Mumbai Film Fest to have France as country focus

Mumbai: The 13th Mumbai Film Festival, starting Oct 13, will focus on French films this year.

"This year the country focus will be France, so you will have a large selection of French films... and we expect a large delegation of artists and filmmakers from France to attend the festival," Amit Khanna, one of the trustees of the festival, told reporters here.

The festival, a Reliance entertainment initiative, which is being organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) will host a special section "4me Rendez-Vous", in collaboration with Unifrance, Embassy of France in India and Consulate General of France in Mumbai.

In the section, best of New French Cinema like "The Snows of Kilimanjaro", "The Conquest" and "Declaration of War" will be screened.

The festival will also offer a special presentation by Lee Yong Kwan, director Busan International Film Festival - he will present a selection of latest Asian films from Busan.


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