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.