Magazine article Screen International

SOLD to Open 12th Annual IFFLA

Magazine article Screen International

SOLD to Open 12th Annual IFFLA

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Jeffrey D Brown's child trafficking film will open the 12th Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles (IFFLA), while Jasmine Jaisinghani has been appointed the festival's first artistic director.

IFFLA founder and chair of the board Christina Marouda made the announcements. Jaisinghani arrives from AFI FEST, where she served as the cultural and industry relations director and headed guest services.

Emma Thompson served as executive producer on SOLD and Gillian Anderson, David Arquette and Seema Biswas star in the adaptation of Patricia McCormick's fact-based book.

"Because of SOLD's marvelous script and courageous and brilliant cast it is a story that we can all watch, so that we may understand the processes of slavery in modern India and feel able to act without feeling the kind of rage and hopelessness that gets in the way of doing anything," said Thompson (pictured in conversation during the awards season. …

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