5 Indian films to screen at Fribourg International Film Festival 2013
5 Indian films including Stanley Ka Dabba, Arjun, Mumbai Cha Raja, One More and Kalpana will be screened at the 27th edition of Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF), to be held from March 16-23, 2013 in Fribourg, Switzerland.
Stanley Ka Dabba, Arjun and Mumbai Cha Raja will screen under the FIFFamily In India section. The newly-introduced FIFFamily is a mini festival under FIFF for the attending parents and children. The section will screen three selected films from the same country.
One More will screen under the Genre Cinema: Escape to Victory! section and Kalpana will screen in the Hommage à World Cinema Foundation section.
The festival that will play host to 90 feature and 20 short films from 45 countries, will open with Karzan Kader’s Bekas and close with Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster.
Amole Gupte’s Stanley Ka Dabba will make its Swiss premiere at the festival. In 2011, the film was screened at the 17th International Children’s Film Festival of India.
Arnab Chaudhuri’s animated feature Arjun, will see its European premiere at the festival. With three screenings, Manjeet Singh’s Mumbai Cha Raja will make its Swiss Premiere at the festival. The film has been to various festivals, including Toronto International Film Festival 2012 and Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012.
Shivajee Chandrabhushan’s One More will have two screenings at the festival. The film won the Panstar Cruise award at the Asian Film Market of Busan International Film Festival in October 2011.
The restored version of Uday Shankar’s Kalpana will also make its Swiss premiere. It was screened as part of Cannes Classics program at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.