The 49th International The India Film Festival (IFFI), which will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28, will feature 212 films from more than 68 countries, reflecting diversity. Israel will be the country of focus in the show, where there will be a retrospective section of Ingmar Bergman, marking 100 years of the birth of the filmmaker.
The International Competition section of the IFFI this year has 15 films, of which 3 are Indian. The competition section represents the films produced and co-produced by 22 countries, according to a statement of GDP.
The Kaleidoscope Festival section features 20 internationally renowned critical films that have been to major film festivals and most of them are multiple prize winners, while the World Panorama segment has 67 films that are specially preserved for the festival. It includes 4 world premieres, 2 international stars, 15 stars in Asia and 60 premieres in India.
In addition, this year the Panorama Mundial section presents 15 films that are Oscar presentations of respective countries.
The retrospective section of Bergman will be trained by seven of his best career films. A Bergman documentary titled "Bergman Island", which features the master behind the camera, is one of the films.
The retrospective of the films of the recipient of the most prestigious film award in the Country, the Dadasaheb Phalke Prize appears in IFFI. This year, actor Vinod Khanna received the posthumous prize. IFFI will showcase some of its best films, including "Achanak", "Lekin" and "Amar Akbar Anthony".
IFFI will be opened with the world premiere of "The Aspern Papers", which tells a story of obsession, greatness lost and Byronic's dreams of adventures. His starred cast, including actors Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joely Richardson, Julia Robins, Morgane Polanski and Nicolas Hau, as well as director Julien Landais will be part of the delegation at the gala.
As for the focus country package, ten films were selected in collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai for the focus package in the country. The famous celebrities of Israel, including the famous Israeli actor Alon Aboutboul, will be special guests. Dan Wolman of Israel will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award.
A state focus section was proposed for the 49th IFFI, 2018 and Jharkhand is the chosen one at this time. The films in the Jharkhand package include titles such as "Death in the Gunj", "Ranchi Diaries" and "Begum Jaan".
The jury of international competition is made up of John Irvin, Adrian Sitaru, Polish director Robert Glinski, Anna Ferraioli Ravel and Indian Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
The Indian Panorama section will have 26 resources and 21 Indians not selected by the jury. Shaji N. Karun's "Olu" will be the opening feature of the segment, while "Kharvas", directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale, will be the inaugural film of the Indian Panorama 2018.
At the IFFI this time, the "Tributes" section will be awarded to Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi, M. Karunanidhi and Kalpana Lajmi from India, and Terence Marsh, Milos Forman and Anne V Coates from the foreign world.
The class of masterclasses and In-conversation will feature famous characters like Prasoon Joshi, Dan Wolman, Sreekar Prasad, Anil Kapoor, Sumit Israni, Boney Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Jahnvi Kapoor, David Dhawan, Varun Dhawan, Rohit Dhawan, Jairaj, Kaushik Ganguly , Shaji N. Karun, Srijit Mukhrjee, Sridhar and Sriram Raghavan, Meghna Gulzar, Leena Yadav and Gauri Shinde.
When doing the count of inclusions, there will be a special package for children with visual impairments with projections that will have the audio description. "Sholay" and "Hichki" will appear in this section.
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