‘Epilogue’ wins Grand Prize at Tokyo Filmex

Song Fan's 'Memories' earns jury prize; aud award to 'Pieta'

Tokyo — Israeli helmer Amir Manor’s “Epilogue” was awarded the Grand Prize at the 13th edition of the Tokyo Filmex International Film Festival, which unspooled at Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and other venues Nov. 23-Dec. 2.

The pic, about an elderly couple in Tel Aviv who embark on one last journey, had its international preem at Venice this year.

The second-place Special Jury Prize was presented to Chinese helmer Song Fang’s drama “Memories Look at Me.”

The Student Jury Prize, which is given by three student jurors, went to Japanese helmer Izumi Takahashi’s “I Am Not the World You Want to Change.”

Finally the winner of the Audience Award was Korean helmer Kim Ki-duk’s out-of-competition pic “Pieta.”

Chairing the jury this year was Japanese helmer Sabu,with other members including Israeli critic Dan Fainaru, Iranian thesp Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Tokyo UniFrance rep Valerie-Anne Christen and Japanese critic Sahoko Hata.

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