London Indian Film Festival at BFI SOUTHBANK

Coming up this month is the 5th London Indian Film Festival 2014, which runs from 10 – 17 July. Two Film Premieres with Q&As, One Masterclass and One Screen Talk would be conducted in the BFI Southbank.

The London Indian Film Festival is the best platform for showcasing the best films from the Southeast Asian countries. In its 5th year, it has seen a growth in its audience, and with the presence of Film Directors and Actors, it attracts even a much larger number of film goers.

SANTOSH SIVAN MASTERCLASS

Jul 11, 2014 6:30 PM

Cinematographer Santosh Sivan

Cinematographer Santosh Sivan

The Festival will start off with a Masterclass with India’s most well-known Cinematographer Santosh Sivan at the BFI Southbank. He is a Founding Member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers and is also the first one to be honoured with American Society of Cinematographers. His most notable films for which he’s worked are Dil Se (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Asoka (2001) to name a few, including Bride and Prejudice(2004) and The Mistress of Spices (2005) which are his international projects.

QISSA: THE TALE OF A LONELY GHOST (2014). UK PREMIERE

Jul 12, 2014 8:10 PM

Irrfan Khan in 'Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost.'

Irrfan Khan in ‘Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost.’

Directed by Anup singh and Starring Irrfan Khan, this film will have its UK Premiere at the BFI Southbank. This film tells the story of a Sikh man, who after leaving his homeland during the partition, longs to have a son as his support. But, after having his fourth daughter, he hides her true identity and portrays her as his son. Also starring is  Tillotama Shome as the ‘son’.

FILM REVIEW: QISSA: THE TALE OF A LONELY GHOST (2013). LONDON INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL AT THE BFI

 

APUR PANCHALI (APU’S SONG) (2014). UK PREMIERE

Jul 13, 2014 3:00 PM

apur panchali

This film is based on a classical character ‘Apu’ created by the Legendary film Drector Satyajit Ray in his Apu trilogy, originally played by real-life actor Subir Banarjee. A young film student goes out in search of the man who played the character of Apu to give him the news that he’s being honoured in a Film Festival after 58 years. Instead, he finds a man whose life has turned tragic the same way as it was of Apu, the role which he played.

Director Kaushik Ganguly will join for a Q&A hosted by Sangeeta Datta.

FARHAN AKTHAR SCREEN TALK

Jul 16, 2014 6:20 PM

Farhan Akthar

Farhan Akthar

Farhan Akthar, the son of the Legendary Writer and Lyricist Javed Akhtar, and Screenwriter, Actor and Director Honey Irani will have a Screen Talk at the BFI Southbank. He himself is a Director, Producer, Actor, Singer, Screenwriter, Lyricist and Television Host. His film Dil Chahta Hai, which was his Directorial Debut, brought many changes in the art of filmmaking in Bollywood. The fims Bride and Prejudice was his Lyric Writing Debut, and Rock On! Was his acting and Singing Debut. His latest role as Milkha in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, has pocketed many major Indian awards for him.

FARHAN AKHTAR, A SCREEN TALK IN THE LONDON INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL AT BFI

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