26th TIFF unveils line-up TOKYO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The 26th Tokyo International Film Festival on Thursday unveiled the line-up, which will be held on Oct. 17-25 in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills.
The previously announced opening film would be thriller film " Captain Phillips," with star Tom Hanks scheduled to attend the opening ceremony. Japanese comedy "The Kiyosu Conference", which is directed by Koki Mitani, was chosen as the closing film.
Besides two films from host country Japan, there are a total of 15 films participating the competition section. Among the highlights are "To Live and Die in Ordos," a true-life drama by Ning Ying, the Chinese helmer whose 1993 drama "For Fun"was a TIFF prize winner.
The in-competition Japanese films are "Au Revoir l'Ete" by Fukada Koji and "Disregarded People," by Sakaki Hideo.
The competition jury is headed by Chinese director Chen Kaige, assisted by Korean actress Moon So-ri, Australian producer Chris Brown, British director and scripter Chris Weitz and Japanese actress Shinobu Terajima.
The festival Executive Committee also released the line-up of sections including "The Special Screenings""Asian Future" "World Focus"and "Japanese Cinema Splash".
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