MFF to have five world premieres

MUMBAI:Starting 21 October, the 12th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) will feature the world premiere of five films - three from India and one each from Denmark and France.

While the Indian films are Biju Kumar‘s The Way Home, Sudhish Kamath‘s Good Night Good Morning and debutant K.M Kamal‘s Alif, the Danish film Abobe the Street Below the Water and French documentary Next Year in Mumbai will sum up the foreign films that will premiere at the MFF.

Florida Road from South Africa and Sound of Mumbai: A Musical will follow suit with their Asian premieres at the event.

Over 200 films from 58 countries will be screened during the festival that will conclude on 28 October.

The world‘s top 25 film distributing companies will also be attending the gala. Over 20 Indian films will be screened at the fest under various segments. Some of these include Aamir Bashir‘s directorial debut Harud, Aparna Sen‘s Iti Mrinalini, Girish Kasarvalli‘s Kanasemba Kudureyaneri, Nil Madhab Panda‘s I Am Kalam, Anjan Dutt‘s BBD and debutant director Vinay Shukla‘s Mirch.

The venues of the festival are Chandan Cinema (Juhu) and the adjacent five screens of PVR Juhu, which will function as the Main Festival Complex along with two screens of Metro Big Cinemas (Marine Lines) and one screen of R City (Ghatkopar). Organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), MFF is a Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd (RBEL) initiative.

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