Tuesday, October 11, 2016

John Upchurch’s ‘Mango Dreams’ at 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

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

Discovering India section

From USA, John Upchurch’s 
‘Mango Dreams’

Director, Producer, Editor   John Upchurch
USA, 2016, 93 min, English

On realising that he has dementia, Amit, an elderly medical practitioner, longs to return to his childhood home.  In order to attain some peace of mind, he feels the need to confront the memories that have haunted him. Unwilling to be placed in an old age home, he runs away and encounters Salim, a good-natured rickshaw driver, who offers to drive the doctor anywhere to repay the debt for saving his son’s life. Along the way, Amit and Salim forge an unforgettable friendship and help each other. Both have suffered in some ways when India was divided into two. A journey that has undercurrents of the horror of the partition and the communal disharmony it gave birth to, culminates at the Indo-Pak border with a surprise reunion. The stellar cast has the revered film academic Ram Gopal Bajaj in the lead role alongside Pankaj Tripathi, and Naseeruddin Shah in a guest appearance.

            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 and documentaries.
All you have to do is register for your
Delegate Pass at this link  …  https://in.bookmyshow.com/mami/

General Delegate  
Rs. 2,000   --   Festival Catalogue and Delegate Bag for General Delegates
Student Delegate  
Rs. 1,600   --    Festival Catalogue and Delegate Bag 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. The 18th edition of the festival will be held from 20th-27th October, 2016.

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