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TOKIO 2018

Ocho (co)producciones europeas competirán en Tokio

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- El 31° Festival Internacional de Tokio albergará el estreno mundial de las nuevas películas de György Pálfi y Veit Helmer

Ocho (co)producciones europeas competirán en Tokio
His Master’s Voice, de György Pálfi

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Today (25 October) sees the start of the 31st edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival, a gathering that has always saved a spot for European cinema in its main sections. Almost 200 films will be screened and a handful of film events will be held in the Japanese capital until 3 November. 

This year, the Competition will welcome the world premiere of the new films by well-known European filmmakers György Pálfi and Veit Helmer, two of the most unique voices in Hungarian and German cinema, respectively. The former will present his latest title, His Master’s Voice [+lee también:
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, an adaptation of the sci-fi novel of the same name by Stanislaw Lem, while the latter will lift the veil on his new feature, The Bra [+lee también:
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, a quirky comedy starring Miki Manojlović, Paz Vega and… a bra.

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A clutch of other European (co-)productions will be competing for the awards, selected from among 1,829 titles, the highest number of entries ever submitted to the festival, hailing from 109 countries and regions. Amanda [+lee también:
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by French director Mikhaël Hers, Before the Frost [+lee también:
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by Danish filmmaker Michael Noer, The Vice of Hope [+lee también:
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by Italian helmer Edoardo De Angelis and The White Crow [+lee también:
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, the third directorial outing by Ralph Fiennes, will be present in the section, as will the co-productions The River [+lee también:
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by Kazakhstan’s Emir Baigazin and Tel Aviv on Fire [+lee también:
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by Palestine’s Sameh Zoabi. The section is rounded off by a further eight titles hailing from Japan, Hong Kong, China, Mexico, Canada and Brazil. The jury in charge of handing out the awards in the section is headed up by Filipino director Brillante Mendoza.

As for the parallel sections, a smattering of European movies will be taking part in the Special Screenings and the World Focus, dedicated to successful foreign films that have no Japanese distribution company attached yet. The Favourite [+lee también:
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, the Venice-awarded latest film by Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos, which looks set to have a great run during this year’s US awards season, will be seen in the former, while the latter will host the Asian premiere of Paolo Sorrentino’s international version of Loro [+lee también:
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and Carlos ReygadasOur Time [+lee también:
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, as well as screenings of Louis Garrel’s A Faithful Man [+lee también:
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and Olivier AssayasNon-Fiction [+lee también:
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, among other co-productions. 

Furthermore, a special Focus on Israeli cinema will be held with the support of the Israeli Embassy in Japan and the Israel Film Fund.

The TIFFCOM, a market for film and TV content held in conjunction with the festival, is, as usual, presenting a vast array of Japanese and Asian projects to the world's film professionals who are in attendance from 23-25 October.

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