Magazine article Screen International

John Madden to Head Mumbai Film Festival Jury

Magazine article Screen International

John Madden to Head Mumbai Film Festival Jury

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Best Exotic Marigold Hotel director will head the jury for the international competition.

John Madden

UK filmmaker John Madden, whose credits include the India-set Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films, will head the jury for the International Competition at this year’s Mumbai Film Festival (October 12-18).

The jury also includes Hong Kong-American actress Celina Jade, who recently starred in record-breaking Chinese mega-hit Wolf Warrior 2; Mexican cinematographer Alexis Zabe, Indian actress-director Konkona Sensharma and Argentinean filmmaker Santiago Mitre.

The International Competition for first-time directors includes films such as Japanese director Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy!, which premeired in Cannes Critics Week this year; UK director Daniel Kokotajlo’s English and Urdu-language Apostasy; Colombian filmmaker Samir Oliveros’ Creole-language Bad Lucky Goat; and Xhosa-language The Wound, from South Africa’s John Trengove.

Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s The Brawler (Mukkabaaz), which recently played in Toronto, will open the festival at Mumbai’s iconic Liberty Cinema on October 12. …

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