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. 

Nicholas Saputra

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 October 25 to November 3, 2018Other cast members will be announced before then.

Nicholas Saputra (Indonesian actor)
Nicholas Saputra was born in 1984 in Jakarta,   Indonesia. He completed his BA in Architecture at the University of Indonesia. He made his debut as an actor in What’s Up with   Love in 2002, which was the biggest box-office   success in Indonesia at that time. The film was   distributed across Asia and Europe.

Saputra went on to work with prominent Indonesian directors such as Riri Riza (Gie, Indonesia’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards, 2006) and Edwin (Postcards from the Zoo, Berlinale 2012). He was also the face of Channel V from 2007- 2008. In 2017, he co-founded a production company, Tanakhir Films, and is producing a documentary   titled Semesta, currently in post-production.

Comment from Nicholas Saputra:
I am honored to be part of Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2018. It was such an exciting experience to be able to work not only with various directors, but also getting to know other fellow casts member, film crews  and different productions across Asia.

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