDT 05/12/2015
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    Showcases of their works will commemorate 100 and 80 years since their respective births. READ MORE

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  16. 'Above the Clouds': Berlin/EFM Review

    2:52 am PST 02/03/2015
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    Five years after his well-received debut, Filipino director Pepe Diokno returns with a family drama about a teenage boy and his estranged grandfather. READ MORE

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  17. Japan Box Office: 'Hobbit' Wins the Weekend

    7:34 am PST 12/15/2014
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    'Gone Girl' opens in seventh with $1.3 million on a busy box-office weekend READ MORE

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  18. Japan Box Office: Takashi Miike's Latest Bows on Top

    3:45 am PST 11/17/2014
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    'The Expendables 3' drops to the sixth spot, leaving no Hollywood titles in the top five READ MORE

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  19. 'Heaven Knows What' Wins Best Film Award at Tokyo Festival, Tim Burton Gets Honored

    3:24 am PDT 10/31/2014
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    James Gunn headed up the jury, which also gave the film about love between addicts a best director award READ MORE

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  20. Super Mario Bros. Creator Debuts First Movie Project at Tokyo Film Fest

    7:07 pm PDT 10/30/2014
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    Shigeru Miyamoto, the gaming legend behind 'Mario,' 'The Legend of Zelda' and 'Wii Sports,' has made a series of 3D animated shorts based on Nintendo's 'Pikmin' franchise READ MORE

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