‘Uncle’, ‘Summer Knight’ take top prizes at Tokyo film festival

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‘Uncle’, ‘Summer Knight’ take top prizes at Tokyo film festival
Winners in the International Competition also included Atlantis, Just 6.5, Only The Animals and Chaogtu With Sarula.

Danish filmmaker Frelle Petersen’s Uncle won the Tokyo Grand Prix Award at the close of the Tokyo International Film Festival (November 5), 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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