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HONG KONG FILM REMOVED FROM TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hong Kong-produced movie Floating City has been withdrawn from the Tokyo Film Festival, following violent protests on the Chinese mainland last week over Japan’s decision to “nationalize” the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. Britain’s Screen Daily quoted a festival spokesman as saying, “Although we have strongly requested those involved not to […]

ISRAELI DIRECTOR WINS TOP TOKYO FILM FEST PRIZE (SECOND TIME)

November 1, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival for the second time with his film Intimate Grammar, based on Book of Intimate Grammar, by Israeli novelist David Grossman. Bergman previously won the $50,000 Sakura Grand Prix in 2002 for his first feature, Broken Wings. Irish director Neil Jordan […]