As Europe’s largest Asian film festival descends on to the British capital, the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) 2016 provides a platform for filmmakers, actors and actresses to connect with their international audiences on a much more personal and intellectual manner. With some of the world’s greatest storytellers having started with LIFF, its fair to say that in their 17th year running, they have another winner on their hands.
The festival opened with critically acclaimed directer, producer and director Leena Yadav’s ‘Parched’. It tells the story of four women dealing with the way society inhabit the oppression of women being seen as sex objects, where their sole duty is to be at the service of men.
Following the first film will be a whole host of up to 25 films, along with special talks with the likes of Sharmila Tagore, Kamal Haasan, filmmaker Shekhar Kappor and a debate floored by many of the women directors from the festival.
This year, the festival will also travel to Birmingham, where many of the films will be shown, collecting an even bigger number of audiences.
Executive and Programming Director, London Indian Film Festival, Cary Rajinder Sawhney introduced the festival’s first film of 2016, alongside special guest, Ajay Devgn and his daughter Nysa Devgn. The film is produced by the popular actor and filmmaker. Earlier in the evening, he walked the red carpet to mark the start of LIFF 2016.
The festival will run from 14th July to 21st July.
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