NDTV Lumiere & Alliance Francaise of Madras launch film festival


MUMBAI: NDTV Lumiere and Alliance Francaise of Madras will be launching a five day film festival called Experience Thrillers, which will show case the best in horror, suspense, mystery adventure and crime.

The film festival will be held at Alliance Francaise of Madras Auditorium in Chennai from 5 – 9 August with a different movie to be screened twice everyday at 7 pm and 9 pm. The Festival is free and open to all.

Experience Thrillers kicks off with The Orphanage – a spine chilling thriller and Spain’s official entry for the 2008 Academy Awards. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and produced by Guillermo Del Toro, this thriller stars Spanish actress Belèn Rueda and Geraldine Chaplin (the grand-daughter of Charlie Chaplin).

Some of the other movies that will be screened are The Page Turner, Crossed Tracks, King of the Hill and Shiver.

NDTV Lumiere business head Dhruvank Vaidya said, "Chennai has a very loyal and passionate audience for world cinema and we are delighted to bring Experience Thrillers to them. This film festival will showcase some of the best films in the thriller genre in world cinema. We are proud to partner with the Alliance Francaise of Madras for this festival and are happy that our sponsors- Roca and Ford are associating with this premium offering."

Tara Rhine from Alliance Francaise of Madras added, "After the extremely successful Louis Malle film festival with NDTV Lumiere last year, we are proud to host Experience Thrillers this year. The festival has some of the finest films from the NDTV Lumiere catalogue and we are sure that as last time, audiences in Chennai would relish this opportunity as well. We will continue collaborating with NDTV Lumiere for such film festivals on a regular basis."

The premiere of Experience Thrillers will be held on 4 August at the Alliance Francaise of Madras auditorium with a special screening of The Orphanage. The guest of honour for the evening is Shruti Haasan.