Thursday, July 18, 2013

4th edition of London Indian Film Festival begins on 19th July ,2013

The London Indian Film Festival returns to the BFI Southbank as part of its week-long celebration of cutting-edge new Indian independent cinema, at venues across London from 18-25 July. The programme for its fourth edition  include UK premieres, master classes by leading filmmakers and actors and live performance events. A carefully curated line up of quality films by some of the world's most pioneering and challenging filmmakers are included in the fest. Monsoon Shootout  directed by Amit Kumar and Bombay Talkies directed by Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and  Anurag Kashyap ,rare Masterclasses by two internationally acclaimed film personalities viz Adoor Gopalakrishnan , the auteur director and Irrfan Khan, the actor. London Indian Film Festival is also programmed to put Adoor Gopalakrishnan in the  online ‘ Ask an Expert ’ seat during one of the festival days. Only two filmmakers from India have won the BFI’s Sutherland Trophy for most original and imaginative film – Satyajit Ray and Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Adoor has won the International Film Critics Prize six times, and in 2002 the Smithsonian Institution honoured him with a complete retrospective of his work. Gopalakrishnan has also been awarded the most prestigious award in cinema by the Government of India, the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2004 .The film Elippathaayam (Rat Trap) won the Sutherland Award at the London Film Festival in 1982, the only Indian film to have won the coveted award after Satyajit Ray's win in 1959 for the World of Apu. Elippathaayam (Rat Trap)  will be screened on 24th July evening.

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