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Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk' to open Tokyo Film Festival

Robert Zemeckis' drama "The Walk," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as wire-walker Philippe Petit, will be the opener of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival.

Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk' to open Tokyo Film Festival

Los Angeles: Robert Zemeckis' drama "The Walk," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as wire-walker Philippe Petit, will be the opener of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival.

The 10-day festival (October 22-31) will take place at the Roppongi Hills shopping and entertainment complex and other venues around the Japanese capital, including three new ones in Shinjuku, reported Variety.

"The Terminal", Tetsuo Shinohara's drama about a man and woman, who restart their lives on the northern island of Hokkaido, has been set as the closer.

US director Bryan Singer, returning to the festival for the eighth time, will be head of the main competition jury.

TIFF will debut three new section-- Panorama, new films in genres, including animation and horror; Japan Looks, a showcase for Japanese films of the past year; and Japanese Classics.

One special screening highlight will be a 4K digitally restored version of the Akira Kurosawa samurai drama "Ran", which screened at TIFF's first edition in 1985. Lineups for the festival's three main sections main competition, Asian Future and Japanese Cinema Splash ? will be announced in September.

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