MUMBAI: The movie Water marked the inauguration of the fourth
Jagran Film Festival here in Mumbai. Produced by the Film
and Television Department of the Tel Aviv University in association
with Tu Vas Voir, the screening also marked the Asian premiere
of the film.
The 120 minute feature, born out of an unique Israeli-Palestinian
cinematic cooperation, is a compilation of some fictional
and self-experience based stories. The other screenings for
the day were Haco Cheko's 72 minute Turkish film Nowhere Li
Vir, Sanjay Jadhav's 132 minute Marathi film Duniyadari and
Kundan Shah's 143 minute classic Jane Bhi Do Yaaron. The festival
was attended by filmmakers, litterateurs, cinephiles and scribes.
This six-day long cinematic extravaganza was inaugurated
in the presence of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, Indian film
and stage actress Nimrat Kaur, Anil Sharma, Sudhir Mishra,
Dorothy Briere, Manoj Srivastava, Sai Tamhankar, the mayor
of Mumbai Sunil Prabhu and many others from the entertainment
industry. Also present were the directors of the film Yael
Perlov, NirSa'ar and Maya Sarfaty, Mohammad Fuad, Yona Rozenkier,
Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Barghouti, Pini Tavger and Tal Haring.
The festival will feature the finest works of cinematic geniuses
from India and many other countries. More than 50 national
and international feature and short films will be showcased
in the final edition of this festival.