Chinese film 11 Flowers to open Third Eye fest

MUMBAI: The 10th edition of the Third Eye Film Festival will open with the screening of the Chinese film 11 Flowers directed by Xioshuai Wang at the Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai on 22 December.

While Iranian director Asghar Farahadi‘s A Sepration will be the centre piece of the festival, Ketan Mehta‘s yet unreleased film, Rang Rasiya will be the closing film.

This year‘s festival is to be dedicated to the fond memories of star-filmmaker Dev Anand. As a tribute to him, his memorable film Guide will be screened during the festival.

The festival will commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. As a part of the commemoration, a film each of the FTII‘s six alumni, who have made India proud by their respective work, will be screened. The six celebrated alumni are Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Girish Kasaravalli, Vikas Desai, Jahnu Barua, Ketan Mehta and Shaji Karun.

The festival will also commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore by screening seven Bengali films made on his published stories by Satyajit Ray (Charulata and Teen Kanya), Tapan Sinha (Kabuliwala, Kshudito Pashan and Atithi) and Rituparno Ghosh (Choker Bali and Nauka Dubi).

On the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary this year, the Festival will pay homage to Ashok Kumar. On the occasion, BR Chopra‘s Gumrah, rated as one of his best starrers will be screened.

Organised by Asian Film Foundation in collaboration with PL Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy and supported by the state government of Maharashtra, the Festival will showcase 84 select feature films and 45 short fiction films from filmmaking countries across the Asian continent.

All the films will be screened at the two theatres in the Ravindra Natya Mandir complex from 10 am to 8.30 pm.

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