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Tokyo International Film Festival Announces ‘Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016’ Cast Details

By March 16, 2016 at 3:20 am
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The Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announced on March 14 the main cast for the omnibus film co-production project "Asian Three-Fold Mirror," which was launched in 2014, as part of collaboration between the Center and TIFF.

The project aims to deepen interactions between neighboring countries within Asia, as well as enriching cultural understanding and providing chance for people to consider their identity and way of life as individuals in Asia.

"Asian Three-Fold Mirror" is a collaborative film series between the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Tokyo International Film Festival, bringing together three accomplished directors from Asian countries, including Japan. Just like a three-fold mirror, the omnibus films will reflect society and culture in today's Asia from three different angles, highlighting each director's unique vision.

As previously announced, three accomplished directors from Asia have been selected to contribute chapters to the first iteration of the "Asian Three-Fold Mirror": Brillante Ma. Mendoza (Philippines), Isao Yukisada (Japan) and Sotho Kulikar (Cambodia).

It has been confirmed that acclaimed Filipino actor Lou Veloso will be starring in Mendoza's episode, and one of the most famous Japanese actors, Masahiko Tsugawa, will be starring in Yukisada's chapter, along with Japanese actor Masatoshi Nagase and Malaysian actress Sharifah Amani. Japanese actor Masaya Kato and Cambodian actress Chumvan Sodhachivy will be appearing in the episode by Kulikar.

 The protagonist of each chapter is an Asian living in a different Asian country, allowing the directors to express their own unique visions and film on location in Asia and to create one omnibus film. The directors will be shooting in Japan, the Philippines, Cambodia and Malaysia from February to April 2016, followed by post-production at the highly regarded laboratory in Asia, Imagica South East Asia, in Malaysia in summer 2016.

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