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Acclaimed docus come to Mumbai fest

Asylum will be the star attraction at the 9th Mumbai International Film Festival.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 16:43 IST

English filmAsylumwill be among the internationally acclaimed documentaries to be shown at the 9th Mumbai International Film Festival. The festival will begin on February 3.

Besides Asylum, 185 other foreign movies have gained entry at the 7-day festival for documentary, short and animation films, official sources said. A total of 388 Indian short films and animation films will be shown in the competitive and non-competitive categories of the festival. The Indian films with compete for the prize money of Rs 29.5 lakhs, including the V Shantaram lifetime achievement award of Rs 2.5 lakhs.

Asylum revolves around a woman caught between forces of culture, family and government. It was adjudged the best documentary at the Aspen short films festival, the Denverss international film festival and the Sao Palo short film festival. It is directed by US film-maker Sandy Mcheod, whose 25-year career encompasses most major elements in film making.

Asylum will be the star attraction at the 9th Mumbai International film festival. The filmrevolves around a woman caught between forces of culture, family and government.

Another noteworthy film is

The idealist James

Beveridge

film Guru.

The 69 minute film is directed by

Nina Beveridge. It focuses on her father's work in 150 documentaries and the testimonials of world renowned film makers, musicians and artistes. It weaves together the story of the complex Canadian filmmaker.

AFSPA, 1958, a 77-minute film on the death of a 32-year-old woman, picked up by jawans of the 17th Assam Rifles from her home in Manipur on July 11, 2004 and the subsequent turmoil in the North Eastern State after people believed she was raped, is a hard-hitting movie by HaobamPatankumar.

Australia, Sri Lanka, Crotia, Finland, UK, US, Israel and Spain are among the countries that have sent in striking short films to the festival, the sources said.

First Published: Jan 28, 2006 14:57 IST