India fails to make it to competition of Montreal, four in World Cinema section

NEW DELHI: While it has failed to make it to the competition section, there are four films from India in the focus on World Cinema of the 37th Montreal World Film Festival this year.

The Festival will be held between 22 August to 2 September will screen 218 feature films, of which it claims more than half are international (or world) premieres.

As in recent years, films from China and Japan dominate the selections. There are twenty titles from the two countries. There are two other films from southeast Asia.

Interestingly, two of the four films from India are collaborations with filmmakers in the United States: Chittagong (2010) directed by Bedabrato Pain; and Papilio Buddha directed Jayan K. Cherian.

Filmistaan directed by Nitin Kakkar, and Monsoon Shootout by Amit Kumar are the other two entries from India.

The festival is also hosting a tribute to South Korea cinema with eight features and ten shorts with a mix of independent and more mainstream titles.

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