EARLIER today, Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and Japan Foundation Asia Centre announced the cast of its upcoming film co-production project, Asian Three-Fold Mirror. The omnibus, which depicts an Asian person living in a different country in Asia, will pit together actors and directors from different parts of Asia.
Making the cast is Malaysian actress Sharifah Amani, who will star in a segment directed by Isao Yukisada alongside Japanese actors Masahiko Tsugawa and Masatoshi Nagase.
Also involved in the project are Cambodian director Sotho Kulikar as well as Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, who was last celebrated at the most recent edition of TIFF. All three will be providing their own unique perspective on Asian society and culture in the cross-regional project.
Best known for her frequent collaborations with the late Yasmin Ahmad, Amani debuted to Japanese audiences last year in Hosoi Takato‘s Redemption Night. She took home the Best Actress trophy at Festival Filem Malaysia for her work in Gubra.
Asian Three-Fold Mirror has begun principal photography, and will premiere at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival, which will take place from October 25 – November 3 this year.