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Films for Festival Kaleidoscope announced

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The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on 1 November 2019 announced the list of films to be screened in one of the most important sections of the festival, Festival Kaleidoscope. Every year films from across the world make their mark in the minds of the festival audience. The outstanding calibre in terms of their craft, unique content and brilliance in film-making never goes unnoticed. Some of the films that have already generated a lot of buzz in international circuits are Parasite, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Synonyms and more.

This section will bring under one umbrella exotic films for film aficionados who will flock the festival at Goa. Festival Kaleidoscope will showcase 20 films, handpicked and curated from different parts of the world, which have already generated a positive buzz globally in various film festivals. The Palme d’Or, the top prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival, Parasite directed by Bong Joon-ho will have its India premiere at IFFI 2019.

Other films in the section include:
- Venice Film Festival Horizon Award Best Actor winner “A Son” by Mehdi Barsaoui
- India Premiere of “And Then We Danced” by Levan Akin which had won 9 international awards
- Cannes Jury Prize winner “Bacurau” co-directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho with 9 international awards
- India Premiere of Locarno Film Festival winner “Echo” by Rúnar Rúnarsson
- India Premiere of Silver Berlin Bear Best Director winner “I was at Home, But” by Angela Schanelec
- India Premiere of “La belle époque” by Nicolas Bedos
- India Premiere of “Lara” by Jan Ole Gerster
- Cannes Best Actress winner “Little Joe” by Jessica Hausner
- India Premiere of Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe Best Director winner “Patrick” by Tim Mielants
- India Premiere of Silver Berlin Bear Best Screenplay winner “Piranhas” by Claudio Giovannesi
- India Premiere of Cannes Best Screenplay winner “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” by Céline Sciamma
- Sundance Film Festival Audience award winner with 9 international awards “Queen of Hearts” by May el-Toukhy
- India Premiere of Berlin Silver Bear Best Actor and Actress winner “So Long My Son” by Xiaoshuai Wang
- India Premiere of Serbian film “Stitches” with 10 international awards directed by Miroslav Terzic
- Golden Berlin Bear Best Film winner “Synonyms” by Nadav Lapid
- Most sought after film of the year “System Crasher” with 10 international awards by Nora Fingscheidt
- Tremors by Jayro Bustamante
- India Premiere of Crystal Globe Best Film winner at Karlovy Vary Film Festival “The Father” by - Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
- India Premiere of Venice FIPRESCI Prize winner “Blanco en blanco” directed by Théo Court

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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