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 ( ) will be present in Tokyo to accompany their films. The Very Private Life of Mister Sim
Official Competition by The Three of Us Kheiron by Family Film Olmo Omerzu ( Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, France) by Foujita Kohei Oguri ( Japan, France) World Focus Section by The Very Private Life of Mister Sim Michel Leclerc (held in his presence) by 21 Nights with Pattie Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu by Cosmos Andrzej Zulawski (France, Portugal) by Land and Shade César Augusto Acevedo Special Screenings by Seasons Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud (held in their presence) Olivier Père, director of ARTE France's cinema branch and former director of the Filmmakers' 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
Trần Anh Hùng.
The most recent French films to have won the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prize are
, by The Intouchables Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano in 2011 and by The Other Son Lorraine Lévy in 2012.
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