Mumbai Film Festival 2019: 15 films to watch
Our pick of films showing at the 21st Mumbai Film Festival
The line-up includes Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’, Robert Eggers’ ‘The Lighthouse’ and Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’
After a long dry spell, world cinema returns to Mumbai for its annual downpour. The 21st edition of the Mumbai Film Festival kicks off on 17 October, with screenings from 18-24 October across the city. There are around 190 films this time, from 53 countries and in 49 languages. And though Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or-winner Parasite and Céline Sciamma’s Portrait Of A Lady On Fire will be missed, the selection ranges far and wide and includes most of the arthouse heavies released this year. To help (or complicate) your scheduling, we’ve picked 15 titles that should be worth your time.