Vinay Pathak's Dasvidaniya to grace Cottbus Film Festival

MUMBAI: Co-producer and lead actor Vinay Pathak‘s last venture Dasvidaniya has been selected to be screened at The Film Festival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, in its 20th Anniversary Celebration from 2 to 7 November.

The festival has also extended the invitation to Pathak to visit the festival as a guest as well. Both Shah and Pathak leave for Cottbus on 3 November.

Being scheduled this year‘s focus titled ‘Global East‘, dedicated to the influence of Eastern Europe on contemporary international cinema, the film has received an unique opportunity to be screened as an Indian film production for the very first time in the 20th edition of the Cottbus film festival that is otherwise devoted to Eastern European cinema.

The director of the film, Shashant Shah, has been invited to be a member of the International Festival Jury 2010. The five-member jury, all prominent film professionals from various countries and backgrounds, will have to evaluate 10 films to be screened in the competition section of feature films representing the cream of East European talent today.

All films will be shown in their Original language (with English subtitles, or in exceptional cases simultaneously translated into English).

The festival will be thrown open by the Prime Minister of the State of Brandenburg and Germany‘s minister for culture on 2 November in the presence of the guest, the Honorary President of Cottbus film festival, Oscar-winner István Szabó of Hungary.

The closing and award giving ceremony will take place on 6 November.

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