Film India Worldwide at MAMI 2010


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Over the years, MAMI's sidebar Film India Worldwide (FIW) has been going across the globe in search for that intriguing film genre - one essentially international in concept and yet connects intrinsically with the Indian film scene.

In 2010, FIW presents five films that have been made by directors or producers of Indian origin settled elsewhere who look to a remembered homeland. There are also films made by international directors who increasingly turn to India for their creative inspiration. Collectively, these films represent a merging of international talent that span continents and cultures, triggered by a love and regard for India. These films provide a deeper perception of the immigrant world of cross-cultural lifestyles and preoccupations.

The FIW film package has always had a special place in a festival such as MAMI. Being held in Mumbai, India's film capital, they are viewed and enjoyed as cinema that is an extension of one's own country. More importantly, this genre is gaining distribution in India, and here MAMI offers them the invaluable venue and opportunity for distribution and sales.

Of the select five at FIW this year, one is a world premiere (the very first public screening to be held), two are international premieres (films so far screened only in their country of origin), and two are Asian premieres.

Three debut feature films:

Florida Road (South Africa)
Directed by Brad Glass
Asia Premiere
Screening Details: Saturday, October 23 at 5.30 pm at PVR Cinema Juhu Screen: 1
Thursday, October 28 at 10.00 am at Metro Big Cinema Screen: 2
Present for screening: From abroad, Director Brad Glass

Punyam Aham (India )
Directed by Australia-based Raj Nair
International Premiere
Screening Details: Sunday, October 24 at 12.30 noon at PVR Cinemas, Juhu Screen 3
Wednesday October 27 at 11.15 at Big Cinemas R City M all
Present for screening: From abroad: Director Raj Nair
Actor Samvritha Sunil

When Harry Tries to Marry (USA/India)
Directed by New York based Nayan Padrai
International Premiere
Screening Details: Wednesday, October 27, at 5.30 pm at PVR cinema, Juhu Screen 1
Present for screening: From abroad, Director Nayan Padrai and Producer Sheetal


Feature length documentaries
Sound of Mumbai: A Musical (UK)
Directed by Sarah McCarthy
Asia Premiere
Screening Details: Tuesday October 26 at 5.30 pm at PVR Cinemas, Juhu Screen 1
Thursday October 28 at 3.45 pm at PVR Cinemas, Juhu Screen 2
Present for screening: From abroad, Director Sarah McCarthy

Next Year in Bombay (France)
Directed and scripted by Jonas Pariente and Mathias Mangin
World Premiere
Screening Details: Monday, October 25 at 3.30 pm at PVR Cinemas, Juhu Screen 1
Present for screening: From abroad, Directors Jonas Pariente and Mathias Mangin[/img]