A still from 'The Don Juans'

A still from ‘The Don Juans’

The 2013 edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will witness Czech comedy film The Don Juans opening the festival screenings. The film’s American Academy award winning actress Susan Sarandos will be the chief guest.

The IFFI, beginning from 20th November, will witness 74 countries participating in the event and showcasing 325 films, the Film Festival director Shankar Mohan confirmed.

The number of delegates has also been increased from less than 10,000 last year to almost 15,000 this year.

Of the total films to be screened, 180 would be foreign movies, said the festival director.

Film personalities including legendary singer Asha Bhosle, actress Rekha, actor-filmmaker Kamal Hassan and veteran actor Manoj Kumar will be present for the inaugural ceremony, said the organisers.