16th MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL SET TO RISE LIKE A PHOENIX


16th MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL SET TO RISE LIKE A PHOENIX

·         Over 185 films from more than 65 countries to be screened
·         USD 200,000 to be awarded as cash prizes
·         Celebrated French Actor Catherine Deneuve to be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement award. Mumbai Film Festival to a selection of her movies
·         Special Master Classes by internationally acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle and director-writer Mahamat Saleh Haroun
·         India Gold Jury president will be noted Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic
·         Eminent jury for Dimensions Mumbai competition comprises directors Gauri Shinde, Satish Kaushik, Homi Adajania, actors Huma Qureshi and critic Rajeev Masand
·         Celebration of Arab Cinema | Celebration of 100 years of MOSFILMS studio
·         | Rendez-vous with French cinema |
·         Mumbai Film Mart to be held from 15-17 October with a focus on Remake rights
·         Special panels to be hosted by noted author and critic Anupama Chopra and Film Companion
 Mumbai, September 17, 2014: The 16th edition of the Mumbai film festival organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) will be held from 14-21 October 2014 at PVR Cinemas as the main venue and Liberty Cinemas at Marine lines as the satellite venue.

Displaying Amit Khanna, Vikramaditya Motawane, Anupama Chopra,Srinivasan Narayanan, Kiran Rao, Farhan Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Hansal Mehta at Curtain Raiser press conference of 16th Mumbai Film Festival Poster.JPG

This year’s annual film fiesta is supported by Cinestaan Film Company, promoted by Anand Mahindra and Rohit Khattar, producer Manish Mundra, industry stalwarts Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Bhushan Kumar, Actors Aamir Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Rajkumar Rao, Rahul Bose, directors Karan Johar, Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Hansal Mehta, designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, producer Vivek Kajaria, industrialists Niraj Bajaj, Sandeep Raheja, Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Outdoor, Filmmaker Shakun Batra , Ford Foundation and noted author and critic Anupama Chopra and several more film patrons and movie lovers. Leading jewelry designer Varuna D Jani will specially design the trophies for this year’s edition of the Mumbai Film Festival. Additionally, Hindustan Times and Radio One will support this year’s edition of the festival.

The 16th Mumbai film festival’s impressive line-up of over 185 movies and other highlights were revealed today at the curtain raiser press conference held at the Novotel Hotel in the presence of Mr. Amit Khanna, Trustee, MAMI, Ms. Anupama Chopra, Film Critic and Creative Advisor, 16th Mumbai Film Festival, Mr. Srinivasan NarayananFestival Director, Mumbai Film Festival along with various dignitaries from the Indian Entertainment industry including ace film makers andtrustees of MAMI Kiran Rao, Farhan Akhtar, Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap.


Displaying Anupama Chopra, Vikramaditya Motawane, Farhan Akhtar, Srinivasan Narayanan and Kiran Rao unveiling the 16th Mumbai Film Festival Poster.JPG

Globally acclaimed French actor Catherine Deneuve known for her iconic roles in films such as ‘Repulsion’ (1965), ‘Belle de Jour’ (1967) and ‘Tristana’ (1970) and more recently in ‘Dancer in the Dark’ (2000) and ‘8 Women’ (2002), will be conferred withLifetime Achievement award to an international personality for her remarkable contribution to the world cinema.Mumbai Film Festival will screen a selection of her movies as a tribute to this great artist.

The India Gold Jury president will be noted Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic.

 ‘Dimensions Mumbai’ competition jury will comprise of leading film directors Gauri Shinde, known for her directional debut ‘English Vinglish’, multi talented actor, director and film maker Satish Kaushik, acclaimed director Homi Adajania who has helmed films such as ‘Cocktail’, ‘Being Cyrus’ and more recently ‘Finding Fanny’, actor Huma Qureshi and noted critic Rajeev Masand.

This year too the festival has announced its signature Mumbai Film Mart to be held from 15-17 October 2014The film mart will lay special focus on remake rights of foreign films in India. The Mart will see participation by leading Buyers, Sales Agents and Distributors focused on Indian Cinema from France, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, UK and USA amongst others, some of whom are arriving in India to carry out business for the first time.  The first Remake Market, initiated by Unifrance and LaFabrique films will be held on 15th and 16th of October.

Some of the Key films include Xavier Dolans’ ‘Mommy , Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr.Turner, Ken Loach’s ‘Jimmy’s Hall, ‘Boyhoodby Richard Linklater, Dardenne brothers’ ‘Two days, One Night, Kim Ki Duk’s ‘One on One, Yoji Yamadas ‘The Little House, Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Goodbye to Language’ and ‘Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq among various others.

In addition to this, 25 Arab films will be presented to mark a special spotlight on Arab Cinema tracing the landmark films and filmmakers starting from the 50s. Besides, the best of contemporary French cinema will be celebrated as part of ‘Rendez-vous with French Cinema’ section in association with the Embassy of France in India and Unifrance.



Noted author and critic Anupama Chopra will host panel discussions with esteemed guests from the industry.

Furthermore, the Music Composers Lab will take place for the second consecutive year at Mumbai Film festival. The lab is being presented by Abbey Road Studios in association with PRS for Music.

A series of restored films will also be presented at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival, paying tribute to some of the classics, presented as part of the restored classics section of the festival.

Side bar events of the festival include master classes by internationally acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle, of the fame of ‘Paranoid Park’, ‘Lady in the water’, ‘Psycho’, ‘In the Mood for love’ and ‘Chunking Express’ among others; and noted director and writer Mahamat Saleh Haroun known for his work film creations ‘Girgis’, ‘Bye Bye Africa’, ‘A Screaming Man’ and many more.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Srinivasan Narayanan, Festival Director, Mumbai Film Festival, said, “This year’s festival stands testimony to the deep-rooted belief of the film fraternity and film lovers in this event. The much anticipated festival would not have been possible without the incredible support from industry stalwarts, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, RajKumar Hirani, Manish Mundra, Mr. Anand Mahindra and Mr. Rohit Khattar and most of all Ms. Anupama Chopra’s passion and hard work at every step of organizing this mega event. We are elated to see this kind of support and are thankful to everyone who have contributed in their own way to make this festival rise like a phoenix.”

The event was drawn to a close with thanks to the main supporters and special thanks to the Government of Maharashtra, Venue Partner: The Novotel Hotel, Liberty Cinemas, PVR Cinemas.

List of films for 16th Mumbai Film Festival


International Competition

1.                   Difret
Dir.: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari (Ethiopia / 2014 / Col / 99)

2.                   History of Fear (Historia del miedo)
Dir.: Benjamin Naishtat (Argentina-France-Germany-Qatar-Uruguay / 2014 / Col / 79)

3.                   With Others (Ba Digaran)
Dir.: Nasser Zamiri (Iran / 2014 / Col / 85)

4.                   The Tree (Drevo)
Dir.: Sonja Prosenc (Slovenia / 2014 / Col / 90)

5.                   Next to Her (At li layla)
Dir.: Asaf Korman (Israel / 2014 / Col / 90)

6.                   Schimbare
Dir.: Alex Sampayo (Spain / 2014 / Col / 87)

7.                   Fever
Dir.: Raphaël Neal (France / 2014 / Col / 81)

8.                   Court
Dir.: Chaitanya Tamhane (India (Marathi-Gujarati-English-Hindi) / 2014 / Col / 116)

9.                   Macondo
Dir.: Sudabeh Mortezai (Austria / 2014 / Col / 98)


Above The Cut

1.                   What’s The Time In Your World? (Dar donyaye to sa’at chand ast?)
Dir.: Safi Yazdanian (Iran / 2014 / Col. / 101)

2.                   She's Lost Control
Dir.: Anja Marquardt (USA / 2014 / Col. / 90)

3.                   The Night Is Still Young (La nuit est encore jeune)
Dir.: Indika Udugampola (France-Sri Lanka / 2014 / Col. / 82)

4.                   Queen Antigone (Vasilissa Antogoni)
Dir.: Telémachos Alexiou (Germany-Greece / 2014 / Col / 93)

5.                   Musiek vir die Agtergrond
Dir.: Sallas de Jager (South Africa / 2014 / Col. / 124)

6.                   Party Girl
Dir.: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq (France / 2014 / Col. / 96)

7.                   The Ambassador To Bern (A berni követ)
Dir.: Attila Szász (Hungary / 2014 / Col / 76)

8.                   The First Summer (O Primeiro Verão)
Dir.: Adriano Mendes (Portugal / 2014 / Col / 105)


World Cinema

1.                   Field of Dogs
Dir.: Lech Majewski (Poland / 2014 / Col / 97)

2.                   Corn Island (Simindis Kundzuli)
Dir.: George Ovashvili (Georgia-Germany-France-Czech Republic-Kazakhstan / 2014 / Col / 100)

3.                   Early Spring, Kyoto (Kyoto, Sosyun)
Dir.: Hiroshi Toda (Japan / 2014 / BW / 90)

4.                   I Am Not Him (Ben o değilim)
Dir.: Tayfun Pirselimoğlu (Turkey-France-Germany-Greece / 2013-NOV / Col / 127)

5.                   Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Gett)
Dir.: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz (France-Germany-Israel / 2014 / Col / 115)

6.                   Weekends in Normandy
Dir.: Anne Villacèque (France / 2014 / Col / 90)

7.                   Snow (Barf)
Dir.: Mehdi Rahmani (Iran / 2014 / Col / 90)

9.                   Clownwise (Klauni)
Dir.: Viktor Taus (Slovakia-Luxembourg-Czech Republic-Finland / 2013-NOV / Col / 120)

10.               The Little House (Chiisai Ouchi)
Dir.: Yoji Yamada (Japan / 2014 / Col / 136)

11.               One on One (Il-dae-il)
Dir.: Kim ki-Duk (South Korea / 2014 / Col / 122)

12.               The Attorney
Dir.: Woo-seok Yang (South Korea / 2013-Nov / Col / 127)

13.               Stations of the Cross (Kreuzweg)
Dir.: Dietrich Brüggemann (Germany / 2014 / Col / 107)

14.               Jack
Dir.: Edward Berger (Germany / 2014 / Col / 103)

15.               Jimmy’s Hall
Dir.: Ken Loach (UK-Ireland-France / 2014 / Col / 109)

16.               Coming Home (Gui Lai)
Dir.: Zhang Yimou (China / 2014 / Col / 109)

17.               Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)
Dir.: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (Belgium-France-Italy / 2014 / Col / 95)

18.               The Third Side of the River (La tercera orilla)
Dir.: Celina Murga (Argentina / 2014 / Col / 92)

19.               Stratos
Dir.: Yannis Economides (Greece-Germany-Cyprus / 2014 / Col / 137)

20.               Inbetween Worlds
Dir.: Feo Aladag (Germany / 2014 / Col / 98)

21.               Mr. Turner
Dir.: Mike Leigh (UK / 2014 / Col / 150)

22.               The Captive
Dir.: Atom Egoyan (Canada / 2014 / Col  / 112)

23.               Mommy
Dir.: Xavier Dolan (Canada / 2014 / Col / 139)

24.               Still The Water (Futatsume no mado)
Dir.: Naomi Kawase (Japan-Spain-France / 2014 / Col / 121)

25.               Norjmaa
Dir.: Bayaneruul Bayaneruul (China / 2014 / Col / 102)

26.               Over Your Dead Body
Dir.: Takashi Miike (Japan / 2014 / Col / 93)

27.               Refugiado
Dir.: Diego Lerman (Argentina / 2014 / Col / 93)

28.               Farewell (A Despedida)
Dir.: Marcelo Galvão (Brazil / 2014 / Col / 90)

29.               The Good Lie
Dir.: Philippe Falardeau (USA / 2014 / Col / 110)

30.         Boyhood
             Dir.: Richard Linklater (USA / 2014 / Col / 165)

Rendezvous

1.                   French Riviera (L'homme qu'on aimait trop)
Dir.: André Téchiné (France / 2014 / Col / 116)

2.                   Metamorphoses
Dir.: Christophe Honoré (France / 2014 / Col / 102)

3.                   Girlhood (Bande de filles)
Dir.: Céline Sciamma (France / 2014 / Col / 112)

4.                   Goodbye To Language - 3D (Adieu Au Langage)
Dir.: Jean-Luc Godard (France / 2014 / Col / 70)


5.                   The Search
Dir.: Michel Hazanavicius (France-Georgia / 2014 / Col / 149)

6.                   The Blue Room (La chambre bleue)
Dir.: Mathieu Amalric (France / 2014 / Col / 76)

7.                   Clouds Of Sils Maria (Sils Maria)
Dir.: Olivier Assayas (Switzerland-Germany-France / 2014 / Col / 124)

8.                   Saint Laurent
Dir.: Bertrand Bonello (France / 2014 / Col / 135)

9.                   Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter)
Dir.: Alain Resnais (France / 2014 / Col / 108)



The Real Reel

1.                   Red Army
Dir.: Gabe Polsky (USA-Russia / 2014 / Col / 76)

2.                   The 50 Year Argument
Dir.: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi (USA / 2014 / Col / 97)

3.                   The Master Shyam Benegal
Dir.: Khalid Mohammed (India / 2014 / Col / 60)

4.                   Mashti Esmaeil
Dir.: Mahdi Zamanpoor (Iran / 2014 / Col / 60)

5.                   Mission Rape - A Tool of War
Dir.: Annette Mari Olsen, Katia Forbert Petersen (Denmark / 2014 / Col / 61)

6.                   Altman
Dir.: Ron Mann (Canada / 2014 / 95)

7.                   Iranian
Dir.: Mehran Tamadon (France-Switzerland-Iran / 2014 / Col / 105)

8.                   Playing with Fire (Paizontas me ti fotia)
Dir.: Anneta Papathanasiou (Greece / 2014 / Col / 80)

9.                   Lessons in Dissent
Dir.: Matthew Torne (UK-Hong Kong / 2014 / Col / 98)

10.               Vessel
Dir.: Diana Whittien (USA / 2014 / Col / 88)

Retrospective of Russian films

1.                   Alexander Nevsky
Dir.: Sergei Eisenstein (Russia / 1938 / B&W / 112)

2.                   Ballad of a Soldier
Dir.: Grigoriy Chukhray (Russia / 1959 / B&W / 88)

3.                   Dersu Uzala
Dir.: Akira Kurosawa (Russia-Japan / 1975 / Co / 144)

4.                   Andrei Rublev
Dir.: Andrei Tarkovsky (Russia / 1966 / Col & B/W / 205)

5.                   Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears
Dir.: Vladimir Menshov (Russia / 1979 / Col / 142)

6.                   Rider Named Death
Dir.: Karen Shakhnazarov (Russia / 2004 / Col / 106)

7.                   The Fought for Their Land
Dir.: Sergey Bondarchuk (Russia / 1975 / Col / 137)

8.                   War and Peace
Dir.: Sergei Bondarchuk (Russia / 1968 / Col / 427)

9.                   Several Days of Oblomov's Life
Dir.: Nikita Mikhalkov (Russia / 1979 / Col / 140)

10.               White Tiger
Dir.: Karen Shakhnazarov (Russia / 2012 / Col / 104)


India Gold 2014

1.                   The Fort (Killa)
Dir.: Avinash Arun (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 107)

2.                   Unto the Dusk
Dir.: Sajin Baabu (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 118)

3.                   Names Unknown (Perariyathavar)
Dir.: Dr. Biju (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 110)

4.                   Buddha In a Traffic Jam
Dir.: Vivek Agnihotri (India (Hindi) / 2014 / Col / 107)

5.                   Fig Fruit and The Wasps (Attihannu mattu kanaja)
Dir.: M S Prakash Babu (India (Kannada) / 2014 / Col / 90)

6.                   Rangaa Patangaa
Dir.: Prasad Namjoshi (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 105)

7.                   Siddhant
Dir.: Vivek Wagh (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 130)

8.                   Chauranga
Dir.: Bikas Mishra (India (Hindi) / 2014 / Col / 88)

9.                   Munnariyippu
Dir.: Venu (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 118)

10.               The Pulsating Mindscape (Jeeya Jurir Xubax)
Dir.: Sanjib Sabhapandit (India (Assamese) / 2014 / Col / 134)

New Faces In Indian Cinema


1.                   An Obstacle (Khwada)
Dir.: Bhaurao Karhade (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 117)

2.                   The Punishment (Kuttram Kadithal)
Dir.: Bramma G. (India (Tamil) / 2014 / Col / 116)

3.                   Dombivli Return
Dir.: Mahendra Teredesai (India (HindI-Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 129)

4.                   Teenkahon
Dir.: Bauddhayan Mukherji (India (Bengali) / 2014 / Col & B/W / 120)

5.                   Nagrik
Dir.: Jayprad Desai (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 120)


Dimensions Mumbai

1.                   Short Film
Dir.: Sagar Kolte

2.                   Zor Lagake Haisha
Dir.: Rithvik Dilip Joshi

3.                   Selfie
Dir.: Ramchandra Gaonkar

4.                   Bombay 70
Dir.: Nisha Rindani

5.                   The Crowman
Dir.: Pratik Shetty

6.                   Marine Drive
Dir.: Romil Dilip Motta

7.                   Interval
Dir.: Utkarsh Raut

8.                   Sawari
Dir.: Pushpak A Jain

9.                   Jeevachi Mumbai "City of Life"
Dir.: Natasha Nayak & Riya Sharma

10.               Gilberi
Dir.: Omar Iyer

11.               Bumbhaiyya
Dir.: Kushagra Sharma

12.               Majha Honeymoon
Dir.: Karan Asnani

13.               Bollywood Bazar
Dir.: Shreyash Shinde

14.               Mahanagari-Super City
Dir.: Yashowardhan Mishra

15.               Time's Equation
Dir.: Kavi Kumar Shrivastav

16.               Rumana Manzil
Dir.: Tanay Sarda


17.               Boundary
Dir.: Abhiraj Rajadhyaksha

18.               Dariyo
Dir.: Nihar Desai

19.               Unfit
Dir.: Srishti Jain

20.               Chataiwala
Dir.: Keyur Kajavadara


Film India Worldwide

1.                   Amar Akbar & Tony
Dir.: Atul Malhotra (UK / 2014 / Col / 93)

2.                   Amma & Appa
Dir.: Franziska Schönenberger, Jayakrishnan Subramanian (Germany / 2014 / Col / 89)

3.                   Honeycomb Lodge
Dir.: Lesley Manning (UK / 2014 / Col / 93)

4.                   Echoes
Dir.: Rajesh Shera (India-UK / 2014 / Col)

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