September 26, 2017 - 11:20 AMT
Tommy Lee Jones to head Tokyo film fest jury

Veteran American actor, Tommy Lee Jones will head the competition jury at next month’s Tokyo International Film Festival. The festival will open with Japanese fantasy film “Fullmetal Alchemist” and close with Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Variety said.

Jones will be joined on the jury by Belgian director Martin Provost (“Serafine”), Iranian writer-director and producer Reza Mirkarimi, Japanese actor Masatoshi Nagase, and Chinese actress, director and investor Vicky Zhao Wei. The jury will decide a Grand Prix, a jury prize, best director, screenplay, actor, actress and artistic contribution prizes.

2017 Tokyo IFF competition selection “We The Dead” (aka “Aquerat”) dir. Edmund Yeo (Malaysia) “Crater” dirs. Silvia Luzi, Luca Bellini (Italy) “Euthanizer” dir. Teemu Niki (Finland) “Forget About Nick” dir. Margarethe von Trotta (Germany) “Grain” dir. Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkey, Germany, France, Sweden, Qatar) “Gutland” Govinda van Maele (Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium) “The Home” dir. Asghar Yousefinejad (Iran) The Looming Storm” dir. Dong Yue (China) “The Lowlife” dir. Takahise Zeze (Japan) “Maryline” dir. Guillaume Gallienne (France) “Namme” dir. Zaza Khalvashi (Georgia, Lithuania) “Ship in a Room” dir. Lyubomir Mladenov (Bulgaria) “Sparring” dir. Samuel Jouy (France) “Sveta” dir. Zhanna Issabayeva (Kazakhstan) “Tremble all you Want” dir: Akiko Ooku