IFFI 2023 To Screen Award-Winning and Oscar Contender Foreign Films; See List
With participation from 78 countries, IFFI will present 14 world premieres, 17 international premieres, and 62 Asia premiere movies.
The much-anticipated opening film is “Catching Dust” by director Stuart Gatt. Notable films to be showcased at IFFI include “Anatomy Of A Fall” (recipient of the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival), “A Strange Path,” “About Dry Grass,” and “He Thought He Died,” among others.
Pritul Kumar, Managing Director of NFDC and Festival Director, expressed, “Satyajit Ray, in his Reflections on the First International Film Festival of India (1952), said that it was one of the best film festivals ever held anywhere, owing to the exceptional quality of films showcased. At IFFI, we have a responsibility to uphold the legacy of cinematic excellence at the 54th edition.”
“From the significantly increased number of entries compared to last year, our programming team has meticulously curated a selection of outstanding films that not only showcase artistic brilliance but also address contemporary issues and captivate audiences worldwide,” he added.
Some key films from renowned international film festivals include:
• “Anatomy Of A Fall”
• “A Strange Path”
• “About Dry Grass”
• “He Thought He Died”
• “What A Fantastic Machine”
• “How To Have Sex”
IFFI 2023: The 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is going to be a movie carnival for cinephiles, as the film festival team has decided to screen films that are much acclaimed at various film festivals across the globe, with few of them being Oscar contenders.
Among the films from 78 countries, IFFI will showcase 14 foreign movies at the world premieres, 17 international premieres, and 62 Asia premiere movies this year.
The opening film will be Catching Dust by director Stuart Gatt. Some of the biggest films to be screened at IFFI are Anatomy Of A Fall (Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival), A Strange Path, About Dry Grass and He Thought He Died among others
Speaking about the same, Pritul Kumar, MD NFDC & Festival Director, says, “Satyajit Ray, in his Reflections on the First International Film Festival of India (1952), said, If the quality of films were the sole criterion, surely one of the best film festivals ever held anywhere was the first International Film Festival of India in 1952… Few festivals, before or since, have provided such a feast of outstanding films. We at IFFI have a compelling obligation to continue the legacy of cinematic excellence at the 54th IFFI.”
“From the entries, which were three times more than last year, our programming team has curated the finest film selections, reflecting a balance between artistic excellence, relevance to contemporary issues, and the ability to captivate and inspire audiences on a global scale.” He added.
A few of the key films from other prestigious International Film Festivals:
• Anatomy Of A Fall
• A Strange Path
• About Dry Grass
• He Thought He Died
• What A Fantastic Machine
• How To Have Sex