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30 films to be featured in Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

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The Indian Film Festival (IIFLA) will take place April 6-10 and return to its home at ArcLight Hollywood. Over 30 filmmakers will travel to Los Angeles to present their films, interact with audiences and participate in industry meetings. The festival’s presenting sponsor is Zee Cinema.

IFFLA is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally. This year’s program features award-winning prestige titles from the festival circuit and more women filmmakers than ever before.

Opening the festival is the ensemble powerhouse “Angry Indian Goddesses,” directed by Pan Nalin. Anu Menon’s poignant “Waiting,” starring Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin, closes the festival on April 10.

Highlights include Hansal Mehta’s critically acclaimed and socially relevant “Aligarh,” Deepa Mehta’s gangster drama “Beeba Boys,” Sundance Film Festival’s sex comedy “Brahman Naman,” the world premiere of radical and hilarious “CRD” by Kranti Kanade; Rinku Kalsy’s documentary “For the Love of the Man,” on South Indian superstar Rajinikanth’s fans; Ruchika Oberoi’s genre-bending “Island City,” Neeraj Ghaywan’s directorial debut “Masaan,” which took home two awards at the 60th Cannes International Film Festival; Leena Yadav’s “Parched,” a story of four women in patriarchal culture; Prashant Nair’s Sundance winner “Umrika,” and “Visaraanai,” the Tamil gripping tale of the tentacles of systemic corruption in rural India.

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  • Annesha Das Gupta

    It is really great to see that films like Aligarh and Angry Indian Goddesses will be featured. A fresh breath of cine magic in the insidiously congested world of make-believe and glitz.

  • Shriya Katoch

    This a matter of enormous pride for India .

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  • Annesha Das Gupta

    It is really great to see that films like Aligarh and Angry Indian Goddesses will be featured. A fresh breath of cine magic in the insidiously congested world of make-believe and glitz.

  • Shriya Katoch

    This a matter of enormous pride for India .

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Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali To Attend Indian Film Festival 2020 in Los Angeles

Imtiaz's intuitive work with actors and independent spirit are a natural fit for IFFLA

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"Imtiaz's intuitive work with actors and independent spirit are a natural fit for IFFLA," Christina Marouda, IFFLA's Executive Director said. Wikimedia Commons

The 18th edition of Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is all set to kick-start from April 1 to April 5, and audience will get to witness the insightful discussions between the renowned filmmakers Imtiaz Ali and Anurag Kashyap at the five-day gala.

The festival will open with ‘An Evening with Imtiaz Ali’. He will be joined onstage by Kashyap to discuss the scope and influence of Imtiaz’s career. The session will be followed by the screening of Imtiaz’s hit movie “Highway”.

“We are thrilled to open this year’s festival with an insightful and unfiltered conversation with Imtiaz Ali, moderated by longtime friend of IFFLA Anurag Kashyap.

“Imtiaz’s intuitive work with actors and independent spirit are a natural fit for IFFLA,” Christina Marouda, IFFLA’s Executive Director said.

Imtiaz Ali
The 18th edition of Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is all set to kick-start from April 1 to April 5, and audience will get to witness the insightful discussions between the renowned filmmakers Imtiaz Ali and Anurag Kashyap at the five-day gala. Wikimedia Commons

IFFLA’s closing night will see the Los Angeles premiere of “The MisEducation of Bindu”, a delightful coming-of-age tale set in the American suburbs about a bright young Indian girl who resolves to test out of her high school, but must turn to the students who constantly torment her to raise the money for the test fee.

Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi’s sci-fi fantasy “Cargo” and Konkana Sen Sharma’s “Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” will be among many others to enthrall the audience.

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“After SXSW, Austin, I am excited to show this film to another set of people. This film is a passion project and with every viewing for a new audience, I see the love for it quadrupling . I am looking forward to taking the film to LA and discussing it with cinephiles there,” Arati Kadav, who directed “Cargo”, happily expressed. (IANS)