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The faces of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival, which opened on Tuesday, is screening a variety of cinema from all over the world at various venues in Tokyo. The festival runs until Nov. 3, when the jury will announce the winning films from the competition.

In collaboration with TIFF, The Japan Times presents a series of portraits of filmmakers, actors and jury members.

For more information about screenings and special programs see the TIFF website.

For our photos of the red carpet ceremony on the festival’s opening day

Kiki Sugino,
Kiki Sugino, ‘Snow Woman’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Munetaka Aoki,
Munetaka Aoki, ‘Snow Woman’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Norihiko Tsukuda,
Norihiko Tsukuda, ‘Shed Skin Papa’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Roy Szeto,
Roy Szeto, ‘Shed Skin Papa’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Jun Robles, Lana
Jun Robles, Lana ‘Die Beautiful’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Paolo Ballesteros,
Paolo Ballesteros, ‘Die Beautiful’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Ambra Angiolini,
Ambra Angiolini, ‘7 Minutes’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Ottavia Piccolo,
Ottavia Piccolo, ‘7 Minutes’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Wang Zitong,
Wang Zitong, ‘Mr. No Problem’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Mei Feng,
Mei Feng, ‘Mr. No Problem’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Yoshitaka Mori,
Yoshitaka Mori, ‘Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Masahiro Higashide,
Masahiro Higashide, ‘Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Kenichi Matsuyama,
Kenichi Matsuyama, ‘Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Jean-Jacques Beineix (President of International Competition Jury)
Jean-Jacques Beineix (President of International Competition Jury) | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Nicole Rocklin (International Competition Jury)
Nicole Rocklin (International Competition Jury) | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Hideyuki Hirayama (International Competition Jury)
Hideyuki Hirayama (International Competition Jury) | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Mabel Cheung (International Competition Jury)
Mabel Cheung (International Competition Jury) | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Valerio Mastandrea (International Competition Jury)
Valerio Mastandrea (International Competition Jury) | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Miho Nakayama,
Miho Nakayama, ‘Love Letter’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / SATOKO KAWASAKI PHOTO
Director Shunji Iwai
Director Shunji Iwai | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / SATOKO KAWASAKI PHOTO
Chris Kraus,
Chris Kraus, ‘The Bloom of Yesterday’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / SATOKO KAWASAKI PHOTO
Elham Korda,
Elham Korda, ‘Being Born’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO
Tudor Aaron Istodor,
Tudor Aaron Istodor, ‘The Fixer’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO
Reha Erdem,
Reha Erdem, ‘Big Big World’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO
Mohsen Abdolvahab,
Mohsen Abdolvahab, ‘Being Born’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO
Adrian Sitaru,
Adrian Sitaru, ‘The Fixer’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO
Fan Wei,
Fan Wei, ‘Mr. No Problem’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Caetano Gotardo,
Caetano Gotardo, ‘The Silence of the Sky’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Sergey Bezrukov,
Sergey Bezrukov, ‘After You’re Gone’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO
Anna Matison,
Anna Matison, ‘After You’re Gone’ | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / DAN SZPARA PHOTO