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The faces of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018: Special screenings

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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Voice Actor Tomokazu Seki,
Voice Actor Tomokazu Seki, ‘Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case 1 & Case 2,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Voice Actress Ayane Sakura,
Voice Actress Ayane Sakura, ‘Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case 1 & Case 2,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Voice Actor Kenji Nojima,
Voice Actor Kenji Nojima, ‘Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case 1 & Case 2,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Voice Actor Hiroki Touchi,
Voice Actor Hiroki Touchi, ‘Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case 1 & Case 2,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Naoyoshi Shiotani,
Director Naoyoshi Shiotani, ‘Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case 1 & Case 2,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Natsuko Yokosawa,
Actress Natsuko Yokosawa, ‘My Train Diary,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actor Naoto Ogata,
Actor Naoto Ogata, ‘My Train Diary,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Alice Hirose,
Actress Alice Hirose, ‘The Travelling Cat Chronicles,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Koichiro Miki,
Director Koichiro Miki, ‘The Travelling Cat Chronicles,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actor Sota Fukushi (and actor Nana the cat),
Actor Sota Fukushi (and actor Nana the cat), ‘The Travelling Cat Chronicles,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Maho Yamada,
Actress Maho Yamada, ‘The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine,’ Japan Now | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Hanae Kan,
Actress Hanae Kan, ‘The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine,’ Japan Now | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Shinichiro Udea,
Director Shinichiro Udea, ‘One Cut of the Dead,’ Japan Now | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Masaaki Yuasa, Special Focus on Animation: The World of Masaaki Yuasa
Director Masaaki Yuasa, Special Focus on Animation: The World of Masaaki Yuasa | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Isao Yukisada, Japan Now
Director Isao Yukisada, Japan Now | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Manabu Oda, Japan Now
Director Manabu Oda, Japan Now | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actor Masachika Ichimura,
Actor Masachika Ichimura, ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas,’ Special Screenings | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actor Koji Yakusho, Japan Now
Actor Koji Yakusho, Japan Now | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Kazuya Shiraishi,
Director Kazuya Shiraishi, ‘The Blood of Wolves,’ Japan Now | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN
Director Shuichi Okita,
Director Shuichi Okita, ‘The Woodsman and the Rain,’ Japan Now | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Actress Shinobu Terajima,
Actress Shinobu Terajima, ‘A Star is Born,’ Special Screenings Opening Film | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Hiroyuki Seshita,
Director Hiroyuki Seshita, ‘Godzilla: The Planet Eater,’ Special Screenings Closing Film | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Director Kobun Shizuno,
Director Kobun Shizuno, ‘Godzilla: The Planet Eater,’ Special Screenings Closing Film | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Voice Actor Takahiro Sakurai,
Voice Actor Takahiro Sakurai, ‘GODZILLA: The Planet Eater,’ Special Screenings Closing Film | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO
Voice Actor Mamoru Miyano,
Voice Actor Mamoru Miyano, ‘GODZILLA: The Planet Eater,’ Special Screenings Closing Film | © TIFF / THE JAPAN TIMES / MARTIN HOLTKAMP PHOTO