The International Film festival of India, IFFI at Goa is seeing all the hustle and bustle expected of its 50th edition. Various sections like World Panorama, Foreign Kaleidoscope and Soul of Asia have acquainted delegates with the gems of world cinema. IFFI will also present films by renowned filmmaker Takashi Miike. AIR correspondent reports that the golden jubilee edition of IFFI honours a well known auteur in its Filmmaker in Focus section.
This time, Japanese Takashi Miike has been chosen. He is considered one of the foremost filmmakers today. His work has achieved cult status due to his films mixing distinctly different genres and creating exceptional movies.
Today, the festival will showcase one of the Director’s most popular films. Audition, released almost two decades ago is a disturbing Japanese thriller. A son sets up a fake audition to get a date for his widowed father. But, things take a dramatic and deadly turn.
Miike’s other films like Dead or Alive have already played to packed audiences during the festival. The director is also set to participate in an ‘In Conversation session’ later this week.