Busan : A total of thirteen films made by Indian filmmakers were selected for contemporary film sections at this year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). Arguably the best and most prestigious film festival of Asia, BIFF will be opened with a film from Kazakhstan The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time, organizers said on Wednesday (4 September).
Kazakhstani star actress Samal Yeslyamova, who won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival last year, stars in the film which is co-directed by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov (Kazakhstan) and Lisa Takeba (Japan). The prestigious and competitive festival showcases films made in the previous year – a reason why getting selected for screening at BIFF is considered very tough.
As per schedules and selections announced yesterday, the rich package from India at different sections of feature length films of the South Korean mega event that runs from October 3 to 12, 2019, will have veteran director Goutam Ghose’s recent film The Wayfarers. Almost all the films will be having either World Premiere or Asian Premiere at the 24th editon of BIFF this year.
Other films from India are Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu, Gurvinder Singh’s Bitter Chestnut, Suman Ghosh’s Aadhaa, Alankrita Shrivastava’s Dolly Kitty and Those Twinkling Stars, Pradip Kurbah’s Iewduh, Tannishtha Chatterjee’s Roam Rome Mein, Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink, Leena Manimekalai’s Maadathy, An Unfairy Tale, Vijay Jayapal’s Nirvana Inn, Kislay Kislay’s Just Like That, Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy’s 99 Songs, and Gitanjali Rao’s animation feature Bombay Rose.