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‘Uncle’, ‘Summer Knight’ Take Top Prizes at Tokyo Film Festival

6 November 2019


‘Uncle’, ‘Summer Knight’ Take Top Prizes at Tokyo Film Festival

Danish filmmaker Frelle Petersen’s Uncle won the Tokyo Grand Prix Award at the close of the Tokyo International Film Festival (5 November), while Summer Knight, directed by China’s You Xing, took best film in the Asian Future section.

Set in rural Denmark, Uncle follows a girl caring for her disabled uncle who dreams of becoming a veterinarian and faces a heart-breaking choice. Summer Knight is also a coming-of-age story, set in China in the summer of 1997, about two boys attempting to recover a stolen bicycle.

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Photo credit: Tokyo International Film Festival