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CROSSCUT ASIA #04 to showcase Next Generation of ASEAN's Filmmakers

The Japan Foundation Asia Center will present the new generation of Southeast Asia's filmmakers recommended by the maestros in the same region at the fourth edition of "CROSSCUT ASIA", the Asian film showcase series, entitled "What's Next from Southeast Asia" at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).

CROSSCUT ASIA series was jointly launched by the Asia Center and the TIFF in 2014 to showcase Asian films with a focus on specific countries, directors or themes. Following the first three editions that featured Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia respectively, the fourth edition will encompass a larger area of Southeast Asia as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

The section will feature work from young filmmakers recommended by reknown leaders of films in same region, such as Brillante Ma Mendoza (Ma' Rosa,2016) of the Philippines, Tran Anh Hung (Norwegian Wood, 2010) of Vietnam, Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 2010) of Thailand, and Garin Nugroho (Opera Jawa, 2006) of Indonesia. The selection will provide an opportunity to discover the lineage of the Southeast Asian films.

Outline of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival

the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival

Dates Wednesday, October 25 – Friday, November 3, 2017
Venues Roppongi Hills, EX Theater Roppongi, and other venues in Tokyo
Organizer UNIJAPAN