Israel is the country with a focus on the International Film Festival in India (IFFI) this year, and the 49th edition of the movie galame will feature diversity as it features 212 films from more than 68 countries.
The festival, to be held from November 20 to 28 in Goa, will feature 10 films in collaboration with the Israeli Consulate General in Mumbai.
The Earth Focus section will start with The second story Avi Nesher.
As part of the international competition, 15 films will be presented, of which three are indian. The same competing section represents films that have been produced and produced in 22 countries.
The Festival's Kaleidoscope Department will present 20 critically acclaimed international films that have had a major film festival, most of which have been awarded several awards.
The world panorama has 67 films specially designed for the festival, and includes four world premiers, two international premieres, 15 prime ministers of Asia and 60 Indian premiers. It is interesting that the World Panorama presents 15 films that are submitted by Oscars from individual countries.
This year, IFFI will celebrate the legacy of Ingmar Bergman Wild at Heart The Master in his Craft: Retrospective of Ingmar Bergman as well as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary Swedish filmmaker.
In addition to seven years of iconographic director, a documentary on Bergman called Bergman Island will also be displayed. The official opening of this section is scheduled for November 21, followed by a screening project Wild strawberries.
The IFFI Film Opening Film is The Aspern Papers, The drama period will have its world premiere at the festival, and its actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joely Richardson, Julia Robins, Morgan Polanski, Nicolas Hau and director Julien Landais will be present.
Israeli actor Alon Aboutboul will be a special guest at Country of Focus. The exhibition will be held on November 22 at the Indo-Israel Seminar of Coproduction.
Dan Wolman from Israel will be honored with Life Time Achievement Award.
Jharkhand has been selected as a focus country for this year's release and movies like Death in Gunju, Ranchi diaries and Begum Jaan among others, will be shown under the segment.
John Irvin, Adrian Sitar, Polish director Robert Glinski, Anna Ferraioli Ravel and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra are part of the international jury.
Twenty-six feature and 21 non-Indian movie features are selected by a jury that will be shown as part of the Indian Panorama section.
Olu, directed by Shaji N Karun, will open the film segment of Indian Panorama 2018 and Adity Suhas Jambhale Kharvas will launch a segment of the non-feature Indian 2018 panorama movie.
The Homages department honors filmmakers like Shashi Kapoor, Sridi, M Karunanidhi and Kalpana News together with international names such as Terence Marsh, Milos Forman and Anne V Coates.
The legacy of this year's award Dadasaheb Phalke (Posthumous) Vinod Khanna will be celebrated through his films including Achanak, Lekin and AMar Akbar Anthony.
As an extension of Khelo India Branding, Indian Sports Biopics – like Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and MSD: The Untold Story – will be shown at 49th IFFI.
Filmmakers like Prasona Josh, Dan Wolmar, Sreekar Prasad, Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Jahn Kapoor, David Dhawan, Varun Dhawan, Kaushik Ganguly, Shaji Karun, Srijit Mukhrjee, Sridhar and Sreeram Raghvan, Anupama Chopra, Rajiv Masand, Bhawan Somaaya, Jason Hafford, Meghna Gulzar, Leena Yadav, and Gauri Shinde will be part of Masterclasses and In-conversation.
Release Date: November 8, 2018 13:35
| Updated Date: November 8, 2018 13:35
Updated Date: November 8, 2018 13:35