MAMI 2017 Report: Best films from 19th Mumbai Film Festival

Yes, it’s a month late, but i thought that the recommendations in here would come in handy for those who are attending upcoming film festivals like IFFI, IFFK and PIFF.

As usual, the MAMI organised Mumbai Film Festival this year, too, had a great line-up of films from across the globe. But their selection of Indian films (especially Marathi) left a lot to be desired. Apart from the films, any report cannot miss the fact that how well organised this year’s event was compared to previous years. There were no major technical issues with any screenings and even the much feared BookMyShow booking system worked smoothly.

I watched fewer films this year but that meant i didn’t waste time watching abjectly bad movies. Of course, the strategy also meant that i missed out on a few gems as well. So, these are the ones i would highly recommend:Continue reading “MAMI 2017 Report: Best films from 19th Mumbai Film Festival”

The Other Side of Hope: Trailer

Celebrated Finnish writer-director Aki Kausimaki’s latest film is The Other Side of Hope (Finnish title-Toivon tuolla puolen) which recently won the Best Director Award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The film in Finnish and partly in English talks of a poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.Continue reading “The Other Side of Hope: Trailer”