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The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will showcase films starring local actresses Sakura Ando, Yu Aoi, Hikari Mitsushima and Aoi Miyazaki in its Japan Now section.
Ando came to the attention of audiences in Sion Sono’s Love Exposure (2008) and starred in 100 Yen Love, Japan’s foreign-language Oscar entry in 2015. Mitsushima also appeared in Love Exposure, as well as Death Note (2006).
Aoi made her debut in Shunji Iwai’s All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001) and won best supporting actress at the Japan Academy Prize awards for Hula Girls (2007). Miyazaki has appeared in numerous films, including Chronicles of My Mother, The Great Passage and last year’s Rage.
In addition to screenings of their films, “Japan Now: Muses of Japanese Cinema” will feature talk events in the latest edition of the section that was launched in 2015 to promote domestic talent.
The 30th TIFF will take place from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3 at Roppongi Hills and other central Tokyo venues.
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