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TOKYO FILMeX Competition

"Epilogue" Amir MANOR (Israel / 2012 / 96 min.)
The winning film's director will receive 700,000 yen.
This directorial debut film deals with the tragic issues of old people as well as the collapse of the 20th century ideology. The performance of the two protagonists is brilliant and we appreciated the film's insistence to never stray from its subject. Local details reach global dimensions, going way beyond the sadness and anger of the story.

"Memories Look At Me" SONG Fang (China / 2012 / 87 min.)
The winning film's director will receive 300,000 yen.
The film delicately portrays people's life through tiny, daily acts that express the circulation of love within that family. In a very consistent and musical way, it questions the very meaning of life, which is why we give the Special Jury Prize to this directorial debut film.

"Pieta" KIM Ki-duk (South Korea / 2012 / 104 min.)

"I am not the world you want to change" TAKAHASHI Izumi (Japan / 2012 / 112 min.)
Even if "I am not the world you want to change" was not a Japanese film, but made on the other side of the world, it would still possess a universality that blazes with an energy all its own.
This energy is powerful enough to render the viewer speechless, which demonstrates why it had to be given its wonderful title.
Scenes that seemed to be entirely irrelevant to us when we began to watch the film ultimately changed direction completely, and came to feel as if they were unmistakably our own experiences.
We were therefore compelled to select this film.
Student Jury : YAMATO Yuki, MIHARA Keigo, NAGAI Ryo

Room 514 / Heder 514

Room 514 / Heder 514
Israel / 2011 / 90 min.
Director: Sharon BAR-ZIV

Within the extreme confines of Room 514, Sharon BAR-ZIV's directorial debut spotlights Israel's complex circumstances, a female soldier's status, and many other issues. Invited to this year's Rotterdam, Tribeca, and other film festivals.

Epilogue / Hayuta Ve Berl

Epilogue / Hayuta Ve Berl
Israel / 2012 / 96 min.
Director: Amir MANOR

Hayuta and Berl, an elderly couple who lead a lonely existence, despair at the present state of a changing Israel. One night, they leave their apartment and set off on one final journey... This film, a symbolic expression of the feelings of the generation that built Israel in pursuit of their ideals, is the directorial debut of Amir MANOR.

111 Girls / 111 Dokhtar

111 Girls / 111 Dokhtar
Iraq / 2012 / 79 min.
Director: Nahid GHOBADI & Bijan ZAMANPIRA

The Iranian president receives a letter stating that 111 Kurdish girls will commit mass suicide if the government does not find husbands for them. To deal with this conundrum, an official is dispatched to Kurdistan... The directorial debut of Bahman GHOBADI's younger sister Nahid is a tour de force with unique ideas and startling visuals.

All Apologies /愛的替身

All Apologies /愛的替身
Hong Kong / 2012 / 88 min.
Director: Emily TANG

A man who lost his only son in a traffic accident also learns through infertility treatment that his wife is barren. In despair, he makes an unbelievable demand to the wife of the guilty driver. "Perfect Life" (08) director Emily TANG illustrates men and women's delicate mindsets. Screened in competition at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

The Love Songs Of Tiedan / Mei Jie

The Love Songs Of Tiedan / Mei Jie
China / 2012 / 91 min.
Director: HAO Jie

The second directorial effort of HAO Jie, who won a TOKYO FILMeX Special Jury Prize for "Single Man" (10). Six-year-old Tiedan, a boy born in a poor village in Shanxi Province, adores a female singer who lives in his neighborhood. When he grows up, he too joins a traditional performing arts group, then leaves his village to embark on a journey...

Memories Look At Me / Ji Yi Wang Zhe Wo

Memories Look At Me / Ji Yi Wang Zhe Wo
China / 2012 / 87 min.
Director: SONG Fang

The feature directorial debut of SONG Fang is a story of a family, told with an intimacy reminiscent of the 1980s Taiwan New Wave. Produced by JIA Zhang-ke. Received its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival, where it won Best First Feature.

Grape Candy / Chung-po-do Sa-tang

Grape Candy / Chung-po-do Sa-tang
South Korea / 2012 / 104 min.
Director: KIM Hee-jung

The troubles of two women trying to overcome childhood emotional scars are depicted as if a suspense-thriller. Long-awaited new film by KIM Hee-jung since "The Wonder Years" (07). The film's elaborate structure with the effective use of flashbacks is outstanding.

Odayaka / Odayakana Nichijo

Odayaka / Odayakana Nichijo
Japan, USA / 2012 / 102 min.
Director: UCHIDA Nobuteru

The latest from UCHIDA Nobuteru, winner of the TOKYO FILMeX 2010 Grand Prize for "Love Addiction". This ambitious work focuses on two couples living next door to each other in a metropolitan apartment complex, and realistically conveys people's varied reactions to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Its depiction of love between family members during a crisis situation will resonate in the hearts of viewers.

I am not the world you want to change / Atashiwa Sekainankajanaikara

I am not the world you want to change / Atashiwa Sekainankajanaikara
Japan / 2012 / 112 min.
Director: TAKAHASHI Izumi

Insurance salesman KUROKAWA's girlfriend suggests a part-time film crew job to him. However, it is for a female revenge film. He becomes embroiled with several people he shouldn't have known, and by the end a tragic revenge begins in an apartment. Long-awaited new film by "The Soup, One Morning" director TAKAHASHI Izumi.

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