Saturday, April 3, 2010


The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is coming up with a wide selection of films, ranging from drama and documentaries to comedy or Bollywood hits. It will run from April 20-25 at ArcLight Hollywood, showcasing 33 films from India, Canada, Australia, UK and the USA, including 4 world premieres and 7 US premieres. An additional program of 13 short films will accompany the feature film schedule.

The festival's inauguration Gala shall feature the Los Angeles premiere and directorial debut of Dilip Mehta, 'Cooking with Stella', a comedy starring Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas and Don McKellar on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at ArcLight Hollywood.

Bollywood screenings are also planned during the festival as part of ArcLight Hollywood’s “21+ screenings” soirées in which the audience may enjoy a movie while sipping a glass of wine or a decadent cocktail. The program features box office success '3 Idiots', 'Kaminey' starring Shahid Kapoor and the re-mastered 'Ashes to Ashes' ('Raakh'), directed by Aditya Bhattacharya, which introduced a dark and acclaimed performance by Hindi film superstar Aamir Khan. 

The festival's closing Gala shall feature an Australian production about adoption: 'The Waiting City', directed by Claire McCarthy and starring Radha Mitchell, Joel Edgerton and Samrat Chakrabarti. The event shall be held on Saturday, April 25, 2010, at ArcLight Hollywood, and shall have the director and part of the film's cast in attendance.

Tickets are sold online here and at the ArcLight Hollywood Box Office. For more information you may visit the IFFLA's official website.

Find the feature film program below:

3 IDIOTS (India) -  (Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani; starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Boman Irani and Sharman Joshi)
ASHES TO ASHES (RAAKH Redux) (India) -  (Directed by: Aditya Bhattacharya; Screenwriters: Aditya Bhattacharya, Nuzhat Khan/dialogue)
AT MY DOORSTEP (India) - (Director/Editor: Nishtha Jain) 
BABIES MADE IN INDIA (India) - (Directed by: Stéphanie Lebrun, Philippe Levasseur)
COOKING WITH STELLA (Canada) - (Directed by: Dilip Mehta; Screenwriters: Dilip Mehta, Deepa Mehta)
FATSO (India) - (Directed by: Rajat Kapoor)
HARISHCHANDRACHI FACTORY (India) - (Director/Screenwriter: Paresh Mokashi)
KAMINEY (SCOUNDRELS) (India) - (Directed by: Vishal Bhardwaj; Screenwriters: Vishal Bhardwaj, Supratik Sen, Abhishek Chaubey, Sabrina Dhawan)
MAD, SAD & BAD (UK) - (Director/Screenwriter: Avie Luthra)
THE MAN BEYOND THE BRIDGE (PALTADACHO MUNIS) (India) - (Director/Screenwriter: Laxmikant Shetgaonkar)
NERO’S GUESTS (India) - (Directed by: Deepa Bhatia)
RASPBERRY MAGIC (USA) - (Director/Screenwriter: Leena Pendharkar)
ROAD, MOVIE (India-USA) - (Director: Dev Benegal; Screenwriter: Dev Benegal) 
SEARCHING 4 SANDEEP (Australia) - (Director/Screenwriter/ Cinematographer: Poppy Stockell) 
THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS: TIBET’S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM (India-UK) - (Directed by: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam; Screenwriter/Narrator: Tenzing Sonam)
THE WAITING CITY (Australia) - (Director/Screenwriter: Claire McCarthy) --
THE WELL (VIHIR) (India) - (Directed by: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni) 
WOMAN REBEL (Nepal-India) - (Director/Producer: Kiran Deol) 

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