Mumbai Film Festival which runs from 25 October to 1 November is a premiere film festival that plays host to acclaimed filmmakers unnoticed gems. This year too, there is a fantastic lineup. For the convenience of the reader, we have provided you with some of those titles.
Birds of Passage
Colombia’s entry to the Oscar's , director Ciro Guerra’s Birds of Passage is a cartel thriller drama, about the real-life Wayyuu family that ran the Colombian drug trade in the '60s and '70s.
Robert Pattinson stars in French director Claire Denis’ science fiction drama that received some rave reviews at Toronto earlier this year.
Director Jafar Panahi’s film won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes earlier this year, and the meta-story features Panahi playing himself teaming up with actress Behnaz Jafari (who also plays herself) to find a missing girl.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Coen Brothers’ anthology which also happens to be their first foray into Netflix.
-Steve McQueen’s thriller, about widows who vow to finish the heist their husbands died attempting also serves as the closing film of the fest.
Alfonso Cuaron’s much-awaited semi-autobiographical film inspired by his childhood in Mexico City.
Alt director Gaspar Noe’s new experiment, a horror film this time with some sex.
The Indian films to watch are:
- The Gold-Laden Sheep And The Sacred Mountain by Ridham Janve, a Pahari language film that chronicles a shepherd on a metaphysical adventure.
- National Film Award-winning director Rima Das’s third feature Bulbul Can Sing.
- Vasan Bala's Toronto Film Festival winner Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, a film about a guy with congenital insensitivity.
- Kabir Chowdhry’s long-gestating Mehsampur, a trippy and bizarre mockumentary on the Punjabi folk singer Chamkila.
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