Ang Lee to be part of 11-day long IFFI

MUMBAI: Hollywood director Ang Lee would be one of the main attractions of the ongoing IFFI, according to senior officials of Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) that is one of the two organisers of the 11-day event.

There will be a total of 47 films in Indian Panorama out of which 26 will be features. Anant Mahadevan‘s Mee Sindhutai Sapkal will be the opening film. In the non-feature film category, the opening film would be Leaving Home, a film based on the musical band Indian Ocean. The band will also perform at the festival.

Debutante director Anusha Rizvi‘s critically acclaimed film and India‘s official entry to the 83rd Academy Awards,[Peepli Live] will have a special screening at the festival.

Films of two recent Dada Saheb Phalke winners, VK.Murthy and D Ramanaidu, will be screened in the Master Stroke section.

Important films of Motilal, Nadia, Ashok Kumar and Raja Paranjpe would be screened as part of ‘centenary tributes‘.

This edition, being held up to 2 December, will also commemorate the golden jubilee of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

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