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Third London Indian Film Fest from 20 June

MUMBAI: The London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) is set to return for the third year from 20 June to 3 July. The two-week event will screen Bollywood as well as regional and alternative cinema from India.


"The festival brings to UK audiences a selection of cutting edge films from some of India‘s hottest independent talents," said a LIFF statement. "Going way beyond Bollywood, these are films that challenge, shock, generate debate and present a more realistic view of India today in all its colour and diversity."


Anurag Kashyap‘s Gangs of Wasseypur will have its premiere on the opening night. The film centres around warring mafia clans clashing for power and passion in the steel belt towns of Bihar in Northern India.


This year’s festival will also include world premieres of two UK Asian films including Tooting Broadway on 22 June and the UK premiere of Srijit Mukherji’s Baishey Shrabon (Seventh August) on 3 July, the closing day.


The Satyajit Ray Foundation has joined the Festival with a ‘Short Film’ competition in which the winning filmmaker will receive a ?1,000 award on 3 July.

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