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Four Indian films including ‘Mary Kom’ make it to Hawaii India Spotlight

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NEW DELHI: Four Indian films have made it to the 34th Hawaii International Film Festival this year in a Spotlight on India section.

The festival which has been shifted to 30 October and will continue till 9 November is made up of four Hindi titles: modern Hamlet retelling Haider, boxing biopic Mary Kom, crime drama Titli and Bang Bang, the official Bollywood remake of Knight and Day (2010).

The festival will open with Ishii Yuya's The Vancouver Asahi about a baseball team of second-generation Japanese in the 1930's.

The festival's Director of Programming Anderson stated, "It is rare to see the World War II internment camp experience through the lens of Japanese nationals in a major motion picture". The film stars Tsumabuki Satoshi.

The festival will have films from 45 countries, including more than 60 films from Asia. With the Vancouver festival downsizing its Asian lineup, Hawaii is now one of the largest showcases for Asian cinema in North America.

The festival's main Asian lineup is programmed in spotlight sections dedicated to recent films from seven regions: Japan, South Korea, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, India, Philippines and Southeast Asia (excluding Philippines). 

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