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Friday, October 21, 2005

Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) 2005

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) 2005

第18回東京国際映画祭

The 18th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) begins tomorrow October 22 - October 30 at various movie theaters around Tokyo (Japan Travel/Japan Cinemas).

This year's festival has a strong Asian theme as has become usual in recent festivals, though Hollywood is featured with such movies as Noel(starring Susan Saradon, Penelope Cruz), Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm (starring Matt Damon) and Proof (Anthony Hopkins, Gwyeneth Paltrow).

In the competition section there are strong films from China and South Korea including Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles by renown Chinese director and competition president Zhang Zimou and starring Ken Takakura as a father in search of his dying son.

TIFF also features a fringe with screenings of classic Japanese movies (Japanese Culture/Film/Movie Reviews), children's movies and the Animecs TIFF which features anime and the latest computer graphics.

www.tiff-jp.net

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