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Tokyo International Film Festival 24 Line-Up

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 21, 2011 at 2:29AM

Japanese film luminaries announced the 24th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival earlier today. The president of UNIJAPAN, Hideyuki Takai, opened the event with Tom Yoda, the Chairman of the 24th TIFF.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Japanese film luminaries announced the 24th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival earlier today. The president of UNIJAPAN, Hideyuki Takai, opened the event with Tom Yoda, the Chairman of the 24th TIFF.

Fifteen films complete the Competition Selection, out of 975 submitted films from 76 countries. Two hundred more films will screen at the festival in Roppongi Hills and Tokyo. TIFF opens with swashbuckler The Three Musketeers on October 22nd, and runs through October 30; Toronto hit Moneyball will close the festival.

Japanese director Shuichi Okita and his TIFF title The Woodsman and the Rain star Koji Yakusho also attended the festival announcement. Other titles in the competition line-up are below:

Competition Line-up for the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival

Albert Nobbs
Directors: Rodrigo Garcia - Ireland (Asian Premiere)

A Better Life
Directors: Cedric Kahn - France (Asian Premiere)

The Compass is Carried by the Dead Man
Director: Arturo Pons - Mexico (World Premiere)

Detachment
Director: Tony Kaye - U.S.A. (International Premiere)

Headshot
Director: Pen-ek Ratanaruang - Thailand (Asian Premiere)

Home
Director: Muzaffer Özdemir - Turkey (International Premiere)

J.A.C.E.
Director: Menelaos Karamaghiolis - Greece (World Premiere)

KORA
Director: Du Jiayi - China (World Premiere)

Play
Director: Ruben Östlund - Sweden=Denmark=France (Asian Premiere)

Sleepwalker
Directors: Oxide Pang - Hong Kong = China (World Premiere)

Things from Another World
Director: Francesco Patierno - Italy (International Premiere)

Trishna
Director: Michael Winterbottom - UK (Asian Premiere)

Untouchable
Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache - France (Asian Premiere)

When Pigs Have Wings
Director: Sylvain Estibal - France=Belgium (International Premiere)

The Woodsman and the Rain
Director: Shuichi Okita - Japan (World Premiere)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.