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Festivals & events

08 October 2015 à 13:34

French films at the Tokyo International Film Festival

The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival will take place from October 22 through 31. Two French films will be screened in competition, with three directors traveling to Tokyo to present their films.

One of Asia's leading film festivals, along with events in Hong Kong and Busan, the Tokyo International Film Festival opens its doors in Japan on October 22.

French productions or co-productions feature in all of the festival sections, most notably in the Official Competition, with two titles representing France.

The French directors Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud (Seasons) and Michel Leclerc (The Very Private Life of Mister Sim) will be present in Tokyo to accompany their films.

Official Competition
The Three of Us by Kheiron
Family Film by Olmo Omerzu (Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, France)
Foujita by Kohei Oguri (Japan, France)

World Focus Section
The Very Private Life of Mister Sim by Michel Leclerc (held in his presence)
21 Nights with Pattie by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu
Cosmos by Andrzej Zulawski (France, Portugal)
Land and Shade by César Augusto Acevedo

Special Screenings
Seasons by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud (held in their presence)

Olivier Père, director of ARTE France's cinema branch and former director of the Directors' Fortnight, is a member of this year's jury for the Best Asian Future Film Award.

The jury of the Official Competition, led by the American filmmaker Bryan Singer, which will decide on the winner of the festival's top award, the Sakura Grand Prize, among other prizes, also includes the French-Vietnamese filmmaker Tran Anh Hung.

The most recent French films to have won the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prize are The Intouchables, by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano in 2011 and The Other Son by Lorraine Lévy in 2012.

All the details about this festival are available on the festival website.

Contact : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 09 October 2015 à 13:34 CEST

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