The world of cinema has grown richer due to the ongoing international film festival of India, IFFI. Its golden Jubilee edition began earlier this week and is enjoying great patronage by thousands of delegates in Goa.
AIR correspondent reports that IFFI 2019 will see 3 Premieres as opening, mid-fest and closing films the 50th IFFI began with a grand opening ceremony on the 20th of November. The star-studded musical extravaganza heralded nine days of films and events in Goa.
The day also saw screening of the Opening Film, Despite the Fog directed by Goran Paskaljevic.
The film throws light on challenges faced by refugees in Italy.
Today, delegates can catch the German film Traumfabrik which marks the Mid fest Gala screening.
A romantic drama set in 1961, it is about a young man’s quest for love after the Berlin wall separates them. The Martin Schreier directorial venture can be caught today at 4 pm at the Kala Academy in Panjim.
The India Premiere of “Marghe and her Mother” directed by Iranian Master, Mohsen Makhmalbaf will be the closing film of IFFI.
The movie talks about Marghe, a six-year-old who has to live with an old woman after her single mother defaults on rent.
After the screening of over 200 films, the festival will see curtains down on the 28th of November.
A closing ceremony on the theme of Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat is expected to draw both crowds and star power as well.