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Siraj Syed


Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for FilmFestivals.com and a member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. He is a Film Festival Correspondent since 1976, Film-critic since 1969 and a Feature-writer since 1970. 

 

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IFFI Goa 2017, XI: International Competition to feature 3 Indian entries and 12 country premieres

IFFI Goa 2017, XI: International Competition to feature 3 Indian entries and 12 country premieres

Village Rockstars, the mouse that roared, the sleeper that rocked the Mumbai Film Festival and the International Children’s Film Festival of India, a few weeks ago is one of the entries selected for the International Competition section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, November 20-28. Iran’s A Man of Integrity, winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes this year, also made the cut.

Reza (35), having distanced himself from the urban quagmire, leads a simple life, along with his wife and only son, somewhere in a remote village in Northern Iran. He spends his days working in his gold fish farm. Nearby, a private company with close links to government and local authorities, has taken control of nearly every aspect of the regional life. The company’s influential network and its monopoly has pushed many villagers to become local ring-leaders of the larger network of corruption.

Here is the list of the chosen movies, with details of each film

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

1. Ana, mon amour

Dir.: Cãlin Peter Netzer

(Romania-Germany-France / 2017 / 125 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Berlin International Film Festival (Outstanding Artistic Contribution), Cartagena Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

2. BPM (120 battements par minute)

Dir.: Robin Campillo

(France / 2017 / 144 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Cannes film Festival, Won the Grand Prix at Cannes, Nominated for Palme d'Or at Cannes, Country submission for the Best Foreign language film for the Oscars

Premiere Status: India Premiere

3. Angels Wear White

Dir.: Vivian Qu

(China / 2017 / 107 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Official Competition in Venice Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

4. Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle)

Dir.: Michaël R. Roskam

(Belgium-Netherlands-France / 2017 / 130 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: TIFF 2017, Country submission for the Best Foreign language film for the Oscars

Premiere Status: India Premiere

5. Dark Skull (Viejo Calavera)

Dir.: Kiro Russo

(Bolivia-Qatar / 2017 / 80 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (International Competition),Cartagena Film Festival (Best Film - Mejor Película), Indie Lisboa International Independent Film Festival(International Competition), Locarno International Film Festival (Special Mention - Filmmakers of the Present), Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Best Latin American Film), RiverRun International Film Festival (Best Cinematography)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

6. Freedom (Freiheit)

Dir.: Jan Speckenbach

(Germany-Slovakia / 2017 / 100 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Official Competition in Locarno International FilmFestival & Sao Paulo Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

7. The Great Buddha +

Dir.: Huang Hsin-Yao

(Taiwan / 2017 / 102/ DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: TIFF 2017 (NETPAC Award), Taipei International Film festival (Audience award) and Golden Horse Film Festival (10 Nominations – Awards to be held)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

8. Blank 13

Dir.: Takumi Saito

(Japan / 2017 / 70 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Shanghai International Film Festival (Best Director)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

9. Marionette

Dir.: Lee Han-Uk

(South Korea / 2017 / DCP)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

10.  Still Night Still Light (Mes Nuit Feront Echo)

Dir.: Sophie Goyette

(Canada-China-Mexico / 2017 / 98 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Valladoid Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

11. Shuttle Life (Fen Bei Ren Sheng)

Dir.: Tan Seng Kiat

(Malaysia / 2017 / 91 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Shanghai International Film Festival (Asia New Talent Award), Malaysian Film Festival (Special Jury Award), Golden Horse Film festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

12.  A Man of Integrity (Lerd)

Dir.: Mohammad Rasoulof

(Iran / 2017 / 117 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Cannes 2017, Chicago IFF, Jerusalem IFF, Hamburg IFF, Golden Apricot IFF, Won Un Certain Regard at Cannes, Siver Hugo Best Screenplay at Chicago IFF and the FIPRESCI Prize.

Premiere Status: India Premiere

13. Kachcha Limbu

Dir.: Prasad Oak

(India-Marathi / 2017 / 110 / DCP)

14. Take Off

Dir.: Mahesh Narayan

(India-Malayalam / 2017 / 139 / DCP)

15. Village Rockstars

Dir.: Rima Das

(India-Assamese / 2017 / 87 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: TIFF 2017, Mumbai Film Festival – Best Film, San Sebastian Film Festival

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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
(Siraj Associates)

Siraj Syed is a film-critic since 1970 and a Former President of the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is the India Correspondent of FilmFestivals.com and a member of FIPRESCI, the international Federation of Film Critics, Munich, Germany

Siraj Syed has contributed over 1,015 articles on cinema, international film festivals, conventions, exhibitions, etc., most recently, at IFFI (Goa), MIFF (Mumbai), MFF/MAMI (Mumbai) and CommunicAsia (Singapore). He often edits film festival daily bulletins.

He is also an actor and a dubbing artiste. Further, he has been teaching media, acting and dubbing at over 30 institutes in India and Singapore, since 1984.


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