The Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) gets underway on Wednesday. IFFI is counted amongst one of the earliest film festivals of Asia. To commemorate this special event, IFFI will be presenting the Soul of Asia section this year.
The Soul of Asia Retrospective at IFFI this year showcases some of the new and dynamic movies from the continent.
Films and filmmakers from China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka will be screened in this section.
Among these, Ten Years Japan and Ten Years Taiwan are omnibus films, which started with the Ten Years series in 2015. They reflect how young directors from respective countries envision their immediate surroundings in a decade’s time.
Chinese films-Feelings to Tell, Summer is the Coldest Season and The Fourth Wall are among the films to be screened. The Other Half directed by Lalith Rathnayake from Srilanka is a drama set in the countryside.
Wet Season directed by Anthony Chen rounds off the list. Co-produced by Singapore and Taiwan, it talks about the discomfort of a monsoon season
The Soul of Asia Section celebrates the dynamic and bold efforts in filmmaking from the Asian countries. 50th IFFI will honour these filmmakers on the platform which serves as the bridge between films and audiences from around the world.
The Asian retrospective is out to enhance the popularity and recognition of the filmmakers from the continent at the Golden Jubilee edition.