The Sydney Film Festival 2012, due to go underway from
6 to 17 June, will have a special focus on Indian cinema.
section will screen Anurag Kashyaps Gangs of Wasseypur
Part 1 and 2, Anand Patwardhans documentary Jai
Bhim Comrade, Musa Syeeds Valley of Saints, Umesh
Kulkarnis Deool and Sandip Rays documentary.
The Sound of Old Rooms.
Kashyap film will also participate in the official competition
of the festival. Anurag Kashyaps epic is
a thrilling, beautifully shot and extremely violent
journey tracing the feud between mining magnate and
politician Ramadhir Singh and the Khan family from colonial
to contemporary times, announces the festivals
Indian short film Unravel by Meghna Gupta will be
screened in the festivals section for shorts.
The film is about an Indian woman in the sleepy northern
town of Panipat who ponders the ways of the world
as she unravels unwanted clothes from the West recycling
them back into yarn.
Moodley, who had earlier programmed Durban International
Film Festival and held a special focus on the Independent
Cinema of India in its 32nd edition, is this year's