50th edition of IFFI to focus on Asian Films

50th edition of IFFI to focus on Asian Films

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, October 30, 2019

The 50th edition of the International Film Festival of Indai (IFFI), to be held in Goa from November 20-28, will present a specially curated section comprising some of the new and dynamic films that have made their mark from across various Asian countries and filmmakers.
Counted among the earliest film festivals of the Asian continent, IFFI is called the "Soul of Asia".
Films to be showcased in this section include Chinese films, ‘Feelings to Tell’ by Wen LI, ‘Summer is the Coldest Season’ by Sun Zhou, ‘The Fourth Wall’ co-directed by Zhang Chong and Bo Zhang, Japanese film ‘Ten Years Japan’, Taiwanese film ‘Ten Years Taiwan’, ‘The Other Half’ directed by Lalith Rathnayake from Sri Lanka and ‘Wet Season’ directed by Anthony Chen and co-produced by Singapore and Taiwan.
Among these, ‘Ten Years Japan’ and ‘Ten Years Taiwan’ are omnibus films that started with the Ten Years series in 2015. These reflect how young directors from the respective countries envision their immediate surroundings in a decade’s time and is a wonderful depiction of the dark times ahead.
These films celebrate the dynamic and bold efforts in filmmaking from various Asian countries in this section. The 50th IFFI will honour these filmmakers on one platform which serves as the bridge between films and audiences from around the world and open new vistas in terms of cinephilia.
IIFI 2019 will screen more than 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in Indian panorama section. Around 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition.
As IFFI is celebrating its Golden Jubilee edition, 12 prominent films in different languages that have completed 50 years in 2019, will be showcased during the festival.

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