The annual TOKYO FILMeX film festival always offers up a great lineup (and are usually very English sub-friendly), and this year’s edition seems to continue the tradition.

Just as we’ve come to expect it from this festival, this year’s edition of TOKYO FILMeX sports again a compelling lineup for all those you call themselves film fans. Hou Hsiao Hsien’s “Three Times” (photo), Kang Yi-kwan ‘s “Sakwa”, and the latest works by the likes of Abolfazl Jalili, Mohsen Makhmalbaf or Amos Gitai have been on my “to watch” list, and it’s really amazing that they’re all on the program here! In two special sections irresistible for movie maniacs, a total of 12 titles commemorating the 100th anniversary of director Nakagawa Nobuo’s birth, and six films made between the 1920s and ’40s in Switzerland are shown. For nine days, Yurakucho is the place to go and connect to the world through movies. I guess I’m going to end up hanging around there all the time… (REALTOKYO)

The screenings take place at various venues from November 19 to 27. More info at the official site, as well as the REALTOKYO info page.