Silvia Luzi's and Luca Bellino's Crater will represent Italy at the upcoming Tokyo Film Festival, taking place from October 25 to November 3. The debut feature that world-premiered in competition at this year's Venice Critics' Week, is the only Italian film to compete for the Grand Prix of the main Asian festival. The jury is chaired by Tommy Lee Jones who will choose the winner among the 15 titles of the international competition. This include Margaret Von Trotta's latest work, the new film by Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu, and a female drama starring Vanessa Paradis.

The festival's line-up is particularly rich this year, also thanks to the celebrations for the 100 years of Japanese animation. Guests include Keiichi Hara, the creator of Doraemon, Steven Soderbergh, and Oscar-winner Al Gore who will close the festival with his An Inconvenient Sequel.