Mumbai Film Festival 2010 – Films to watch & things to do

Posted: September 30, 2010 by moifightclub in cinema, Film Festival, News, Special
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This is the 12th year of the Mumbai Film Festival organised by MAMI ( Mumbai Academy of Moving Images) and looks like this year’s fest might turn out to be the best so far. Reasons ? Well, they got the best of the lot from Cannes, Venice, Berling, Sundance and Locarno.  200 films from 58 countries will be screened and here are the highlights…

1. It opens with David Fincher’s The Social Network, which is already getting some great reviews.

2. Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, winner of Golden Lion at Venice 2010.

3. Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy. Juliette Binoche bagged the Best Actress Award for it at Cannes 2010.

4. Semih Kaplanoglu’s Honey which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival 2010.

5. Li Hongqi’s Winter Vacation – bagged the top prize at Locarno Film festival 2010.

6. Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men – won the Grand Prix at 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

7. Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry – won the Best Screenplay award at 2010 Cannes Film festival.

8. Alexei Popogrebsky’s How I Ended This Summer – Best Actor Award for Grigory Dobrygin & Sergei Puskepalis and Outstanding Artistic Contribution Award to its cinematographer Pavel Kostomarov.

9. If I want To Whistle, I Whistle – Silver Bear at Berline Film festival 2010.

10. Aamir Bashir’s directorial debut Harud is in International Competition for the First Feature Film Of the directors.

11. Hang Sang-Soo’s Hahaha – won the top prize in Un Certain Regard category at Cannes 2010.

12. Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon (Cannes winner 2009), Danish film Submarino (was in competition in Berlin 2010) , Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage (was in Cannes competition 2010), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Biutiful, Mike Leigh’s Another Year and Mathieu Amalric’s On Tour will have screening under World Cinema section.

13. 20 documentaries from across the world.

14. Japanese Cinema – Screening of 43 films from Japan including Takeshi Kitano’s Boiling Point, Takashi Mike’s Crows Zero and Akira Kurosawa’s No Regrets For Our Youth. Kurosawa’s Chief AD will present the special screening of Ran.

15. Mainsteam titles – Company Men, Inside Job, Banraku, Letters to Juliette.

16. Screening of Good Night I Good Morning – directed by Sudhish Kamath (film reviewer with The Hindu) and has cameo by Rediff’s film critic Raja Sen. Time to return the favours ? Dear Raja, will you be there ? 😉

17. Screening of The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project directed by Srinivas Sunderrajan and starring our very own Kartik Krishnan.

18. Film Business Centre – plan is to get sales agents and buyers from across the world.

19. Master class in direction by Jane Campion and round table by Oliver Stone with Indian Filmmakers. Emerging Directors panel with Nandita Das, Kiran rao, Anusha Rizvi will be moderated by Sooni Taraporevala. Daily Open forums by Indian Independent Filmmakers Worldwide.

Venues – Chandan Cinema, Juhu and PVR ( Juhu).  Also, 2 screens in Metro Big Cinemas ( Marine Lines) and one screen in Big Cinemas R City (Ghatkopar).

Dates – 21 -28th October 2010

So, what are you still waiting for ? Go, run for your registration. Click here for online registration.

  1. mogambo says:

    can any1 come for the fest or its only for bwood celebs and movie critics?

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  3. Rasik says:

    the films this time are better than last years it seems…i will be there ‘come what may’…

  4. Jitaditya says:

    As per my exp…anybody can come…but u hav 2 register & pay up a certain amount….

  5. jevin says:

    the Red movie was superb!!!!!!

  6. […] and last year it managed to screen some of the best films from across the world.  Click here and here to read our posts on last year’s […]

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