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The 24th edition of the biennial Europalia International Arts Festival in Europe will be dedicated to India to celebrate the centenary year of Indian cinema.
The festival will be held in several cities of Belgium and The Netherlands including Brussels, Antwerpen and Den Haag from October 4, 2013 – January 26, 2014.
Five of Kashyap’s films will be screened under the Anurag Kashyap Focus – Cinematek section: Ugly (2013), Black Friday (2004), Dev D (2009), Gulal (2009) and Gangs of Wasseypur I and II (2012). Besides, three films recommended by Kashyap will also be screened at the festival: Gurvinder Singh’s Anhey Ghorey Da Daan, Hansal Mehta’s Shahid and Satish Manwar’s Gabhricha Paus.
Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar and Jalsaghar will be presented as part of the Satyajit Ray Retrospective. Guru Dutt Retrospective will screen his films Baazi, Jaal, Baaz, Aar Paar, Mr. And Mrs. 55, Pyaasa, Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam and Kagaz Ke Phool.
London Indian Film Festival is a huge success with sold out shows, incredible films, amazing conversations after the screenings, and two outstanding masterclasses that have had audiences completely wowed! But they are not done yet, there are still four days to go and you still have a chance to see some fantastic films!
On Tuesday 23rd highlights include the prestigious Satyajit Ray Foundation’s Shorts Competition showcasing exciting new talent and the empowering film Josh which is Liff’s first ever selection from Pakistan and stars Urdu cinema superstars Aamina Sheikh and Mohib Mirza.
Wednesday 24th brings you a special Free screening of the moving, wryly funny and award winning docu-film Mapa, the enduring classic of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Elippathayam (Rat Trap) and further screenings of Pune 52 and The Good Road.
And finally our crescendo, on Thursday 25th we are privileged to bring you the Cannes hit Bombay Talkies – this »
- Stacey Yount
Legendary Indian film and documentary maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan attended an exclusive master-class at the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of this year’s London Indian Film Festival. Hosted by Derek Malcolm, the event reflected on the life and works of the great Malayalam director and screenwriter, who is a multiple National Award winner, a Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, as well as a recipient of the Padma Vibushan; India’s second highest civilian honour. Adoor is known for travelling to London on a rare basis, which made this event even more special for his fans and Indian film lovers alike.
Born in the South Indian city of Kerala in 1941, Adoor initially did not want to enter the Indian film industry and was working as a statistical investigator for the Government of India. He eventually embraced his passion for cinema and went onto study Screenplay Writing and Advanced Film Direction at the »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
On the 19th of July 2013, Adoor Gopalakrishnan will be speaking about his work at the London Indian Film Festival. Gopalakrishnan is a pioneer in the world of South Asian film. His first film in 1972, Swayamvaram, had revolutionised Malayalam Cinema. It was through this film that the new wave cinema movement had begun in Kerala. Having won sixteen international awards, Gopalakrishnan has also been awarded the most prestigious award available in cinema by the Government of India, the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2004.
Gopalakrishnan had given his first on stage performance at the young age of eight. He went on to study at the Gandhigram Rural Institute where he achieved a degree in Economics, Political Science and Public Administration. After working as a Government Officer, he decided to leave his job and study at the Pune Film Institute. He studied Film and Screenwriting. After that, he made history. He established the first »
- Aashi Gahlot
Yesterday we gave you an overview about the exciting London Indian Film Festival that is running from July 18th to the 24th. Today we thought we would give you the full list of films and events that will be featured at the Beyond Bollywood film festival!
The Graduate meets film noir in this sizzling tale of seduction and betrayal where a young man is seduced by a gorgeous cougar who leaves him entranced, that is until she farms him out to entertain her lady friends with dangerous consequences. The film’s steamy trailer drew millions of hits on YouTube and the eroticism of the film has drawn the ire of India’s moral police.
Mumbai’s spectacular homage to 100 years of »
- Stacey Yount
The centrepiece ‘In conversation’ on Saturday 20th July at the BFI Southbank, will be with Actor Irrfan Khan talking to award winning director of Senna, Asif Kapadia. Read Irrfan Khan to conduct Masterclass at London Indian Film Festival
Adoor Gopalakrishnan will conduct a Masterclass ‘Life in Pictures’ on July 19.
The winner of the annual Satyajit Ray short film competition will be announced at the end of the festival.
Complete list of films to be screened at London Indian Film Festival:
6 items from 2013