The Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announced today that Indonesian actor Nicholas Saputra has been cast to star in all three omnibus episodes being directed by three accomplished Asian filmmakers, Daishi Matsunaga (Japan), Edwin (Indonesia) and Degena Yun (China). This is the second Asian Three-Fold Mirror co-production project, a collaboration between the Japan Foundation Asia Center and TIFF.
Since 2014, the Japan Foundation Asia Center and TIFF have been carrying out exchange programs and cooperative projects with partners in Asian countries and regions, including Japan.
The projects will continue until 2020, when the Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympics are to be held. As part of the effort, the Asian Three-Fold Mirror project brings together three talented directors from Japan and other Asian countries to co-create a series of omnibus films with a common theme.
The series follows up on Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections, with the second installment featuring directors all new to this project.
Production is now under way, to be completed in time for a world premiere at the 31st edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival, to be held from . Other cast members will be announced before then.