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Tokyo International Film Festival 2018: The Red Carpet

A Star Is Born

Japanese actress Shinobu Terajima, center, Warner Bros Japan president Masami Takahashi (right) and Tomohiro Doai, Warner Bros Japan vice-president (left) representing TIFF 2018’s opening movie, "A Star Is Born." Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, unfortunately, couldn’t make it to the opening this year! (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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One Cut of the Dead

The cast of "One Cut of the Dead," a low-budget-turned-blockbuster film directed by Shinichiro Ueda (fourth from left on the first row). (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/Alexandra Homma)

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21st Century Girl

Japanese actresses from "21 Century Girl," an anthology of 14 short films about living as a woman in the 21st century, produced by Japanese director U-ki Yamato. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/David Jaskiewicz)

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International Competition Jury

From left to right: Hong Kong film director and producer Stanley Kwan, American film and television producer Bryan Burk, Filipino independent film director and president of jury Brillante Ma Mendoza, Japanese actress Kaho Minami and Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

Japan Now: Films of Koji Yakusho

Veteran Japanese actor Koji Yakusho (center) with Shuichi Okita (left), director of "The Woodsman and the Rain," and Kazuya Shiraishi (right), director of "The Blood of Wolves." (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/David Jaskiewicz)

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Just Only Love

Director Rikiya Imaizumi (second from right), actresses Yukino Kishii (second from left) and Mai Fukagawa (far right), and actor Ryuya Wakaba (far left) representing the Japanese movie "Just Only Love," a complicated romance drama. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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The Poet

The cast, producers and director Liu Hao (fourth from left) of Chinese drama "The Poet," a story about a miner-turned-poet living during China’s Economic Reform. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Japanese actor Sota Fukushi (center), actress Alice Hirose (right) and director Koichiro Miki (left) representing "The Travelling Cat Chronicles," a film about a man who goes on a journey to find someone to look after his beloved cat. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/David Jaskiewicz)

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The Father's Shadow

Director Gabriela Amaral Almeida (left) and producer Rodrigo Sarti Werthein from Brazil, representing "The Father’s Shadow." (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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The Vice of Hope

Italian actress Pina Turco (left) and director Edoardo De Angelis from "The Vice of Hope.", a story about one woman’s rediscovery of her priority in life after she feels as if she has lost everything. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/David Jaskiewicz)

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Gangoose

The cast and crew of Japanese film "Gangoose," directed by Yu Irie (far right) and starring actress Maika Yamamoto (second from left). (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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Hard-Core

Director Nobuhiro Yamashita and robot, the leading character in the movie "Hard-Core." The movie, also featuring famous actors Takayuki Yamada and Takeru Satoh (both not present at the opening), is about three awkward men who meet a friendly robot that changes their lives. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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Nekkyo Sengen

The cast and crew of special screening Japanese movie, "Nekkyo Sengen," a documentary focusing on a charismatic company director with early-onset Parkinson’s disease. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/David Jaskiewicz)

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Season of the Devil

Lead actress of the Filipino movie "Season of the Devil," Shaina Magdayao. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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TIFF Youth

Children from the TIFF Youth program at the opening of the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

For The Fans

Japanese actress Shinobu Terajima signing autographs at the opening of the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/Alexandra Homma)

Special Guest

A special guest at this year’s TIFF was the renowned fashion designer Junko Koshino (far left). (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

Another World

The cast of Japanese film "Another World" starring former SMAP idol Goro Inagaki (third from left) and directed by Junji Sakamoto (far right). (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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The White Crow

Actor Ralph Fiennes (right) and producer Gabrielle Tana. Their film, "The White Crow," (directed by Fiennes) which is about the life of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, is entered in the Competition section. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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Three Husbands

Hong Kong actress Chloe Maayan representing the cast and crew of comedy "Three Husbands." (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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Three Husbands

Hong Kong actress Chloe Maayan’s stunning dress from behind. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/Alexandra Homma)

History Lessons

Mexican actress Veronica Langer (second from left) with producers Andrea Toca, co-producer Daniela Leyva Bacerra Acosta and director Marcelino Islas Hernandez (far right) from the movie "History Lessons." (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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The Gun

The cast and crew of "The Gun," a Japanese (almost) noir suspense about obsession, starring Nijiro Murakami (center), Alice Hirose (third from right), and Kyoko Hinami (second from left). (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine

The cast of "The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine," a fictional drama about professional female sumo wrestlers, directed by Takahisa Zeze. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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The World Of Masaaki Yuasa

Japanese character Chibi Maruko chan (far left) poses with Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa (center), Shinichiro Inoue, representative director of film company Kadokawa Corp., Ryusuke Hikawa, programming advisor, and other characters. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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Wushu Orphan

The cast and staff of Chinese film "Wushu Orphan." (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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Distance

The cast and crew of "Distance," a production from the Phillippines directed by Perci Intalan (third from right). (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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The Tap Box

Director Leon Le (left) and leading actor Lien Bihn Phat (right) from Vietnam, representing "The Tap Box," a film about two very different men living in Saigon in the 1980s. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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Manga Master

The cast of Japanese film "Manga Master," directed by Moe Ooki and starring Issey Ogata (fifth from left) in the leading role. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo)

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TIFF 2018 Ambassador

Japanese actress Mayu Matsuoka, one of the leading actresses in Hirokazu Kore-eda ‘s "Shoplifters" and NHK drama "Amachan" is the ambassador of Tokyo International Film Festival 2018. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/David Jaskiewicz)

Godzilla: The Planet Eater

Voice actors Mamoru Miyano, second from right, Takahiro Sakurai, second from left, and directors Kobun Shizuno (far left) and Hiroyuki Seshita (far right) pose with Godzilla. The animation "Godzilla: The Planet Eater" is TIFF’s closing film. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/David Jaskiewicz)

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21st Century Girls

Japanese actresses from "21 Century Girl," an anthology of 14 short films produced by Japanese director U-ki Yamato, walk down the red carpet. (Photo: ©2018 TIFF)

Drum Tao

Japanese taiko drums troupe performs during the opening of the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival. (Photo: ©2018 TIFF)

The Media

Journalists from all over the world gathered in Tokyo on Thursday, Oct 25, to report on the opening of TIFF 2018. (Photo: Savvy Tokyo/ Alexandra Homma)

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