Dubai, Nov 19 (UNI) India's award winning director Adoor Gopalakrishnan's new omnibus film, Kanchivaram, the tale of a silk weaver and Tera Kya Hoga, Johnny! are among the top draws from the Indian cinema segment to be screened at Dubai International Film Festival to be held on December 11-18.
The Indian Cinema segment will include Kanchivaram set in the 1940s, telling the tale of silk weaver Vengadam (Prakash Raj), and Tera Kya Hoga, Johnny! set in Mumbai's back-streets.
Uma da Cunha, Programmer, Celebration of Indian Cinema Segment, said, ''Films in this segment are thematically diverse this year.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is back this year with his new omnibus film, and a number of up and coming directors from which we can expect to hear more in the future.'' ''Each year this segment presents quality Indian art-house cinema, where value statements about universal truths take place in technically astute cinema,'' he added.
In the Asia-Africa segment, the documentary Peace Mission, which explores popular film locations in Lagos, will be shown. Tokyo Sonata is a film about Ryuhei Sasaki, who cannot admit to his family that he has been sacked from his job.
Nashen Moodley, Director, Asia-Africa segment said, ''In this companion section to the Asia-Africa competition, we wanted to demonstrate that there are burgeoning film industries and great filmmaking talent in Africa and Asia, and that interesting cinema is coming from unlikely places such as Afghanistan and Bangladesh.'' Since its first edition in 2004, DIFF has established itself as an important cultural event in Dubai and the UAE.
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