Mira Nair to showcase The Namesake at Rome Film Fest

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Mumbai: Mira Nair to showcase The Namesake at Rome Film Fest Indian film director Mira Nair will be showcasing her most recent work at the first ever Rome Film Festival being held this year. Nair’s film The Namesake is the third major production in the premiere of the film festival that is scheduled to take place from 13 – 21 October, according to a BBC report.

Starring Kal Penn, Irfan Khan and Tabu, the movie is based on Pulitzer prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s book by the same name. It revolves around the difficulties faced by an Indian family when they move from Calcutta to New York.

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works being showcased at the festival will be Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman’s movie The Fur, and Italian star Monica Bellucci’s N: Napoleon and Me.