Friday, March 7, 2014

Nitin Kakar's Filmistaan is Closing Film
at Canada's 2014 ReelWorld Film Festival

ReelWorld Film Festival has announced a line-up of 79 films and videos during its 8-day festival, being held April 2 to 6 in Toronto and April 11 to 13 in Markham.

Closing Night Film:  Nitin Kakar's widely traveled debut work Filmistaan, about a wannabe actor who is mistaken for an American crew member and held hostage in the home of a man who deals in pirated Hindi films. Filmistaan is a story of new cultural understanding forged through film.
Other Indian feature films include ...
Celluloid, on the turbulent life of Dr J.C. Daniel, the pioneer of Malayalam cinema, 
directed and written by Kamal.

Sushrut Jain
's Beyond all Boundaries, on three people's obsession with cricket during the 2011 World Cup of Cricket, hosted in India.

Nagesh Kukunoor's Lakshmi, the true story of a beautiful 14-year-old-girl whose life takes a tragic turn. She is snatched from her family in the village and sold to a brothel in the city. Against all odds, she stands up in court and in an historic landmark case succeeds in putting the traffickers behind bars. The film stars Satish Kaushik and Shefali Shah (known for her roles in Monsoon Wedding, Gandhi, My Father).
Hue: A Matter of Colour, by renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin, a personal, heartfelt investigation into the history and often-tragic effects of colourism. 

Founded in 2001 by Actress Tonya Williams, ReelWorld Film Festival screens dramas, documentaries, shorts and music videos by emerging and establishing artists who view the world from a variety of perspectives.  

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