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Tokyo International Film Festival Begins Major Overhaul

Japan's flagship cinema event is changing locations and programming directors, deepening its relationship with Palme d'Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda and belatedly signing a gender parity pledge.&nbsp…

Tokyo Film Festival Sets Dates for 2021 Edition

The festival will run from Oct. 30 to Nov. 8.

Tokyo Film Festival’s Audience Award Goes to Akiko Ohku’s ‘Hold Me Back’

The Tokyo International Film Festival handed out its audience award Monday to Japanese director Akiko Ohku's for her latest feature, Hold Me Back, a socially astute romantic comedy about the life…

‘The Real Thing’ (‘Honki no Shirushi’): Film Review | Tokyo 2020

Award-winning Japanese director Koji Fukada brings 'The Real Thing' ('Honki no Shirushi'), a romantic TV drama, to the screen in a four-hour cut.  

‘No Choice’ (‘Majboorim’): Film Review | Tokyo 2020

Three good women clash when a determined lawyer takes on the case of a homeless girl against an idealistic doctor in Reza Dormishian’s legal thriller, 'No Choice' ('Majboorim').

Tokyo: Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos Says Box Office Recovery in Japan, China Proves “Audiences Want to Return to Theaters”

Paramount Pictures chairman Jim Gianopulos delivered a keynote address to Tokyo's TIFFCOM content market Wednesday, offering a detailed recap of how COVID-19 has reshaped the movie business in 2020…

Tokyo: Streamers, Japanese Filmmakers Offer Differing Takes on On-Demand Video

Streaming was the topic for a series of seminars and talk shows at the Tokyo International Film Festival and its TIFFCOM content market.

Tokyo: First Funding-Gap Market Off to a Strong Start

Twenty films and TV series from around the world with an Asia connection are connecting with potential partners from the region at the Tokyo Gap-Financing Market hosted by the TIFFCOM content market…

‘Titi’: Film Review | Tokyo 2020

Iranian director Ida Panahandeh directs actress Elnaz Shakerdoost in another taboo-breaking performance as a Roma surrogate mother in 'Titi.'

‘Fan Girl’: Film Review | Tokyo 2020

An obsessed teenage girl spends an unforgettable night with her idol Paulo Avelino (playing himself) in Antoinette Jadaone’s Filipino drama 'Fan Girl.'

Tokyo: 5 Questions with Japan’s Leading Auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Kore-Eda, arguably Japan's most esteemed contemporary auteur, is a ubiquitous presence at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2020 and The Hollywood Reporter got to ask him five…

Tokyo Festival Chairman Hiroyasu Ando: “Actions, Not Words” Will Make Event World Class

With the pandemic and the postponement of the Olympics, the Tokyo International Film Festival's new chairman Hiroyasu Ando has undergone a trial by fire in his first full year on the job.&nbsp…