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280 films from 79 countries: ‘Alma and Oskar’ from Australia inaugural film at IFFI

Austrian movie ‘Alma and Oskar’ directed by Dieter Berner would be the inaugural movie of the 53rd version of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is able to start in Goa on November 20.

As many as 280 movies from 79 nations, together with 25 characteristic and 20 non-feature movies from India within the ‘Indian Panorama’ part, will likely be screened on the pageant, which is able to conclude on November 28.

The Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award will likely be introduced to Spanish movie director Carlos Saura. An eight-film retrospective devoted to Saura, who obtained the Golden Bear for greatest director on the Berlin International Film Festival for Deprisa Deprisa, will likely be a significant attraction of the IFFI.

France is the ‘Spotlight’ nation this yr– eight French movies will likely be screened underneath the ‘Country Focus’.

Three movies that includes this yr’s Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Asha Parekh – ‘Teesri Manzil’, ‘Do Badan and Kati Patang’ – will likely be screened as a part of Asha Parekh retrospective. Krzysztof Zanussi’s ‘Perfect Number’ would be the closing movie.

Addressing the media in New Delhi on Monday, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting L Murugan mentioned 5 characteristic and 5 non-feature movies will likely be screened to advertise movies from the North-East and marking golden jubilee of Manipuri cinema.

For the primary time, pavilions will make an look on the IFFI in step with main worldwide markets akin to Marche du Cannes. The 42 pavilions will home movie places of work of varied state governments, taking part nations, business gamers and media items from the I&B ministry.

Many restored classics will likely be accessible at ‘The Viewing Room’ the place one will have the ability to purchase the rights of those movies and use them at movie festivals throughout the globe.

A e-book adaptation programme has been launched to advertise movie adaptation of books. Some publishers are additionally anticipated to be current to promote the rights of the books for making movies. Several movies, together with Richard Attenborough’s Oscar-winning movie ‘Gandhi’, will likely be screened within the ‘Divyangjan’ part, with embedded audio descriptions and subtitles.

Tributes will even be paid to singer Lata Mangeshkar, singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, Kathak maestro Pt. Birju Maharaj, actors Ramesh Deo and Maheshwari Amma, singer KK, director Tarun, Assamese actor Nipon Das and singer Bhupinder Singh. In the International part, IFFI can pay homage to Bob Rafelson, Ivan Reitman, Peter Bogdanovich, Douglas Trumbell and Monica Vitti.

The ‘Indian Panorama’ will open with Prithvi Konanur’s Kannada movie ‘Hadinelentu’ whereas ‘The Show Must Go On’ by Divya Cowasji will flag off the non-feature movie part. There will likely be particular screenings of Pan Nalin’s ‘Chello Show—The Last Film Show’, India’s official entry to the Oscars within the Best Foreign Language class, and Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘India Lockdown’.

Upcoming Telugu movie, Raymo, Deepti Naval and Kalki Koechlin’s ‘Goldfish’ and Randeep Hooda and Ileana D’Cruz’s ‘Tera Kya Hoga Lovely’ will likely be premiered on the IFFI, together with an episode of OTT exhibits like ‘Vadhandhi’, ‘Khakee’ and ‘Fauda Season 4’.



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