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.
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."
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.
years festival will also include world premieres
of two UK Asian films including Tooting Broadway on
22 June and the UK premiere of Srijit Mukherjis
Baishey Shrabon (Seventh August) on 3 July, the closing
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.