13 Films From Southeast Asia At Tokyo International Film Festival

Last update: 12/10/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- The 30th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF 2017) today announced the full lineup for the 'CROSSCUT ASIA #04 What's Next From Southeast Asia'.

The CROSSCUT ASIA series features young filmmakers from Southeast Asia recommended by maestros in the region, in collaboration with The Japan Foundation Asia Centre.

According to a press release issued by TIFF 2017 today, CROSS CUT ASIA would showcase Asian films with a focus on specific countries, directors or themes.

Following the first three editions, which featured Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the fourth edition will encompass a larger area of Southeast Asia to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

The fourth edition will introduce 13 films from Southeast Asia, including nine feature films and four short films.

This year's CROSSCUT ASIA focuses on the genealogy of Southeast Asian cinema, as the maestros pass the baton to the next generation.

The venue for the 10-day film festival from Oct 25 to Nov 3, is Roppongi Hills, Ex Theatre Roppongi (Minato City) and other theatres, halls and facilities in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.

The annual event is hosted by UNIJAPAN (30th Tokyo International Film Festival Executive Committee) and co-chosted by The Japan Foundation Asia Centre (Film Cultural Exchange Projects between Japan and Asian countries).

Among the films from Southeast Asian to be featured at TIFF are Malaysian productions, 'Adiwiraku? (My Superheroes) and 'Yasmin-san'.