Manto, which premiered at Cannes last May, is now travelling to Busan and London.
The Festival, which will run till October 14, has a fascinating mix of features, shorts and documentaries curated from South Asia. Of the eight fiction features, four are world premiers – Reunion, Video Parlour, Midnight Delhi and Mulshi Pattern.
These films have vividly different themes. While Murari M Rakshit’s Reunion (which stars two fantastic actors, Parambrata Chatterjee, well known for his Hindi work, Kahani, and Moon Moon Sen’s daughter, Raima Sen ) plots Kolkata’s Left campus politics, Pravin Tarde’s Mulshi Pattern is the story of an affluent Maharashtrian farmer, Rakesh Rawat’s Midnight Delhi talks about the tragic destinies of several people in Delhi on a night of strange happenings and Video Parlour takes us to a nostalgia revolving around a video parlour.
The other movies in the Festival have been picked from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, and includes India’s Oscars offering, Village Rockstar, helmed by Rima Das.