New Delhi:The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2018 will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28.
The 49th edition of the festival, that will open with World Premiere of 'The Aspern Papers' with international star cast, will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries which reflects diversity of taste.
The Festival will open with World Premiere of 'The Aspern Papers' with international star cast.A delegation comprising the film's lead actor. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the film's lead actress and Golden Globe winner. Joely Richardson, Oscar nominated actress. Julia Robins, actress and daughter of Roman Palanski. Morgane Polanski, actor Nicolas Hau and director Julien Landais will attend the world premiere of the film.
'The Aspern Papers' tells a story of obsession, grandeur lost and dreams of Byronic adventures. While the International Competition section of the film features 15 films out of which 3 are Indian, the competition section itself represents films produced and co-produced by 22 countries.
The Festival Kaleidoscope section carries 20 critically acclaimed international films that have been to major film festivals and majority of them being multiple award winners. This is one of the most sought after sections of the festival that showcases best and top films of the year.
The World Panorama section has 67 films which are specially curated for the festival. This includes 4 World Premiers, 2 International Premiers, 15 Asia Premiers and 60 India Premiers.
This year, the World Panorama section presents 15 films which are Oscar submissions from respective countries.
A highlight of this year's IFFI is a section called 'Wild at Heart Master in His Craft: Retrospective section of Ingmar Bergman'. 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of Ingmar Bergman's birth.
On this occasion when 100-Year Jubilee is in full swing across the globe, IFFI showcases best 7 films of his career. A documentary on Bergman titled "Bergman Island" directed by Marie Nyrerod which presents the master behind the camera has also been included in this section. The official opening of this section is scheduled on November 21 with Panel discussion followed by the screening of 'Wild Strawberries'.(UNI)