Mumbai: MAMI International Film Festival to be held from October 27 to November 5

Most awaited MAMI film festival returns after three years

Mumbai: MAMI International Film Festival to be held from October 27 to November 5

The 'Mumbai Academy of Moving Images' (MAMI) International Film Festival, which is considered prestigious in Mumbai's cine circle, has returned with the same pomp after three years. After a two-year hiatus due to Corona and last year's digital festival, the actual MAMI International Film Festival will be held in Mumbai from October 27 to November 5 this year. . This year, the cinephiles will be able to experience the festival of more than 2500 films in 70 different languages from around the world in this festival.

The 23rd MAMI Mumbai Film Festival was announced at a press conference held at the Nita Ambani Cultural Center (NMACC) recently. Actors Farhan Akhtar, Rana Duggubati, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur, director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Vikramaditya Motwane, Zoya Akhtar, Rohan Sippy and Ajay Bijli were present on this occasion along with director of the festival Anupama Chopra. This year the South Asia competition will be important in the festival and 14 films from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal will be seen in this competition. Apart from this, films by emerging South Asian filmmakers based in the UK and Germany as well as other directors who are gaining experience will be seen in the competition section. These include Kanu Bahl's 'Agra', Sumant Bhat's 'Mithya', Lisa Ghazi's 'Barir Naam Shahana' (A House Named Shahana), Fidel Devekota's 'The Red Suitcase'.

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The competition section of the festival will also feature 46 South Asian films. Along with films from Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, films made from the point of view of South Asian filmmakers who have migrated to the UK, Poland, Germany, Australia, America, Spain will also be seen in this section. The World Films section also includes world-renowned works of art. Justin Triet's 'Anatomy of a Fall', Fedro Costa's 'The Daughters of Fire', Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Monster', Pedro Aldomover's 'Strange Way of Life', Bradley Cooper's 'Maestro', Aki Kourismaki's 'Fallen Leaves' Fans will get enjoyment from such films.

Hindi movies premiere

Films like Anurag Kashyap's 'Kennedy', Tahira Kashyap Khurana's 'Sharmaji Ki Beti', Devashish Makhija's 'Joram' will be premiered in the non-competition section of the festival. Apart from this, the short film-documentary section will also feature the new documentary 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' by Anand Patwardhan and the three-part documentary 'India's Emergency' directed by Vikramaditya Motav.

Marathi Talkies

In the 'Marathi Talkies' section of the festival, films such as 'Aatpamphlet' directed by Ashish Bende, Ved directed by Ritesh Deshmukh, 'Dhekun' directed by Kshitij Joshi and 'Walvi' directed by Paresh Mokashi will be seen.

Apart from this, two documentary-short film competitions such as 'Dimensions Mumbai' and 'Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films' will be held this year. Other popular sections of the festival remain and the opening and closing films have not yet been announced. Films from the festival will be screened at eight different venues in Mumbai, including the Nita Ambani Cultural Centre.
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