The 7th Asian Film Festival kickstarts today. Catch critically acclaimed films from all around the world at the festival
The seventh Asian film Festival organised by Aashay Film Club and Kensho Events will be screening legendary national and international films. These films depict various emotions of life and are a must-watch for film buffs. This year, Turkey will also be joining other international entrants.
Opium War, an award-winning film by Dr Siddique Barmark, will be
showcased at the festival
The festival will be inaugurated by eminent director Govind Nihalini. Opium War, an award winning film by Dr Siddique Barmark, will be showcased at the inaugural function. Kiran V Shantaram, chairman of Asian Film Foundation, will also grace the occasion along with different producers and directors whose movies are being screened at the festival.
Director Priyadarshan will be awarded with this year's Zenith Asia Award. Well-known producers and directors such as Sudhir Mishra and Shailendra Singh will also be felicitated with special awards. A total of 40 films from Japan, India, China, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Korea, Israel, Egypt and Bangladesh as well as 15 films from other Asian countries will be screened during the event. The top five films to watch out for are Thaneer Thaneer by K Balachander, Osama by Siddique Barmark, Postman in Mountain by Huo Jianqi, Ben's Biography by Dan Wolman and Children of Heaven by Majid Majidi.
From December 23 to 29
At INOX, Bund Garden Road; Archive Theatre at FTII and MES Auditorium, NFAI, Law College Road.
Passes for club members of FTII, NFAI and Aashay Film Club costs Rs 300. For senior citizens, students and group bookings the cost is Rs 400. Passes cost Rs 500 for regular entries; available at screening venues.