Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jio MAMI's Discovering India section - Tribute to Paul Cox's 'Force of Destiny'

18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
October 20th - 27th, 2016

Discovering India section

Tribute to Australian director Paul Cox,
who passed away on June 18, 2016 
Screening of his last film
‘Force of Destiny’

                         Actors Shahana Goswami and Seema Biswas

2014, Australia/Kerala, DCP, 109 mins, English
                                       Producer Mark Patterson   India producer  Baby Matthew
Co-producer Maggie Miles DOP Ian Jones Editors Jonathan auf der Heide, Mark Atkin Music Paul Grabowsky Cast David Wenham, Jacqueline McKenzie, Shahana Goswami, Seema Biswas, Mohan Agashe

Inspired by Paul Cox’s memoir Tales from the Cancer Ward about his victorious battle with liver cancer, Force Of Destiny is a life-celebrating story about a sculptor who survives a liver transplant and falls in love. The film is also a cry for organ donation. With major portions of the film shot in Trivandrum, Kerala, the film boasts of a strong Indian cast including arthouse actresses Shahana Goswami and Seema Biswas as well as prolific Mohan Agashe.

Paul Cox is one of Australia’s most distinguished filmmakers (often aptly referred to as the father of independent art cinema in Australia). His oeuvre comprises over 20 films including well-known and critically acclaimed titles like Lonely Hearts (1981), Man Of Flowers (1983), My First Wife (1984), Cactus (1986), A Woman’s Tale (1991), Innocence (2000) and Diaries Of Vaslav Nijinsky (2001) among others.

The Jio MAMI screening schedule with dates and venues will be out very shortly

Why miss films in Discovering India and other choice titles from Jio MAMI’s over 180 films from 54 countries show-casing features, shorts documentaries? All you have to do is register
for your Delegate Pass at this link  …

General Delegate
 Rs. 2,000  --  Festival Catalogue & Delegate Bag for General Delegates
Student Delegate
Rs. 1,600  --  Festival Catalogue & Delegate Bag cost for Student Delegates

The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star is India's premiere film festival. It showcases the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema and art house fare alongside genre movies from Bollywood, Hollywood and cult international movies. We offer the best of world cinema to the people of Mumbai and we offer the best of Indian cinema to the world.

The festival is conducted under the aegis of the Mumbai Academy of Moving (MAMI) and is a platform that is shorthand for excellence in cinema. It celebrates the sheer pleasure of cinema, the joy it gives us and how much it enhances our lives. The goal is to nurture and ignite
a passion for movies.  

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