YRF’s New York to open Cairo International Film Festival


MUMBAI: After its screening at the Pusan International Film Festival in October this year, Yash Raj Films’ New York has now been selected as the opening film at the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), 2009. The film has also been selected for the ‘in competition’ section at the festival.

This year the CIFF will acknowledge its honored tradition and welcome the new generation of filmmakers from India by honoring Indian cinema. The festival will be held from 10 – 20 November in Cairo and will be attended by Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu and Tom Berenger amongst others.

Directed by Kabir Khan, produced by Aditya Chopra and starring John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Irrfan Khan, New York released worldwide in June this year.

Kabir Khan will address the audience and media after New York’s opening night screening at the festival.