Gala of Indian Films in London, LIFF comes this June
Indian cinema returns to the London this June, celebrating the burgeoning movement of alternative Indian cinema. The third annual London Indian Film Festival
will run from 20 June – 3 July, bringing to UK audiences a selection of films from some of India’s and the UK’s finest independent talents. Going beyond Bollywood, these are films that challenge, shock, generate debate around India today, in all its colour and diversity.
The Festival, which is supported by Film London, will stretch city wide, opening in the West End at the Cineworld Haymarket and continuing at BFI Southbank, Watermans, Cineworld Trocadero, Feltham, Wood Green, Wandsworth, the O2 and ICA. For the first time the festival is also teaming up with Tate Modern to present a rare showcase in Indian experimental film curated from Bangalore.
The Festival also has films and events for a wide range of audiences and includes industry events at BAFTA, exploring Indian/UK co-production and specially commissioned music and performance pieces.
The London Indian Film Festival includes a diverse range of World and UK Premieres and will open with Mumbai cult Director Anurag Kashyap’s action-packed ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. Based on true incidents, Gangs of Wasseypur is a revenge story set in the dynamic socio-political milieu of erstwhile Bihar. Wasseypur is a town in the district of Dhanbad in the northern part of India. The film will have its World Premiere at Cannes Director’s Fortnight. London Indian Film Festival’s full programme will be released on 21 May.