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Conversation Series at Asia Lounge

Co-presented by The Japan Foundation Asia Center & Tokyo International Film Festival

Marking its second installment since 2020, this year’s Conversation Series will again be advised by the committee members led by filmmaker Kore-eda Hirokazu. Directors and actors from various countries and regions including Asia will gather at the Asia Lounge to engage in discussion with their Japanese counterparts.
This year’s theme will be “Crossing Borders”. Guests will share their thoughts and sentiments about film and filmmaking in terms of efforts and attempts to transcend borders. The festival will strive to invite as many international guests as possible to Japan so that they can engage in physical conversation and interaction at the Asia Lounge.
The sessions will be broadcast live from the festival venue in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya every day for eight days from October 31st to November 7th. Stay tuned!

UPDATE (Thursday, October 28, 2021)
All the entry for the live session audience are now closed. The online audience is still available.
Isabelle Huppert and Hamaguchi Ryusuke
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Isabelle Huppert and Hamaguchi Ryusuke

10/31 [SUN] 14:30-

Guest Speakers

Isabelle Huppert (Actress)

Hamaguchi Ryusuke (Director / Screenwriter)

Moderator

Tsuchida Tamaki (Program Coordinator, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival / Assistant Professor, Waseda University)

〉Please check lineup for the speakers’ profiles.

*This video is for catch-up and available until November 12, 6:00p.m. (JST).
The edited version with Japanese and English subtitles will be uploaded after December onwards.
Chen Chang and Kore-eda Hirokazu
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Chen Chang and Kore-eda Hirokazu

11/1 [MON] 14:00-

Guest Speakers

Chen Chang (Actor) *Online

Kore-eda Hirokazu (Filmmaker)

Moderator

Kore-eda Hirokazu (Filmmaker)

Recorded livestream

Available for a limited period only.

*This video is for catch-up and available until December 1 , 6:00p.m. (JST).
The edited version with Japanese and English subtitles will be uploaded after January 2022 onwards.
 
 
Special session
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Special session: Sharing Cinema Internationally Harumoto Yujiro, Xu Haochen and Takata Shiori

11/2 [TUE] 14:00-

Guest Speakers

Harumoto Yujiro (Director / Scriptwriter / Producer)

Xu Haochen (Film journalist / Programmer, Shanghai International Film Festival)

Takata Shiori (Head of Film Licensing, International Sales and Acquisitions, TOEI COMPANY, LTD.)

Moderator

Araki Keiko (Festival Director, Pia Film Festival)

〉Please check lineup for the speakers’ profiles.

*This video is for catch-up and available until November 17, 6:00p.m. (JST).
The edited version with Japanese and English subtitles will be uploaded after December onwards.
Kamila Andini and Sode Yukiko
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Kamila Andini and Sode Yukiko

11/3 [WED] 14:00-

Guest Speakers

Kamila Andini (Filmmaker)

Sode Yukiko (Director / Screenwriter)

Moderator

Tsuchida Tamaki (Program Coordinator, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival / Assistant Professor, Waseda University)

〉Please check lineup for the speakers’ profiles.

*This video is for catch-up and available until November 17, 6:00p.m. (JST).
The edited version with Japanese and English subtitles will be uploaded after December onwards.
Bahman Ghobadi and Hashimoto Ai
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Bahman Ghobadi and Hashimoto Ai

11/4 [THU] 14:00-

Guest Speakers:

Bahman Ghobadi (Director) *Online

Hashimoto Ai (Actress)

Moderator:

Ichiyama Shozo (Programming Director, Tokyo International Film Festival)

〉Please check lineup for the speakers’ profiles.

*This video is for catch-up and available until November 19, 6:00p.m. (JST).
The edited version with Japanese and English subtitles will be uploaded after December onwards.
Brillante Ma Mendoza and Nagase Masatoshi
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Brillante Ma Mendoza and Nagase Masatoshi

11/5 [FRI] 14:00-

Guest Speakers:

Brillante Ma Mendoza (Director / Producer) *Online

Nagase Masatoshi (Actor)

Moderator:

Ishizaka Kenji (Senior Programmer, Tokyo International Film Festival / Professor, Japan Institute of the Moving Image)

〉Please check lineup for the speakers’ profiles.

*This video is for catch-up and available until November 19, 6:00p.m. (JST).
The edited version with Japanese and English subtitles will be uploaded after December onwards.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Nishijima Hidetoshi
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Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Nishijima Hidetoshi

11/6 [SAT] 11:10-

Guest Speakers:

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Filmmaker) *Online

Nishijima Hidetoshi (Actor)

Moderator:

Ichiyama Shozo (Programming Director, Tokyo International Film Festival)

〉Please check lineup for the speakers’ profiles.

*This video is for catch-up and available until November 12, 6:00p.m. (JST).
The edited version with Japanese and English subtitles will be uploaded after December onwards.
Bong Joon-ho and Hosoda Mamoru
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Bong Joon-ho and Hosoda Mamoru

11/7 [SUN] 14:00-

Guest Speakers:

Bong Joon-ho (Filmmaker) *Online

Hosoda Mamoru (Filmmaker) *Online

Moderator:

Araki Keiko (Festival Director, Pia Film Festival)

〉Please check lineup for the speakers’ profiles.

*This video is for catch-up and available until November 19, 6:00p.m. (JST).
The edited version with Japanese and English subtitles will be uploaded after December onwards.

Committee Members

(in alphabetical order)

  • Araki Keiko (Festival Director, Pia Film Festival)
  • Ishizaka Kenji (Senior Programmer, Tokyo International Film Festival / Professor, Japan Institute of the Moving Image)
  • Ichiyama Shozo (Programming Director, Tokyo International Film Festival)
  • Kore-eda Hirokazu (Filmmaker)
  • Tsuchida Tamaki (Program Coordinator, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival / Assistant Professor, Waseda University)
  • Fukuma Miyuki (Producer, BUNBUKU Inc.)
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