MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures’ Delhi-6 and Dev.D will be screened at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in the Out of Competition section.
Organized by La Biennale di Venezia, the Festival will be held on the Venice Lido from 2 – 12 September 2009. The Festival has the official recognition of the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations). A maximum of six Out of Competition films will be screened under this section at the Festival, the aim of which is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance.
UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur said, "The Venice festival is one of the most acclaimed film festivals in the world and it is indisputably acknowledged as the artistic pinnacle for a film to be screened here. Receiving a platform there for not one but two of our films is a rare honor. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (for Delhi-6) and Anurag Kashyap (for Dev.D) are two of India’s most talented directors and we are honoured to have collaborated with them to create these great films."