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Rahul Bose in MFF jury headed by 'HITCH' helmer Andy Tennant
September 26, 2012 11:41:54 AM IST By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
The 14th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) and sponsored by Reliance Entertainment and American Express, has announced its panels of jury for various competitive sections.
It's most important section the International Competition of First Films will have an international jury headed by the well-known Hollywood director Andy Tennant, the creator of highly successful Will Smith, Eva Mendes and Kevin James starrer HITCH, the film that 'inspired' David Dhawan to make Salman-Katrina-Govinda starrer PARTNER. The other films in his filmography are FOOL'S GOLD, SWEET HOME ALBAMA, and ANNA & THE KING. The well-known Korean director Im Sang-soo whose film TASTE OF MONEY, a Cannes competition selection, is in the World Cinema section of MFF will also join Tennant. Sang-soo's other films are THE HOUSEMAID, and GOOD LAWYER'S WIFE. The other members of this jury are Indian actor and film-star Rahul Bose, a well-known film editor with 50 films to his credit Pascale Chavance, and the Brazilian director and screen-writer Sergio Machado whose film CIDADE BAIXA was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
The India Gold 2012 Competition Jury will be headed by the producer of the STAR WARS franchise Gary Kurtz who will be joined by Christian Jeune of Cannes Film Festival, the acclaimed cinematographer Declan Quinn (THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, VANITY FAIR etc.), Geoffrey Gilmore, the Chief Creative Officer at Tribeca, and Julia Leigh, Australian writer and filmmaker.