NDTV Lumiere, the initiative to bring contemporary cutting edge world cinema to India, is taking part in Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival 2008 by showcasing 13 of its films from July 10 to 20. These films will also be presented to the Indian audiences in the coming months across multiple platforms ranging from theatrical releases to home video and television.
These critically acclaimed films include ‘The Chaos’, ‘Paloma Delight’, ‘Thousand Years of Good Prayers’, ‘Jellyfish’, ‘Ulzhan’, ‘Blind Mountain’, ‘Wonderful Town’, ‘Three Monkeys’, ‘Salt of The Sea’, ‘Breath’, ‘Under the Bombs’, ‘Secret of the Grain’ and ‘8½’.
Dhruvank Vaidya, Senior Vice President - New Ventures, NDTV Imagine, said, “It is our pleasure to associate with Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival and further expand the World Cinema movement in India. This handpicked selection from the NDTV Lumiere collection is an exclusive opportunity for the audiences at Cinefan to savour some of our films like ‘Three Monkeys’, which will be shown to audiences within two months of its win at Cannes.”
He further said, “Film festivals and film clubs have a crucial role to play in expanding the world cinema movement in India. NDTV Lumiere is currently associated with several film societies in Mumbai like Prabhat Chitra Mandal and will continue to work closely with other film clubs and societies across the country.”
NDTV Lumière has theatrically released masterpieces like ‘The Orphanage’, ‘Caramel’, ‘Crossed Tracks’ and ‘Persepolis’, and is all set to release ‘Goodbye Bafana’, a film based on Nobel Prize winner Nelson Mandela, on his birthday on July 18 at PVR Cinemas across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.