Tokyo Film Festival Unveils Full Lineup for In-Person Event

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By Siyag | September 21, 2022

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"Tokyo Film Festival Unveils Full Lineup for In-Person Event Iranian action drama "World War III,"

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which won two awards at the recent Venice festival, will feature among the main competition titles at next month's Tokyo International Film Festival.

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The festival will operate as an in-person event with foreign filmmakers, media and other guests in attendance from Oct. 24-Nov. 2022.

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World War III" is joined in the competition section by the world premiere of Milcho Manchevski's "Kaymak,"

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Spanish director Carlos Vermut's "Manticore" and Roberta Torre's "The Fabulous Ones," Michale Boganim's "Tel Aviv Beirut," and Youssef Chebbi's debut film "Ashkal."

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The festival previously announced that "Fragments of the Last Will," a post-WWII prisoner of war drama directed by Zeze Takahisa as its opening title.

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The event will close with "Living," directed by Oliver Hermanus and starring Bill Nighy.

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The festival's Asian Future section comprises ten films, all world premieres.

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The festival relocated to the Hibiya-Yurakucho-Ginza area in 2021, having previously operated from the Roppongi district for many years.

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The newly added Tokyo Takarazuka Theater will be the home for the opening ceremony.

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Despite the reduction of border controls, the TIFFCOM rights market that normally accompanies the festival, will remain in online-only mode this year.