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“Kotoko”, “Himizu,” “Kokurikozaka Kara,” and more join the 36th Toronto International Film Festival

The 36th Toronto International Film Festival has announced many more of the films in this year’s lineup. It was already announced a couple weeks ago that the festival will screen Ishii Katsuhito’s “Smuggler” (starring Tsumabuki Satoshi) and Okiura Hiroyuki’s animated “Momo e no Tegami.” The festival recently added 5 more films from Japan, along with one from Iran featuring Japanese stars.

The newly announced films are:

“Kotoko” – Tsukamoto Shinya – the first film starring singer Cocco
“Himizu” – Sono Sion – based on Furuya Minoru’s manga of the same name and starring Sometani Shota and Nikaido Fumi
“Kokurikozaka Kara” (“From Up on Poppy Hill”) – Miyazaki Goro – the latest full-length work from Studio Ghibli
“Monsters Club” – Toyoda Toshiaki – starring Eita and Kubozuka Yosuke
“Space is the Place” – Sonoda Eriko – a 6-minute silent short film
“CUT” – Amir Naderi – starring Nishijima Hidetoshi and Tokiwa Takako

The 36th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 to September 18, 2011.