Talwar’s Dharm to be screened at IFFI


MUMBAI: After a debut screening at the 60th Cannes International Film Festival 2007, director Bhavna Talwar’s movie Dharm has been selected for the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to start on 23 November in Goa.


IFFI aims at providing a common platform to filmmakers and cine-goers to enjoy internationally acclaimed films and to appreciate new trends and techniques being adopted by different countries.


Dharm has been selected to be screened in IFFI from 160 films. It will also be showcased at various International Festivals like the Cancun Film Festival, Mexico; Asian Film Festival of first films –Singapore; and the Palms Spring Festival, California.


Talwar said, “I’m overjoyed! Dharm being part of the Indian Panorama is a matter of tremendous pride. These are the showcase films of India and will travel to many festivals. Alarge and varied audiencewill get to see the film all over the world. While my film explores religious undercurrents in India, it also aims to spread the word that irrespective of where we come from, what religion we follow, Humanity is every individuals prime duty. In a world full of terror and violence, Dharm conveys a message of hope and shows to the world that all is not lost.”


Dharm, released in June this year, has Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak Kapur in the lead. The film is a story about a Hindu Pundit whose beliefs are questioned by the arrival of a little boy.