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MFF2014  Mumbai Film Festival has unveiled its first line-up for this year’s edition. Though the festival is yet to get its full funding, and you can contribute to it (click here), the organisers are going ahead with the plan of having the fest in whatever budget they manage. And like every year, this year’s first impression is good too.

Key Points

- Date : 14-21st October, 2014

- Venue : PVR Cinemas, Juhu as the main venue and Liberty Cinemas at Marine lines as the satellite venue

- Over 185 films from more than 65 countries to be screened

- USD 200,000 to be awarded as cash prizes

- Celebrated French Actor Catherine Deneuve to be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement award. 

- Special Master Classes by internationally acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle and director-writer Mahamat Saleh Haroun

- Fest to screen Xavier Dolans’ ‘Mommy’ , Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr.Turner’, Ken Loach’s ‘Jimmy’s Hall’, ‘Boyhood’ by Richard Linklater, Dardenne brothers’ ‘Two days, One Night’, Kim Ki Duk’s ‘One on One’, Yoji Yamadas ‘The Little House’, Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Goodbye to Language’ and ‘Party Girl’ by Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq

List of films for 16th Mumbai Film Festival

International Competition

  1. Difret

Dir.: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari (Ethiopia / 2014 / Col / 99)

2. History of Fear (Historia del miedo)

Dir.: Benjamin Naishtat (Argentina-France-Germany-Qatar-Uruguay / 2014 / Col / 79)

3. With Others (Ba Digaran)

Dir.: Nasser Zamiri (Iran / 2014 / Col / 85)

4. The Tree (Drevo)

Dir.: Sonja Prosenc (Slovenia / 2014 / Col / 90)

5. Next to Her (At li layla)

Dir.: Asaf Korman (Israel / 2014 / Col / 90)

6. Schimbare

Dir.: Alex Sampayo (Spain / 2014 / Col / 87)

7. Fever

Dir.: Raphaël Neal (France / 2014 / Col / 81)

8. Court

Dir.: Chaitanya Tamhane (India (Marathi-Gujarati-English-Hindi) / 2014 / Col / 116)

9. Macondo

Dir.: Sudabeh Mortezai (Austria / 2014 / Col / 98)

 

Above The Cut

 1. What’s The Time In Your World? (Dar donyaye to sa’at chand ast?)

Dir.: Safi Yazdanian (Iran / 2014 / Col. / 101)

2. She’s Lost Control

Dir.: Anja Marquardt (USA / 2014 / Col. / 90)

3. The Night Is Still Young (La nuit est encore jeune)

Dir.: Indika Udugampola (France-Sri Lanka / 2014 / Col. / 82)

4. Queen Antigone (Vasilissa Antogoni)

Dir.: Telémachos Alexiou (Germany-Greece / 2014 / Col / 93)

5. Musiek vir die Agtergrond

Dir.: Sallas de Jager (South Africa / 2014 / Col. / 124)

6. Party Girl

Dir.: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq (France / 2014 / Col. / 96)

7. The Ambassador To Bern (A berni követ)

Dir.: Attila Szász (Hungary / 2014 / Col / 76)

8. The First Summer (O Primeiro Verão)

Dir.: Adriano Mendes (Portugal / 2014 / Col / 105)

 

World Cinema

 1. Field of Dogs

Dir.: Lech Majewski (Poland / 2014 / Col / 97)

2. Corn Island (Simindis Kundzuli)

Dir.: George Ovashvili (Georgia-Germany-France-Czech Republic-Kazakhstan / 2014 / Col / 100)

3. Early Spring, Kyoto (Kyoto, Sosyun)

Dir.: Hiroshi Toda (Japan / 2014 / BW / 90)

4. I Am Not Him (Ben o değilim)

Dir.: Tayfun Pirselimoğlu (Turkey-France-Germany-Greece / 2013-NOV / Col / 127)

5. Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Gett)

Dir.: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz (France-Germany-Israel / 2014 / Col / 115)

6. Weekends in Normandy

Dir.: Anne Villacèque (France / 2014 / Col / 90)

7. Snow (Barf)

Dir.: Mehdi Rahmani (Iran / 2014 / Col / 90)

8. Clownwise (Klauni)

Dir.: Viktor Taus (Slovakia-Luxembourg-Czech Republic-Finland / 2013-NOV / Col / 120)

10. The Little House (Chiisai Ouchi)

Dir.: Yoji Yamada (Japan / 2014 / Col / 136)

11. One on One (Il-dae-il)

Dir.: Kim ki-Duk (South Korea / 2014 / Col / 122)

12. The Attorney

Dir.: Woo-seok Yang (South Korea / 2013-Nov / Col / 127)

13. Stations of the Cross (Kreuzweg)

Dir.: Dietrich Brüggemann (Germany / 2014 / Col / 107)

14. Jack

Dir.: Edward Berger (Germany / 2014 / Col / 103)

15. Jimmy’s Hall

Dir.: Ken Loach (UK-Ireland-France / 2014 / Col / 109)

16. Coming Home (Gui Lai)

Dir.: Zhang Yimou (China / 2014 / Col / 109)

17. Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)

Dir.: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (Belgium-France-Italy / 2014 / Col / 95)

18. The Third Side of the River (La tercera orilla)

Dir.: Celina Murga (Argentina / 2014 / Col / 92)

19. Stratos

Dir.: Yannis Economides (Greece-Germany-Cyprus / 2014 / Col / 137)

20. Inbetween Worlds

Dir.: Feo Aladag (Germany / 2014 / Col / 98)

21. Turner

Dir.: Mike Leigh (UK / 2014 / Col / 150)

22. The Captive

Dir.: Atom Egoyan (Canada / 2014 / Col / 112)

23. Mommy

Dir.: Xavier Dolan (Canada / 2014 / Col / 139)

24. Still The Water (Futatsume no mado)

Dir.: Naomi Kawase (Japan-Spain-France / 2014 / Col / 121)

25. Norjmaa

Dir.: Bayaneruul Bayaneruul (China / 2014 / Col / 102)

26. Over Your Dead Body

Dir.: Takashi Miike (Japan / 2014 / Col / 93)

27. Refugiado

Dir.: Diego Lerman (Argentina / 2014 / Col / 93)

28. Farewell (A Despedida)

Dir.: Marcelo Galvão (Brazil / 2014 / Col / 90)

29. The Good Lie

Dir.: Philippe Falardeau (USA / 2014 / Col / 110)

30. Boyhood

Dir.: Richard Linklater (USA / 2014 / Col / 165)

 

Rendezvous

 

  1. French Riviera (L’homme qu’on aimait trop)

Dir.: André Téchiné (France / 2014 / Col / 116)

 

  1. Metamorphoses

Dir.: Christophe Honoré (France / 2014 / Col / 102)

 

  1. Girlhood (Bande de filles)

Dir.: Céline Sciamma (France / 2014 / Col / 112)

 

  1. Goodbye To Language – 3D (Adieu Au Langage)

Dir.: Jean-Luc Godard (France / 2014 / Col / 70)

 

 

  1. The Search

Dir.: Michel Hazanavicius (France-Georgia / 2014 / Col / 149)

 

  1. The Blue Room (La chambre bleue)

Dir.: Mathieu Amalric (France / 2014 / Col / 76)

 

  1. Clouds Of Sils Maria (Sils Maria)

Dir.: Olivier Assayas (Switzerland-Germany-France / 2014 / Col / 124)

 

  1. Saint Laurent

Dir.: Bertrand Bonello (France / 2014 / Col / 135)

 

  1. Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter)

Dir.: Alain Resnais (France / 2014 / Col / 108)

 

The Real Reel

 

  1. Red Army

Dir.: Gabe Polsky (USA-Russia / 2014 / Col / 76)

 

  1. The 50 Year Argument

Dir.: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi (USA / 2014 / Col / 97)

 

  1. The Master Shyam Benegal

Dir.: Khalid Mohammed (India / 2014 / Col / 60)

 

  1. Mashti Esmaeil

Dir.: Mahdi Zamanpoor (Iran / 2014 / Col / 60)

 

  1. Mission Rape – A Tool of War

Dir.: Annette Mari Olsen, Katia Forbert Petersen (Denmark / 2014 / Col / 61)

 

  1. Altman

Dir.: Ron Mann (Canada / 2014 / 95)

 

  1. Iranian

Dir.: Mehran Tamadon (France-Switzerland-Iran / 2014 / Col / 105)

 

  1. Playing with Fire (Paizontas me ti fotia)

Dir.: Anneta Papathanasiou (Greece / 2014 / Col / 80)

 

  1. Lessons in Dissent

Dir.: Matthew Torne (UK-Hong Kong / 2014 / Col / 98)

 

  1. Vessel

Dir.: Diana Whittien (USA / 2014 / Col / 88)


Retrospective of Russian films

 

  1. Alexander Nevsky

Dir.: Sergei Eisenstein (Russia / 1938 / B&W / 112)

 

  1. Ballad of a Soldier

Dir.: Grigoriy Chukhray (Russia / 1959 / B&W / 88)

 

  1. Dersu Uzala

Dir.: Akira Kurosawa (Russia-Japan / 1975 / Co / 144)

 

  1. Andrei Rublev

Dir.: Andrei Tarkovsky (Russia / 1966 / Col & B/W / 205)

 

  1. Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears

Dir.: Vladimir Menshov (Russia / 1979 / Col / 142)

 

  1. Rider Named Death

Dir.: Karen Shakhnazarov (Russia / 2004 / Col / 106)

 

  1. The Fought for Their Land

Dir.: Sergey Bondarchuk (Russia / 1975 / Col / 137)

 

  1. War and Peace

Dir.: Sergei Bondarchuk (Russia / 1968 / Col / 427)

 

  1. Several Days of Oblomov’s Life

Dir.: Nikita Mikhalkov (Russia / 1979 / Col / 140)

 

  1. White Tiger

Dir.: Karen Shakhnazarov (Russia / 2012 / Col / 104)

 


India Gold 2014

 

  1. The Fort (Killa)

Dir.: Avinash Arun (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 107)

 

  1. Unto the Dusk

Dir.: Sajin Baabu (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 118)

 

  1. Names Unknown (Perariyathavar)

Dir.: Dr. Biju (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 110)

 

  1. Buddha In a Traffic Jam

Dir.: Vivek Agnihotri (India (Hindi) / 2014 / Col / 107)

 

  1. Fig Fruit and The Wasps (Attihannu mattu kanaja)

Dir.: M S Prakash Babu (India (Kannada) / 2014 / Col / 90)

 

  1. Rangaa Patangaa

Dir.: Prasad Namjoshi (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 105)

 

  1. Siddhant

Dir.: Vivek Wagh (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 130)

 

  1. Chauranga

Dir.: Bikas Mishra (India (Hindi) / 2014 / Col / 88)

 

  1. Munnariyippu

Dir.: Venu (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 118)

 

  1. The Pulsating Mindscape (Jeeya Jurir Xubax)

Dir.: Sanjib Sabhapandit (India (Assamese) / 2014 / Col / 134)


New Faces In Indian Cinema

 

 

  1. An Obstacle (Khwada)

Dir.: Bhaurao Karhade (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 117)

 

  1. The Punishment (Kuttram Kadithal)

Dir.: Bramma G. (India (Tamil) / 2014 / Col / 116)

 

  1. Dombivli Return

Dir.: Mahendra Teredesai (India (HindI-Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 129)

 

  1. Teenkahon

Dir.: Bauddhayan Mukherji (India (Bengali) / 2014 / Col & B/W / 120)

 

  1. Nagrik

Dir.: Jayprad Desai (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 120)

 

Dimensions Mumbai

 

  1. Short Film

Dir.: Sagar Kolte

 

  1. Zor Lagake Haisha

Dir.: Rithvik Dilip Joshi

 

  1. Selfie

Dir.: Ramchandra Gaonkar

 

  1. Bombay 70

Dir.: Nisha Rindani

 

  1. The Crowman

Dir.: Pratik Shetty

 

  1. Marine Drive

Dir.: Romil Dilip Motta

 

  1. Interval

Dir.: Utkarsh Raut

 

  1. Sawari

Dir.: Pushpak A Jain

 

  1. Jeevachi Mumbai “City of Life”

Dir.: Natasha Nayak & Riya Sharma

 

  1. Gilberi

Dir.: Omar Iyer

 

  1. Bumbhaiyya

Dir.: Kushagra Sharma

 

  1. Majha Honeymoon

Dir.: Karan Asnani

 

  1. Bollywood Bazar

Dir.: Shreyash Shinde

 

  1. Mahanagari-Super City

Dir.: Yashowardhan Mishra

 

  1. Time’s Equation

Dir.: Kavi Kumar Shrivastav

 

  1. Rumana Manzil

Dir.: Tanay Sarda

 

 

  1. Boundary

Dir.: Abhiraj Rajadhyaksha

 

  1. Dariyo

Dir.: Nihar Desai

 

  1. Unfit

Dir.: Srishti Jain

 

  1. Chataiwala

Dir.: Keyur Kajavadara

 

Film India Worldwide

 

  1. Amar Akbar & Tony

Dir.: Atul Malhotra (UK / 2014 / Col / 93)

 

  1. Amma & Appa

Dir.: Franziska Schönenberger, Jayakrishnan Subramanian (Germany / 2014 / Col / 89)

 

  1. Honeycomb Lodge

Dir.: Lesley Manning (UK / 2014 / Col / 93)

 

  1. Echoes

Dir.: Rajesh Shera (India-UK / 2014 / Col)

 

Venice Film Festival has announced the winners for this year’s fest. And here’s the good news – Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut feature Court has bagged the “Lion Of The Future – Luigi De Laurentiis” Award for a Debut Feature. It premiered in Orizzonti section of the fest. The Jury was chaired by Alice Rohrwacher and comprised of Lisandro Alonso, Ron Mann, Vivian Qu and Razvan Radulescu.

It also includes cash prize of 100,000 USD, donated by Filmauro di Aurelio e Luigi De Laurentiis to be divided equally between director and producer. Court has also got the Best Film in the Orizzonti section. This Jury was chaired by Ann Hui and composed of Moran Atias, Pernilla August, David Chase, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Roberto Minervini and Alin Tasçiyan. The section had 29 films in competition.

Click here to read Chaitanya’s interview on making of Court.

Last year, Shubhashish Bhutiani’s Kush had won the best short at Venice Film Festival.

The first trailer of Shonali Bose’s film Margarita With A Straw is out. The film will have its premiere in Contemporary World Cinema section at Toronto International Film Festival. Have a look.

From fest site – In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy (Kalki Koechlin, Dev.D, That Girl in Yellow Boots) leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.

Unusual only because it’s so rarely seen on screen, Margarita, with a Straw is an exceptional portrait of a woman discovering what she wants, and how to get it.

Laila (Kalki Koechlin) is a student and aspiring writer, crafting lyrics and electronic sounds for an indie band at her Delhi university. Her cerebral palsy doesn’t much get in the way of her life, although it sometimes does for others. When Laila’s band wins a local contest, the condescending host says to her, “It must have been so hard for you. Can you share something with us?” Laila shares her middle finger.

Always seeking more freedom and new experience, Laila wins a place at New York University and leaves India with her mother (Revathy) for Manhattan. There she meets a fiery activist, Khanum (Sayani Gupta), who challenges her beliefs, sparks her creativity, and, eventually, takes her to bed. For these two women, it’s the beginning of a remarkable love story.

The programme presents the latest works of some of the most provocative and important voices in cinema from around the globe. Bose’s debut film Amu had also been screened at Toronto in 2005.

For cast, credits and other details, click here. Though we noticed a strange thing in the credit roll of the trailer, even the casting director gets a credit (because he is producer, writer and director too? That too three credits in one plate!) but the (Hindi) dialogue writer doesn’t have a credit. How strange? We have never been to able to understand why people become so insecure and chindi when it comes to credits?

- Posted by @Shubhodeep

FPRSI

Film Heritage Foundation has announced its first major initiative to save India’s cinematic heritage – Film Preservation & Restoration School India – to be held from February 22nd -28th, 2015 at Films Division, Mumbai.

Film Heritage Foundation is a not for profit organization set up in 2014. Recognizing the urgent need to preserve India’s cinematic heritage, the foundation is dedicated to supporting the conservation, preservation and restoration of the moving image and to develop interdisciplinary educational programs that will use film as an educational tool and create awareness about the language of cinema.

This is a pioneering initiative of Film Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, Cineteca di Bologna and L’Immagine Ritrovata.

The purpose of the school is to address current issues surrounding film preservation and restoration including practical training of current restoration and archival best practices by a faculty that includes some of the leading international experts in the field.

Given the colossal loss of India’s cinematic heritage and the fact that we continue to lose more of our cinematic history every day, this school is an important first step in our foundation’s long-term goal to create an indigenous resource of film archivists and restorers that will work towards preserving India’s cinematic heritage.

FILM PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION SCHOOL INDIA

- An intensive course including hands-on training in the latest techniques of film preservation and restoration by some of the leading international experts in the field
– Dates: February 22 – 28, 2015
– Venue: Films Division, Mumbai.

Indian Cinema – A Lost Heritage

- For a country that currently produces the largest number of films in the world — over 1700 films a year in 32 languages, our record of film archiving and preservation is abysmal.
– India made 1700 silent films of which only 5 – 6 complete films survive today.
– By 1950 we had lost 70 – 80% of our films including India’s first talkie Alam Ara
– No full-fledged film restorations have been done in India
– The school is the first step in the Film Heritage Foundation’s long-term goal to create an indigenous resource of film archivists and restorers that will work

PROGRAMME DETAILS

- The purpose of the school is to address current issues surrounding film preservation and restoration including practical training of current restoration and archival best practices.
– 40 students from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan will be selected on merit.
– The programme will comprise daily sessions from 9 am – 9 pm over 7 days including screenings, lectures and practical hands-on lessons.
– Course content will include modules on film comparing, film repair, film scanning, digital restoration, colour correction, sound restoration and film mastering.
– The faculty will comprise experts from Cineteca di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata,  and the Film Foundation and filmmakers and guest lecturers from around the world.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

- Applications are open to India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal.
– Application forms will be available online on the following websites from September 15, 2014:
www.filmheritagefoundation.co.in
www.film-foundation.org
www.cinetecadibologna.it
www.immagineritrovata.it

CERTIFICATION

On completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a certification as the school is internationally recognized and under the patronage of FIAF (The International Federation of Film Archives).

FIAF brinsg together the world’s leading institution in the field of moving picture heritage, comprising more than 150 institutions in over 77 countries. FIAF members are dedicated to the rescue, collection, preservation and screening of moving images.

Danis Tanovic’s desi film Tigers starring Emraan Hashmi will have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival this year. Synopsis, cast & crew, and other details of the film is out.

Film

Director: Danis Tanovic
Country: India/France/United Kingdom
Year: 2014
Language: Hindi/English/Urdu/German
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Runtime: 90 minutes
Rating: 14A

Synopsis (from TIFF)

Devastated when he discovers the effects of the infant formula he’s peddling, a young salesman challenges the system and the powers that be, in this based-on-fact drama from Academy Award-winning director Danis Tanovic (No Man’s Land).

Multinationals’ activities in the developing world come under harsh scrutiny in Danis Tanovic’s hard-hitting new drama Tigers. No stranger to controversy, the Academy Award-winning director is unafraid to stick his nose into contentious subject matter. Here, he explores Pakistan’s fascination with Western drugs, basing his film on a true story — its real-life protagonist lives in Toronto — involving a corporation aggressively trying to increase its market share through the sale of baby formula to new mothers.

Ayan (Emraan Hashmi) is a young, recently married salesman who gets a job peddling locally made drugs to pharmacies and doctors. Despite the fact that the Pakistani-manufactured pharmaceuticals he sells are much cheaper than those sold by Western competitors, no one will trust or buy products that lack major brand names. His wife encourages him to apply for a job with Lasta, a large multinational, and Ayan is hired on a trial basis. It’s not long before his natural charm and knack for glad-handing make him into a minor star, and Lasta expands his responsibilities. However, one day he is devastated to see first-hand what the selling of baby formula really means in certain cases. Shocked, Ayan sets out to challenge the system and the powers that be.

In a neat piece of narrative structuring on Tanovic’s part, this David-and-Goliath story is told partially through the eyes of a film crew making a documentary on Ayan’s astonishing findings. But the power of Tigers lies in his willingness to push his film out onto the streets of Pakistan and into the face of a system where narrow interests prevail, and an honest man doing the right thing is castigated and threatened, and finally sees his life endangered.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer: Karen Tenkhoff, Michael Weber, Praveen Hashmi, Achin Jain
Producer: Prashita Chaudhary, Kshitij Chaudhary, Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap, Cedomir Kolar, Marc Baschet, Andy Paterson, Cat Villiers
Production Company: Cinemorphic Pvt Ltd, Sikhya Entertainment Pvt Ltd, A.S.A.P. Films
Principal Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Geetanjali, Danny Huston, Khalid Abdalla, Adil Hussain, Maryam D’Abo, Satyadeep Misra, Heino Ferch, Sam Reid, Supriya Pathak, Vinod Nagpal
Screenplay: Danis Tanovic, Andy Paterson
Cinematographer: Erol Zubcevic
Editor: Prerna Saigal
Sound: Anthony B J Ruban
Music: Pritam
Production Designer: Rachna Rastogi, K.K Muralidharan

Danis Tanovic was born in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and attended l’Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle in Brussels. His feature films include No Man’s Land (01), which won Best Screenplay at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; L’enfer (05) and Triage (09), both of which premiered at the Festival; and An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (13), which screened at the Festival and won the Silver Bear at Berlin. Tigers (14) is his latest film.

Crossing Bridges (PVR 3)

Sange Dorjee Thongdok’s Crossing Bridges is all set to release in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore on 29 August, via PVR Director’s Rare. It’s the first feature film ever to be made in Shertupken, a dialect and tribal community from Arunachal Pradesh. It previously showed at the Mumbai Film Festival and Dharamsala Film Festival where it was warmly received. Here’s the synopsis and trailer of the film:

Tashi, a man in his early thirties is forced to come back to his village in the remote northeast region of India after eight years when he loses his job in the city. As he stays in the village waiting for a new job in the city to go back to, he experiences the life and culture of his native place and his people, which he never paid attention to before. As he rediscovers love, friendship and his roots, when Tashi gets the news that he has found himself a new job in the city, he must decide whether to go away or stay back home for good.

 

You can read more about Crossing Bridges in these interviews with director Sange Dorjee Thongdok (here and here) and DOP Pooja Gupte.

 

 

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The 2014 edition of Toronto International Film Festival has added 2 more Indian films in its schedule.

Margarita, with a Straw directed by Shonali Bose will have its world premiere Contemporary World Cinema section.

From fest site – In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy (Kalki Koechlin, Dev.D, That Girl in Yellow Boots) leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.The programme presents the latest works of some of the most provocative and important voices in cinema from around the globe. Bose’s debut film Amu had also been screened at Toronto in 2005.

Cast, Credit and other details

Country: India
Year: 2014
Language: Hindi/English
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Runtime: 100 minutes
Rating: 14A
Producer: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar
Production Company: Ishan Talkies, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Jakhotia Group
Principal Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, William Moseley, Hussain Dalal
Screenplay: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar
Cinematographer: Anne Misawa
Editor: Monisha Baldawa
Sound: Resul Pookutty, Amrit Pritam
Music: Mikey McCleary, Prasoon Joshi
Production Designer: Somenath Pakre, Prasun Chakraborty

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The second film is Megha Ramaswamy’s Newborns. It’s part of the inaugural Short Cuts International programme.

From fest site – A hauntingly beautiful documentary that follows female survivors of acid attacks, who bravely defy the trauma and fear that will always accompany them.

Cast, Crew and Other Details

Country: India
Year: 2014
Language: Hindi
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Runtime: 8 minutes
Rating: STC

Producer: Anand Gandhi, Sohum Shah, Ruchi Bhimani
Production Company: Recyclewala Labs
Principal Cast: Laxmi, Nasreen, Sapna, Daya Kishan, Usha, Rupesh Tillu, Heena Agrawal
Screenplay: Megha Ramaswamy
Cinematographer: Satya Rai Nagpaul
Editor: Anand Gandhi, Rohit Pandey
Sound: Ajit Rathore, Aditya Jadav
Production Designer: Megha Ramaswamy

Trailer

The Festival will run from September 4 to 14, 2014.