'Water' sets stage for fourth Jagran Film Festival

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.

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