In it’s 12th year, all eyes are on Florence, Italy, for Bollywood and Indian cinema lovers, as the River to River festival opened with a big bang. The only festival in Italy totally devoted to films from and about India, this year’s festival is running from 7 to 13 December 2012 and in a new highlight the festival will also visit Rome for two days. This year’s special guest and honoree was the esteemed Amitabh Bachchan
. Mr. Bachchan, along with the fabulous Indian director Anurag Kashyap
joined the festival director, Selvaggia Velo, a resident of Florence, who has passionately put together a very interesting line-up, for 2012, to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.
Talking about the process of how she chooses films Ms. Velo explained in an earlier interview, “I started in India in Bombay in February and March, and then at the Cannes Film Festival and then again in June in India,