Back for it’s 10th edition, the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival has announced its full line-up as well as the list of guests that will be attending the Festival this year.
Their most diverse showcase yet, with 10 languages and 7 talented women Directors’ films being premiered, the Festival will play host to multi-award winning director Anurag Kashyap and one of India’s most talented actress, Radhika Apte.
This year’s highlights include a red carpet opening night at Picturehouse Central with the exciting World Premiere of cop whodunnit “Article 15” starring Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana directed by Anubhav Sinha. Our closing night marks the return of Ritesh Batra, the Director of “The Lunchbox”, with the premiere of “Photograph” starring the legendary Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
In addition to the Screen Talks with Anurag Kashyap and Radhika Apte, there will also be a Chai with Chadha event, where prolific director Gurinder Chadha will join the audience for an in-depth conversation. There will also be two Guru Lounge sessions, where attendees will get to have a Q&A session, with the Chai and Chat session hosting funders, distributors and producers while the Meet the Filmmakers will have new and established filmmakers.
For the Too Desi Too Queer event, the Festival joins hands with Thrive LDN, Brixton Reel Film Festival, Queer Asia, University of Westminster and others to present a special FREE event exploring well being in London’s South Asian LGBTQ+ communities. It includes a dynamic range of recent LGBTQ+ shorts from South Asia and the UK, followed by a panel debate exploring community empowerment and looking after individual wellbeing, with high profile speakers. A networking social with DJ ends the evening at University of Westminster, Portland Place Campus.
The Festival will run from 20th-29th June in London, 21st June-1st July in Birmingham and 26th-29th June in Manchester.
Check out the full lineup of films below:
#Gadhvi – Gaurav Bakshi, Hindi
Abyakto (Unsaid) – Arjunn Dutta, Bengali
Ardaas Karaan – Gippy Grewal, Punjabi
Arishadvarga – Arvind Kamath, Kannada
Article 15 – Anubhav Sinha, Hindi
Bulbul Can Sing – Rima Das, Assamese, Hindi
Chuskit – Priya Ramasubban, Ladakhi
Iti, Tomari Dhaka (Sincerely Yours) – Various, Bengali
Jalsaghar (The Music Room) – Satyajit Ray, Bengali
Kattumaram (Catamaran) – Swarnavel Eswaran, Tamil
Khandhar (Ruins) – Mrinal Sen, Hindi
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (The Man Who Feels No Pain) – Vasan Bala
My Home India – Anjali Bhushan, Indian, Polish
Photograph – Ritesh Batra, Hindi, Gujarati, English
Roobha – Lenin M. Sivam, Tamil, English
Saturday Afternoon – Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Bengali, English
Shonajhurir Bhoot (Ghost of the Golden Groves) – Aniket Dutta & Roshni Sen, Bengali
Sir – Rohena Gera, Hindi, English, Marathi
The Lift Boy – Jonathan Augustin, English, Hindi
The River – Jean Renoir, English, Bengali
This Shaking Keeps Me Steady – Shehrezad Maher, Urdu
Urojahaj (The Flight) – Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Bengali
Vinci Da – Srijit Mukherji, Bengali
Vivek (Reason) – Anand Patwardhan, Hindi, Marathi
Widow of Silence – Praveen Morchhale, Urdu