Sweet dream: I Am selected for Kandy International Film Fest


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Dubai: Director Onir's I Am has been selected for the feature film line-up at the Kandy International Film Festival starting tomorrow in Sri Lanka.

"Congratulations to all of US," Onir tweeted.

The director delved into multiple topics including the plight of Kashmiri pandits, paedophilia and single motherhood in his people-funded movie. A host of stars including Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Nandita Das, Purab Kohli and Rahul Bose star in the film.

Apart from I Am, another Indian director's film selected for the festival is Murali Nair's Virgin Goat, an Indo-French project, starring Rahguveer Yadav.

The line-up of movies also includes French film Fleurs du Mal by David Dusa, Bangladeshi director Rubaiyat Hossain's Meherjaan, Tanzanian director Sherman Ong's Memories of a Burning Tree and Thai film Mundane History by director Anocha Suwichakornpong.

The five-day celebration of global cinema will highlight the work of both emerging and well-established filmmakers from around the world.