July 14–24, 2016
What’s It All About?
Returning for its 7th year, the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) was founded by the Bagri Foundation, a charity that promotes the best of Indian arts through diverse cultural programs. Through the festival, the foundation is looking forward to showcasing films that entertain as well as make one think about social issues in India. The festival will also hold a Satyajit Ray Short Film competition with a prize of £1,000.
It will host films in 15 languages from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The program
will also feature master classes
hosted by Shekhar Kapur, Kamal Haasan and Sharmila Tagore. It will also feature and Q&A session with Leena Yadav, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Rinku Kalsy, who will talk about female directors.
Watch Out For
OPENING NIGHT FILM
Leena Yadav’s directorial revolves around the story of four female residents of a town situated in the desert lands of Rajasthan. They openly discuss men, sex and life together, while contending with the sexism rampant in their own community.
Moh Maya Money
For The Love Of A Man
Naanu Avanalla Avalu
Khaemae Mein Matt Jhankain
Fireflies In The Abyss
A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness
Song Of Lahore
CLOSING NIGHT FILM
Toba Tek Singh
Directed by Ketan Mehta, this film is the story of Punjabi mental patients locked up during Partition and who haven’t slept for 15 years. The always asks the same question, ‘Where is Toba Tek Singh?’ The film stars veteran actors Pankaj Kapur and Vinay Pathak.