‘Pahuna’, ‘Mukkabaaz’ to feature in film fest in New York

Actress-producer Priyanka Chopras “Pahuna” and filmmaker Anurag Kashyaps “Mukkabaaz” have been selected to feature in the second edition of the India Kaleidoscope Film Festival (IKFF).

The second edition of IKFF will be held from November 9 to 12 in New York.

Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and The India Centre Foundation, IKFF will have Drishyam Films’ “Kadvi Hawa”, directed by Nila Madhab Panda, as the opening film and director Prakash Kunte’s “Cycle” as the closing film, read a statement.

The film festival will include three films from northeast India and will be focussing on films made by women filmmakers.

Priya Giri Desai, a founding director of The India Centre Foundation, said: “The India Centre Foundation is delighted to present India Kaleidoscope again with our friends and partners at Museum of the Moving Image. It’s an honour to offer these cinematic works to the film-going community and to give exposure to new sights, sounds and languages from across the Indian subcontinent.”

The extravaganza will screen eight feature films, seven of which will be US or North American premieres.

“India Kaleidoscope, in just its second year, is already making a great impact as a showcase for the incredible diversity of Indian cinema, with its focus on artistic and independent films from the many regions of this sprawling, culturally rich country,” said David Schwartz, Chief Curator at the Museum of the Moving Image.

All films will be screened with English subtitles.


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