The 35th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2004) to be held from November 29 to December 9 in Goa, would witness the participation of a bundle of top-notch films from Hollywood and Canadian cinema.
A special package of five films from Canada will be showcased at the IFFI 2004 including Foreign Language Oscar winner ‘The Barbarian Invasion’, ‘The Grand Seduction’, ‘Ararat’ and ‘Daniel and the Superdogs’.
The IFFI 2004 in Goa will also recognise the contribution of Indian born Hollywood producer Ashok Amritraj, with special screening of his films like ‘Bringing Down The House’, ‘Raising Helen’, and ‘Walking Tall’. Amritraj’s 85 films have grossed over $ 2 million business in terms of ticket sales.
Bhuvan Lall, President, Lall Entertainment, says, “In my association with the International Entertainment Industry, I have never felt more positive about the future of the Indian film, television and animation businesses as now. Indian entertainment industry is likely to become one of the main catalysts for India’s economic growth in the years to come”.
Mira Nair’s ‘Vanity Fair’ will be the opening film at IFFA 2004 and the festival will conclude with the $ 160-million ‘Alexander’ of Oliver Stone.
Other movies to be screened include ‘Things You Do Before You Turn 30’, ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, ‘Lost in Translation’, David Lean’s masterpieces like ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘Bridge On The River Kwai’ and Satyajit Ray’s restored film ‘Pather Panchali’.