Magazine article Screen International

Tokyo Fest Screening of Yim Ho's Floating City Cancelled

Magazine article Screen International

Tokyo Fest Screening of Yim Ho's Floating City Cancelled

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Hong Kong-China production appears to have been withdrawn due to escalating political tensions between China and Japan.

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced that Yim Ho's Floating City has pulled out of its screening at the event next month.

TIFF issued a statement on the sudden cancellation: "It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the scheduled screening of Floating City in the Winds of Asia-Middle East section at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival due to certain reasons on the production side. Although we have strongly made request to those involved not to call off the plan to take part in the festival, the cancellation has unfortunately been finalized."

The comment about "certain reasons on the production side" appears to be a veiled reference to the conflict between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Daiyou islands that has escalated in the past week. …

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