Cary Sawhney – The director of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival, Posted a very special video message as it showcases the 9th edition of festival with Independent and thought provoking cinema. It is one of the year’s big event and the largest for South Asian cinema in UK and Europe.
This year’s highlights include a sparkling opening night in Leicester Square with the red carpet world premiere of Love Sonia – a compelling story of two teenagers’ fight for freedom starring Freida Pinto, Demi Moore, Rajkummar Rao and Richa Chadda amongst others. Closing Night Gala is must-see Canadian family comedy called “Venus”
Female oriented films is the “Theme of the Festival” premiering the work of six women directors. UK Premiere of British filmmaker Sangeeta Datta’s gorgeous film Bird of Dusk, director Rima Das gives a Q&A with her uplifting mother daughter hit Village Rockstars. The innovative style of debut filmmaker Dar Gai’s Teen Aur Aadha breaks new ground and don’t miss the powerful Pakistani/ Norwegian drama What Will People Say by Iram Haq.
Another strong festival theme is Fathers & Sons, premiering dramas exploring masculinity and the enduring complexity of father and son relationships, including In The Shadows, a dark secret story, helmed by virtuoso actor Manoj Bajpayee, meanwhile raucous British comedy Eaten By Lions has an Asian lad searching for his dad.
True to the festival’s mission to screen films about real people’s journeys, dive into our Extra-Ordinary Lives strand with amazing documentaries, dramas and shorts, from across India’s far-flung regions. From Eastern India we showcase Nagaland music documentary Up Down & Sideways, from the South is Tamil drama My Son is Gay, North to Punjab we present road movie Mehsampur and from Bangladesh is Doob (No Bed of Roses) starring Irrfan Khan.
For the latest updates and additions to the programme checkout the festival website and book your tickets as soon as possible to guarantee you get the film you want.
LONDON 21 – 29 JUNE 2018
BIRMINGHAM 22 JUNE – 01 JULY 2018
MANCHESTER 29 JUNE – 01 JULY 2018
For more information visit Website : http://londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk/