Rani's AIYYA, Prakash Jha's CHAKRAVYUH in BFI London Film Fest
September 6, 2012 12:55:11 PM IST
By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
The 56th BFI London Film Festival has announced its 2012 programme that includes 9 films from India as part of a worldwide selection of 225 feature films and 111 shorts from more than 65 countries. Apart from the mainstream Bollywood films like CHAKRAVYUH by Prakash Jha, and Rani Mukherjee starrer AIYYAA by Sachin Kundalkar, the list includes films by debutant directors like Vasan Bala (PEDDLERS), and Anand Gandhi (SHIP OF THESEUS). Mira Nair's THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST that opened the Venice Film Festival to mixed reviews is also part of the programme. The festival will also screen MAHANAGAR (THE BIG CITY) a Satyajit Ray classic. The 56th BFI London Film Festival runs through October 10-21, 2012.
Here is the complete list of feature as well as short films from India in the BFI London Film Festival Programme.
AIYYA: Dir. Sachin Kundalkar
CHAKRAVYUH: Dir. Prakash Jha
MAHANAGAR (THE BIG CITY): Dir. Satyajit Ray - Archive collection
PEDDLERS (HALAHAL): Dir. Vasan Bala
SHIP OF THESEUS: Dir. Anand Gandhi
THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST: Dir. Mira Nair (Co-production with USA and Pakistan)
SAVE YOUR LEGS!: Dir. Boyd Hicklin (Co-production with Australia)
WITH YOU, WITHOUT YOU (OBA NATHUWA OBA EKKA): Dir. Prasanna Vithanage (Co-production with Sri Lanka)
I AM MICRO: Dir. Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia
(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets or BollywoodTrade.com. He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)