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Sparrow to open 10th Osian's-Cinefan Festival

NEW DELHI: The 10th Osian‘s-Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema, which begins on 10 July, will open with the Hong Kong film Sparrow while it will close with India‘s Mumbai Cutting.

The festival is being held at Siri Fort complex and Alliance Francaise in New Delhi and will end on 20 July.


Directed by Johnny To, Sparrow stars Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Ka Tung Lam, Hoi-Pang Lo and Kenneth Cheung.


Sparrow, a slang in local Hong Kong street language for pickpocket, is about a "beautiful" woman and three professional pickpockets coming together in search of an elusive key. The film will be screened on 11 July at Siri Fort, Delhi.


“Like a sparrow, the camera swerves through the forgotten alleyways and old buildings intent to reveal something new…..For me, film has always been a medium that documents a specific place and time. Sparrow is an embodiment of that spirit," said Johnnie To.



In the film Mumbai Cutting, ten Indian filmmakers, namely Sudhir Mishra, Jahnu Barua, Rahul Dholakia, Rituparno Ghosh, Shashanka Ghosh, Manish Jha, Anurag Kashyap, Ruchi Narain, Ayush Raina, Revathi and Kundan Shah, have collaborated to offer a glimpse of life in modern day Mumbai.


The film tells the story of a man and a woman who come together in grief after losing their loved ones, a writer who makes it his mission to connect with a troubled orphan, a Muslim woman attempting to procure a fake passport, and an aspiring actor who races through the streets in order to reach an important audition. The film will be screened on 19 July at Siri Fort.

Osian‘s-Cinefan is organised by Osian‘s Connoisseurs of Art in association with the government of Delhi.

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