MUMBAI: The third annual London Indian Film Festival (LIFF), which will run from 20 June to 3 July, will open with Anurag Kashyap‘s action-packed ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur‘.
Based on true incidents, the film is a revenge story set in the dynamic socio-political milieu of erstwhile Bihar, Wasseypur, a town in the district of Dhanbad.
The festival will also screen a selection of cutting edge films from some of India‘s and the UK‘s hottest independent talents for the UK audiences. Remarked Festival Director Cary Rajinder Sawhney, "We aren‘t just showing Indian films for Indian audiences, but opening the door to the rich diversity of cinema in India today, to all audiences.
Some of these films are kicking out the old stereotypes of Indian cinema, while the best filmmakers are starting to be recognised on the world stage, where they belong. It‘s great to be premiering these cutting-edge new films in London during a year when the city is celebrating its cultural richness."
The LIFF also has films and events for a wide range of audiences and includes industry events at BAFTA, exploring Indian/UK co-production and specially commissioned music and performance pieces. For the first time, the festival is also teaming up with Tate Modern to present a rare showcase in Indian experimental film made in Bangalore.
The full programme of the London Indian Film Festival will be released on 21 May.