Magazine article Screen International

Three Japanese Titles in Tokyo Fest Competition

Magazine article Screen International

Three Japanese Titles in Tokyo Fest Competition

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The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct. 22-31) has chosen three Japanese titles for its main competition, the highest number of local films it has selected for its top section for 11 years.

Veteran helmer Kohei Oguri's Foujita portrays Japanese artist Tsuguhara Foujita's life in Paris in the 1920s; Koji Fukada's Sayonara centres on an ill woman and her android caretaker; and Yoshihiro Nakamura's The Inerasable follows a novelist and her investigation of a series of eerie deaths.

"I feel that the quality seen in recent Japanese films is extremely rich and on par with those seen in international cinema," said Yoshi Yatabe, TIFF's competition programming director.

"By mixing three different types of directors, we wanted to showcase the strength and diversity we see in today's Japanese cinema."

This year, 1,409 titles from 86 territories were submitted for consideration. …

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