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TOKYO – The Tokyo International Film Festival will give its Samurai Award for lifetime achievement to directors Martin Scorsese and Kiyoshi Kurosawa, festival organizers announced today.

The award, now in its third year, will be presented at the festival’s closing ceremony on November 3. Scorsese, whose most recent film “Silence” was inspired by the work of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo, will not attend due to prior commitments.

Kurosawa, whose new film “The Woman in the Silver Plate” was shot entirely in France and premiered at this year’s Toronto festival, will be both at the ceremony and a talk event, “In Person: Kiyoshi Kurosawa,” that will look back at his career.