Mumbai Film Festival to celebrate Cannes Critics Week & National Award winning debut films

Mumbai: The 13th Mumbai Film Festival announced a section to celebrate 50 Years of Cannes Critics Week along with National Award winning debut features.

Showcasing the best of the Cannes Critics Week and the National Award winning films, the 13th Mumbai Film Festival will recreate the silver screen cinematic magic of award winning films. Some of the classics to be screened include Valeria Gaii Guermanika’s Everybody Dies But Me, Ken Loach’s Kes, Jerzy Skolimowski’s Walkover.

The Indian National Film Award winning films to be screened in this section include Adoor Gopalakirshnan’s Swayamvaram, Shyam Benegal’s Ankur and Girish Kasaravalli’s Ghatasraddha.

Mumbai Film Festival director Srinivasan Naryanan says, “By juxtaposing the Cannes Critics Week award winning films along with the Indian debut features which won National Film Awards, we are trying to create an analytical study of the films that have created trends abroad and in India, the narrative structure and the technical aspects which went into the making of these path breaking films.”  

The Mumbai Film Festival will invite directors of the selected films. “It will be a treat for cinema connoisseurs to be able to interact with these  legends. We are happy to be paying this tribute to these masters,” adds Narayanan.

The 13th Mumbai Film Festival will be held from 13 to 20 October, 2011.