NDTV Lumičre participates in Osian’s Cinefan film festival


Mumbai: NDTV Lumičre is participating in Osian’s Cinefan film festival by showcasing thirteen of its films from 10-20 July. Among these films are gems like Three Monkeys which won Nuri Bilge Ceylan the Best Director award at Festival de Cannes; The Secret of the Grain which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2007 Venice Film Festival and the Academy award winning Thousand Years of Good Prayers.

These films will also be presented to the Indian audiences in the coming months across multiple platforms ranging from theatrical releases to home video and television.

These critically acclaimed contemporary films are:

Title                      Director                                        Section                                    Schedule     

The Chaos    Youssef Chahine & Khaled Youssef    Normal viewing                   July 10 – 9.45 p.m.

Paloma Delight    Nadir Mokneche    Normal viewing                                            July 12 – 2.30 p.m.

Thousand Years of Good Prayers    Wayne Wang    Cross Cultural Encounters     July 12 – 9.45 p.m.

Jellyfish    Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen    First Feature Competition                                July 13 – 10 a.m

Ulzhan    Volker Schlondorff                                 Cross Cultural Encounters                July 13 – 1.00 p.m.

Blind Mountain    Li Yang                                                                             July 13 – 1 p.m.

Wonderful Town    Aditya Assarat    Asian and Arab Competition                              July 15 –  3.45 p.m.

Three Monkeys    Nuri Bilge Ceylan    Asian and Arab Competition                             July 15 – 6.30 p.m.

Salt of The Sea    Annemarie Jacir    Asian and Arab Competition                            July 16 – 9.30 p.m.

Breath    Kim Ki-duk    Ten Commandments                                        July 17 – 2:30 a.m.

Under the Bombs    Philippe Aracntingi    In-Tolerance Competiton                           July 18 – 3.45 p.m.

Secret of the Grain    Abdellatif Kechiche     Frescoes                                      July 18 – 7.30 p.m.

8  1/2    Frederico Fellini    Normal viewing                                                   July 19 – 10 a.m.

NDTV Imagine new ventures senior vice president Dhruvank Vaidya said, "It is our pleasure to associate with Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival and further expand the World Cinema movement in India. This handpicked selection from the NDTV Lumiere collection is an exclusive opportunity for the audiences at Cinefan to savour some of our films like Three Monkeys which will be shown to audiences within two months of its win at Cannes."

"Film festivals and film clubs have a crucial role to play in expanding the world cinema movement in India. NDTV Lumiere is currently associated with several film societies in Mumbai like Prabhat Chitra Mandal and will continue to work closely with other film clubs and societies across the country," he further added.