Animated pic wins top prize at festival

Israeli helmer Ari Folman’s Cannes competition player “Waltz With Bashir” won the grand prize at the ninth Tokyo Filmex Festival, which closed Sunday.

A personal docu made in the form of a toon, the pic was cited for “inventing a new cinematographic language.” Special jury prizes went to the Yu Guang-yi docu “Survival Song” and the Kim So-yong drama “Treeless Mountain.” Fest’s audience prize went to Sion Sono’s dramedy “Love Exposure,” which bowed in the 12-pic Special Screenings section.

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