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Four Taiwanese films to be screened at Japanese film festival

2017/10/25 20:09:27

Tokyo, Oct. 25 (CNA) Four Taiwanese films will be shown at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), which kicked off Wednesday and will run through Nov. 3.

The four films are the period drama "Super Citizen Ko," directed by Wan Jen (萬仁), documentary film "A Foley Artist," directed by Wang Wan-jo (王婉柔), dark comedy "The Great Buddha+," directed by Huang Hsin-yao (黃信堯), and horror-comedy film "Mon Mon Mon Monsters," directed by Giddens Ko (九把刀).

Another Taiwanese film, "Alifu, the Prince/ss" has been nominated for the TIFF's Best Asian Future Film Award.

The film, directed by Wang Yu-lin (王育麟), has also been nominated for two awards at the upcoming 54th Golden Horse Awards, which will take place in November in Taiwan.

Both of the Wangs, along with Huang and Ko, walked the red carpet on the opening day Wednesday, accompanied by stars from their respective projects.

The TIFF, now in its 30th rendition, is the only Japanese film festival to be accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations and has become a venue for discovering and showcasing new talent in the film industry.

(By Huang Ming-hsi and Kuan-lin Liu)