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Tokyo film festival proves that cinema can unite us all

"Crossing borders" theme backed by diverse lineup and cross-cultural talk series

The director and cast of "Just Remembering," the winner of the Audience Award at the 34th Tokyo International Film Festival, pose on the red carpet at the festival's opening ceremony in Hibiya, Tokyo on October 30.   © 2021 TIFF

TOKYO -- What's the one thing capable of transcending all geographical, linguistic, and cultural borders? One thing that all humans have in common?

It is a big question, and yet film director and producer Yujiro Harumoto answers instantly: "human emotion," he said. "Human emotion is universal. It's only ever the environment that changes."

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