Magazine article Screen International

Dubai Fest to Mark Indian Cinema Centenary

Magazine article Screen International

Dubai Fest to Mark Indian Cinema Centenary

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The Dubai International Film Festival's 'Celebration of India' will mark 100 years of cinema from the region.

The 9th DIFF, which runs from Dec 9-16, will include world premieres of Joy Mathew's Shutter and Kaushik Ganguly's Sound as part of the special programme of Indian films.

The programme will also include films from the festival circuit such as Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely, Rajan Khosa's Gattu, Sourav Sarangi's Char... The No-Man's Island and Anand Gandhi's Ship of Theseus.

Nashen Moodley, DIFF's director of Asia Africa Programmes, said: "To commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema, we have selected a collection of unique films that reflect the richness, flavor and essence of Indian filmmaking."

On the 150th anniversary of the birth of celebrated cultural icon Rabindranath Tagore, poet and film-maker Buddhadeb Dasgupta pays homage with 13 short films based on 13 of his poems.

Quartet 1 is a set of four of those 13 films: The Flutist, The Pond, The Dark Maiden and The Station. …

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