5 Indian films at Palms Springs International film fest

MUMBAI: Indian films have marked a strong presence in the 21st edition of Palms Springs International Film festival-2010 which will be held from January 7 to 18 in Palm Springs, California.

Four Indian films are slated to be screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival scheduled to be held in California from 7 to 18 January in Palm Springs, California.

The Man Beyond the Bridge directed by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar will be screened in the PSIFF‘s new voices/new visions competition that features works from debutant or first or second time filmmakers.

Dev D by Anurag Kashyap will be screened in the ‘World Cinema Now‘ section while Shyam Benegal‘s Well Done Abba will also be screened in the same section. Also finding a place is Thanks Maa directed by Irfan Kamal.

Of a total of 188 films from 70 countries that will be screened, other films in this competition are Angel at Sea (Belgium/Canada) directed by Frederic Durmont, Beautiful Kate by Rachelward, A Brand New Life (South Korea/France) directed by Ounie Lecomte, Brotherhood ( Denmark) by Nicolo Donato, Devil‘s Town ( Serbia) by Vladimir Paskaljevic, Heliopolis (Egypt) by Ahmad Abdalla, Huacho (Chile/France) by Alejandro Fernandez Almendras, La Pivellina (Austria/Italy) by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, Northless (Mexico/Spain) by Rigoberto Perezcano, Nothing Personal" (Netherlands/Ireland) directed by Urszula Antoniak, What You Don‘t See (Germany/Austria) directed by Wolfgang Fischer.

The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet‘s Struggle for Freedom by filmmakers Sonam and Sarin will be screened under ‘True Stories‘ section. With unusual intimate access, filmmakers Sonam and Sarin find a unique perspective on the Dalai Lama‘s trials and tribulations and follow him over an eventful year, including the 2008 protests in Tibet, the long march in India, the Beijing Olympics and the breakdown of talks with China.

While Michael Hoffman‘s The Last Station" will open the festival, The Lightkeepers by Daniel Adams will the festival.

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