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Basque Film “Loreak” to Be Shown in Tokyo Film Festival

TOKYO – After a warm reception at the San Sebastian Film Festival, the Basque film “Loreak” is set to be screened in October in the 27th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival, which released its official program on Tuesday.

The film, which will fall under the World Focus section, is jointly directed by Jose Mari Goenaga and Jon Garano, and is the first entirely in Basque language to have competed in the Spanish film festival earlier.

Using a bouquet of flowers to connect different stories which end up converging, “Loreak,” or flowers in Basque, narrates the story of three women – one who receives flowers every week without knowing who the sender is; another who is eaten up with curiosity to know who places flowers at the curve where her husband died; and finally, the mother of the latter, who needs to hold on to her memories of him.

The Basque film will be the only Spanish contribution to the Japanese festival’s program, which will be dominated by animated flicks.

“Big Hero 6,” the latest computer animated production by Walt Disney, will inaugurate the event, while “Parasyte,” a Takashi Yamazaki adaptation of the popular manga science fiction created by Hitoshi Iwaaki, will be the closing movie.

The competition, which will be held on Oct. 23-31, will also screen the earlier works of filmmaker Hideaki Anno, creator of the famous Evangelion saga, one of the most influential works in the field of Japanese animation.

A new feature in this year’s edition is the Samurai Award that aims to commend innovators, with Japanese director Takeshi Kitano and American Tim Burton set to be the first recipients of the prize.

The competition section will feature “Los Hongos,” a co-production of French, Colombian, Argentine and German filmmakers and winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival.

It tells the story of a graffiti artist, Ras, who works as a construction worker during the day and paints walls during the night, in his neighborhood of Cali.

The French production “The Days Come,” the Italian “Ice Forest” and the Iranian “Melbourne” are among other films competing in the festival.

 

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