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Indian films in plenty at Dubai fest

MUMBAI: A host of movies from different and diverse nooks and corners of India will be screened at the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) to be held between 12 to 19 December.


Films from different genres like drama, comedy, documentaries, features and short films from Mumbai, Kerala, West Bengal and Kashmir have been included in the seventh edition of the festival.


“This year, we have films from Kashmir, a part of the subcontinent with hardly any local film industry, and we also have examples of superbly sophisticated filmmaking and cutting-edge films with all-Indian star casts,” said DIFF consultant for the subcontinent programme Dorothee Wenner in a press statement. 


Among the films to be showcased are filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen‘s Bengali project Iti Mrinalini and veteran director Shyamaprasad‘s Malayalam film Elektra. Two films highlighting Kashmir will also be showcased. While one is an Urdu feature film Harud (Autumn), the second is Ashvin Kumar‘s Inshallah, Football.


Ekta Kapoor‘s Shor will be screened. Also lined up is Khule Darwaaze, a short film by Ashish Pande.


Additional selections from India will be announced in the coming weeks, according to Wenner.
 

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