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IFFI 2019 to focus on Asian films

Team DCF | Panjim

The 50th year of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), considered one of the oldest in Asia, will be presenting a specially-curated section for new and dynamic films from Asian countries and film-makers. Keeping this spirit in mind, the section has been named 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 co-produced by Singapore and Taiwan.

Among these films, 'Ten Years Japan' and 'Ten Years Taiwan' are omnibus films which started with the Ten Years series in 2015. These films reflect how young directors from their respective countries envision their immediate surroundings in a decade’s time, wonderfully depicting the dark times ahead.

Through this section, the films will celebrate the bold and dynamic efforts in film-making from various Asian countries. The 50th IFFI will honour these film-makers on its platform which serves as a bridge between films and audiences from around the world and also open new vistas in terms of cinephilia.

International Film Festival of India (IFFI)), considered one of the earliest film festivals in Asia, completes 50 this year. The golden jubilee edition will witness more than 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in the Indian Panorama Section and more than 10,000 people and film lovers. To commemorate the glorious fifty-year journey, the festival will also showcase 12 prominent films in different languages that have completed 50 years in 2019.

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