MUMBAI: Director Paresh Mokashi’s debut film, Harishchchandrachi Factory will be the opening film at the second edition of the Phuket Film Festival which runs 4 – 13 June at Phuket, Thailand . Director Mokashi will be attending the festival.
Harishchchandrachi Factory was India’s entry to the 2010 Oscars in the Foreign Language Film category.
The light hearted film depicts the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema, while making India’s first feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913.
"We’re honoring India not only as their cinema industry turns 100 years old but because of the close relationship between Indian filmmakers and Thailand," said AMW International Co. Ltd. organizers of the Phuket Film Festival managing director Scott Rosenberg.
Film Festival movies will be shown at the Coliseum Cineplex in Phuket Town while a Meet the Directors series will be held at an open air theater just now under construction at Cape Yamu.