On the curtain raiser of the 53rd Worldwide Movie Pageant of India (IFFI), Minister of State, Info and Broadcasting, L Murugan, introduced the winner of the Satyajit Ray Lifetime achievement award. “We’ll current the celebrated award to Carlos Saura, a 90-year-old Spanish filmmaker, photographer and author,” said the minister.
The movie gala shall be held in Panaji, Goa from November 20 to twenty-eight. Three motion pictures starring Asha Parekh, shall be screened, too. The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee selected Teesri Manzil (1966), Do Badan (1966)and Kati Patang (1971) for a similar, knowledgeable Ravinder Bhakar, managing director, Nationwide Movie Improvement Company of India.
To mark 50 years of Manipur in cinema, 5 Manipuri movies, together with Ishanou (The Chosen One) and Ratan Thiyam – the Man of the Theatre, shall be showcased. On the Indian Panorama part, two movies — Chello Present (2021)and India Lockdown — can have a particular screening, together with 5 different classics restored by NFDC underneath the Indian Restored Traditional Part.
Within the homage part, tributes shall be paid to singer Lata Mangeshkar, singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj and actors Ramesh Deo, T. Rama Rao, amongst others. Within the worldwide tribute part, motion pictures by filmmakers Pier Paolo Pasolini and Jean Luc Godard shall be screened.
As for the movie bazaar, Bhaker revealed that the viewing room has obtained 248 entries in 33 spoken languages for screening. About 20 movies shall be introduced at bazaar recommends part.
Oscar successful movie Gandhi shall be screened within the Divyangjan (visually impaired) part, with embedded audio descriptions and subtitles, to advertise inclusivity.
Main sights at IFFI 2022 will embody Shigmotsav (Spring pageant), Goa Carnival, 53-hour-challenge of 75 artistic minds, nation and state pavillions on the movie bazaar and extra.