Mumbai International Film Festival set to open tomorrow
The Mumbai International Film Festival is what Eden Gardens used to be to the Indian cricket team in the 1980s: “Bhonsle” director Deveashish Makhija
Alfonso Cuaron’s Netflix-produced “Roma"(which won the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice International Film Festival), Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters" (winner of the Palm D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival), Spike Lee’s outrageous comedy “BlacKkKlansman",Zhangke Jia’s “Ash is Purest White", and Paul Dano’s “Wildlife" are some of the international festival favourites at this year’s Jio Mumbai International Film Festival organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI), its 20th year. Among more than 20 Indian films to be screened are Vasan Bala’s “Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" about a man who has a medical condition because of which he can feel no pain, which will open the festival, Rima Das’s third film “Bulbul Can Sing", Ivan Ayr’s “Soni", about an honest Delhi policewoman’s struggles with everyday sexism, Devashish Makhija’s “Bhonsle" with Manoj Bajpayee in the lead, about the immigrant experience in Mumbai, Kabir Chowdhry’s “Mehsampur" and Aadish Keluskar’s “Jaaon Kahan Bata Ae Dil".
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