14th Mumbai Film Festival

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1.
7 Days in Havana (2012)
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A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba. (129 mins.)
“ Section - World Cinema ” - akishaha
 
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Oass (2012)
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Eyes forward, Kiku hurtles down the street. A swish of glittering purple from the corner of her eye tells her that Madam is not far behind... (105 mins.)
Director: Abhinav Tiwari
“ Section - New Faces in India Cinema ” - akishaha
 
3.
Filmistaan (2012)
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In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wanna-be-actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a heart-throb star... (117 mins.)
Director: Nitin Kakkar
 
4.
Miss Lovely (2012)
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A Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry. Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s. (113 mins.)
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia
 
5.
Shahid (2012)
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The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice. (129 mins.)
Director: Hansal Mehta
 
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Holy Motors (2012)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
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Antiviral (2012)
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In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery. (108 mins.)
 
8.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
9.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
 
10.
Like Someone in Love (2012)
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In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days. (109 mins.)
 
11.
Reality (2012)
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Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. (116 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
12.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
 
13.
A Royal Affair (2012)
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A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
 
14.
On the Road (2012)
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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
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Beyond the Hills (2012)
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The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. (150 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
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The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
 
17.
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
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Siblings Rahima and Nedim are the Bosnian war orphans. She works as a restaurant chef and earns just enough money to survive. (90 mins.)
Director: Aida Begic
 
18.
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)
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From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
19.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
20.
Cosmopolis (2012)
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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. (109 mins.)
 
21.
In Another Country (2012)
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A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort. (89 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
22.
Renoir (2012)
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Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste... (111 mins.)
Director: Gilles Bourdos
 
23.
Me and You (2012)
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An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement. (103 mins.)
 
24.
The Bay (2012)
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Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs. (84 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
25.
Snow White (2012)
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A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. (104 mins.)
Director: Pablo Berger
 
26.
Celluloid Man (2012 Documentary)
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This is the story of Mr P.K.Nair, a man who talks,eats,dreams and sleeps cinema. Lovingly known as Henri Langlois of India, Nair Sahab (P.K.Nair) is the man behind archiving of many films in India. (164 mins.)
 
27.
Augustine (2012)
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A look at the relationship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, a kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure. (102 mins.)
Director: Alice Winocour
 
28.
Ship of Theseus (2012)
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Explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker. (140 mins.)
Director: Anand Gandhi
 
29.
Valley of Saints (2012)
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War and poverty force Gulzar, a young tourist boatman, to run away from Kashmir with his best friend... (82 mins.)
Director: Musa Syeed
 
30.
Kauwboy (2012)
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A young boy and his father have a difficult relationship, but are trying to reach each other. They need a catalyst to make that happen. (81 mins.)
Director: Boudewijn Koole
 
31.
Electrick Children (2012)
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Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby. (96 mins.)
Director: Rebecca Thomas
 
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Sharqiya (2012)
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Nobody really respects Camel Najer, the young Bedouin who works as a security guard at the central bus station... (85 mins.)
Director: Ami Livne
 
33.
Shameless (2012)
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After returning home, Tadek discovers Anna has had an affair with a married man. (81 mins.)
 
34.
Aquí y allá (2012)
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"AQUÍ": Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US... (110 mins.)
 
35.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
36.
The Taste of Money (2012)
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Newly-hired gofer Young-Jak Joo becomes a key pawn in a powerful South Korean corporate-crime family obsessed with sex... (115 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Im
 
37.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. (91 mins.)
Director: Alison Klayman
 
38.
Teddy Bear (2012)
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Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love. (92 mins.)
Director: Mads Matthiesen