Veteran actress Zeenat Aman
will open the annual UK Asian Film Festival here on Wednesday evening. The festival will mark its 21st anniversary with screening of films and discussions revolving around the theme of revolution. Previously known as Tongues on Fire and London Asian Film Festival, the event is known to champion South Asian feminist films and support female artistes. This year, it also covers the #MeToo movement and the recent decriminalisation of gay sex in India.
The festival will see the world premieres of the works of several women filmmakers.?
Indian filmmaker Madhumita's "Kd" is about an 80-year-old man whose children want him dead to grab his wealth.?Nabamita's Bengali film Chegu is the story of a young boy who's inspired by the Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara.?Pakistani director Shazia Ali Khan
's Pinky Memsaab
depicts the lives of south Asians in Dubai.
Some of the films coming to