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Rolling out the red carpet for the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival

Overseas and domestic stars did the red carpet stroll near Roppongi Hills on Thursday ahead of the opening ceremony of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival, which runs until Oct. 31.

The 28th incarnation of the annual film festival include up-and-coming talent being screened in competition as well as the premieres of big-name blockbusters from Japan and abroad.

Hilary Swank pauses to sign autographs and to pose for photos during her red carpet stroll at the opening of the 2015 Tokyo Film Festival.
Hilary Swank pauses to sign autographs and to pose for photos during her red carpet stroll at the opening of the 2015 Tokyo Film Festival. | MANCE THOMPSON
Masato Harada (fourth from left), director of
Masato Harada (fourth from left), director of ‘The Emperor in August,’ and leading actor Koji Yakusho (third from right), pose with cast members prior to the opening of the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival. | MANCE THOMPSON
The five top chefs participating in TIFF
The five top chefs participating in TIFF’s culinary extravaganza, Tokyo Cinema Cuisine (from left): Mikizo Hashimoto (Ichirin); Masahiro Yoshitake (Sushi Yoshitake); Yasuhiro Sasajima (Il Ghiottone); Tateru Yoshino (Restaurant Tateru Yoshino); and Hikoaki Tan (Akasaka Rikyu) | MANCE THOMPSON
The cast of
The cast of ‘The Ark of of Mr. Chow’ mug for the camera at the opening of the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival on Thursday. | MANCE THOMPSON
Actors and directors do the the red carpet shuffle before the opening ceremony of the 2015 Tokyo Film Festival, being held until Oct. 31 in Roppongi Hills and other venues.
Actors and directors do the the red carpet shuffle before the opening ceremony of the 2015 Tokyo Film Festival, being held until Oct. 31 in Roppongi Hills and other venues. | MANCE THOMPSON
TV celebrity Dave Spector and his wife, Kyodo, pose before the opening ceremony of the 2015 Tokyo Film Festival.
TV celebrity Dave Spector and his wife, Kyoko, pose before the opening ceremony of the 2015 Tokyo Film Festival. | MANCE THOMPSON
TV personality and film presenter Lilico strikes a pose before the opening ceremony of the 2015 Tokyo Film Festival.
TV personality and film presenter Lilico strikes a pose before the opening ceremony of the 2015 Tokyo Film Festival. | MANCE THOMPSON
Cary Fukunaga, director/writer of
Cary Fukunaga, director/writer of ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ being shown in TIFF’s Asian Premiere section | MANCE THOMPSON