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The faces of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018: Competition

The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival, which opened on Thursday, 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.


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Actress Mayu Matsuoka, 31st TIFF Ambassador
Actress Mayu Matsuoka, 31st TIFF Ambassador | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Gabriela Amaral Almedia,
Director Gabriela Amaral Almedia, ‘The Father’s Shadow,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Producer Rodrigo Sarti Werthein,
Producer Rodrigo Sarti Werthein, ‘The Father’s Shadow,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Pina Turco,
Actress Pina Turco, ‘The Vice of Hope,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Edoardo De Angelis,
Director Edoardo De Angelis, ‘The Vice of Hope,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Veronica Langer,
Actress Veronica Langer, ‘History Lessons,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Marcelino Islas Hernández,
Director Marcelino Islas Hernández, ‘History Lessons,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Producer Andrea Toca,
Producer Andrea Toca, ‘History Lessons,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Co-Producer Daniela Leyva Becerra Acosta,
Co-Producer Daniela Leyva Becerra Acosta, ‘History Lessons,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Liu Hao,
Director Liu Hao, ‘The Poet,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Song Jia,
Actress Song Jia, ‘The Poet,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actor Zhu Yawen,
Actor Zhu Yawen, ‘The Poet,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Chloe Maayan,
Actress Chloe Maayan, ‘Three Husbands,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Fruit Chan,
Director Fruit Chan, ‘Three Husbands,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Rikiya Imaizumi,
Director Rikiya Imaizumi, ‘Just Only Love,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Yukino Kishii,
Actress Yukino Kishii, ‘Just Only Love,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Mai Fukagawa,
Actress Mai Fukagawa, ‘Just Only Love,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actor Ryuya Wakaba,
Actor Ryuya Wakaba, ‘Just Only Love,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
International Competition juror Taraneh Alidoosti
International Competition juror Taraneh Alidoosti | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
International Competition juror Stanley Kwan
International Competition juror Stanley Kwan | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
International Competition juror Bryan Burk
International Competition juror Bryan Burk | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Chairman of International Competition Jury Brillante Ma Bendoza
Chairman of International Competition Jury Brillante Ma Bendoza | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
International Competition juror Kaho Minami
International Competition juror Kaho Minami | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director/Actor Fiennes Ralph,
Director/Actor Fiennes Ralph, ‘The White Crow,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Junji Sakamoto,
Director Junji Sakamoto, ‘Another World,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actor Goro Inagaki,
Actor Goro Inagaki, ‘Another World,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Chizuru Ikewaki,
Actress Chizuru Ikewaki, ‘Another World,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actor Hiroki Hasegawa,
Actor Hiroki Hasegawa, ‘Another World,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actor Kiyohiko Shibukawa,
Actor Kiyohiko Shibukawa, ‘Another World,’ Competition | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Programming Director of the TIFF
Programming Director of the TIFF’s Competition Section Yoshihiko Yatabe | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO