Magazine article Screen International

Mumbai Film Festival Unveils Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Mumbai Film Festival Unveils Line-Up

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The Mumbai Film Festival (October 29 - November 5) has announced the line-up for this year's edition, which will open with Hansal Mehta's Aligarh, while Claude Lelouch's One Plus One will close the eight-day event.

As previously leaked on social media, Selma director Ava DuVernay will head the jury for the International Competition for debut filmmakers, which includes titles such as Bi Gan's Kaili Blues, Chloe Zhao's Songs My Brother Taught Me, Raam Reddy's Thithi and Jayro Bustamante's Ixcanul Volcano.

Titles selected for the India Gold competition include Gurvinder Singh's The Fourth Direction, Ruchika Oberoi's Island City, Prashant Nair's Umrika and Shlok Sharma's Haraamkhor.

The festival is also launching several new sidebars including 'Half Ticket' for children's' films; 'The India Story', showcasing India's regional (non-Hindi) cinema; and After Dark, which will screen a selection of genre films curated by Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival artistic director Thomas Jongsuk Nam. …

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