Countdown to LIFF 2019


Join us for LIFF’s 10th Birthday

WELCOME TO THE BAGRI FOUNDATION LONDON INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Thank you for your continued support. We’re excited to announce that the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is back for our 10th anniversary. The Birmingham Indian Film Festival will also mark its 5th year and we will be returning to Manchester and making our debut in other cities!

Read more from Cary Rajinder Sawhney, our wonderful festival director

 

Bagri Foundation

Alka Bagri joined by Actor, Antonio Aakeel

OUR TITLE SPONSOR

We are delighted to join LIFF in celebrating its tenth anniversary of showcasing the best in South Asian independent cinema! 2019 significantly marks five years of our support enabling filmmakers to show the diversity and vibrancy of the subcontinent. We look forward to sharing with you a fantastic programme championing women filmmakers, emerging cinematic voices and Bengal’s unique contribution to cinema.

 

Alka Bagri

Bagri Foundation

 

A taste of what’s lined up…

OPENING NIGHT

ARTICLE 15

 

We are delighted to open our 10th birthday celebrations with the World Premiere of Anubhav Sinha’s hard-hitting Article 15 starring Ayushmann Khurrana.

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Thursday June 20 @ PictureHouse Central

LOOK WHO’S BACK!

ANURAG KAShYAP

 

We will once again be joined by one of our favourite directors Anurag Kashyap for a fascinating screen talk.
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Friday June 28 @ BFI Southbank

Radhika Apte

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET…

Radhika Apte

Get to see the super successful and much sought after Radhika Apte in person!

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Sunday June 23 @ Cineworld LSQ

GURINDER CHADHA

Join us for a rare in-depth conversation with the UK’s most prolific drama director of Indian origin!

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Saturday June 22 @ PictureHouse Central

 

Strands

YOUNG REBEL

 

Young people challenge and change the world with fresh ideas and open hearts. We present a fist of films that depict young South Asians, some are joyous and laugh- out-loud while others present youth facing real-life challenges in South Asia today.

BENGAL TIGERS

 

Bengal has been a beating heart of Indian cinema since the silent era and continues to offer to the home and the world innovative, culturally rich and unique films, it has even inspired non Indian filmmakers. We mark the passing of legendary director Mrinal Sen with the classic Kandhar, Satyajit Ray’s The Music Room and a conversation around Jean Renoir’s The River, as well as celebrating the best current indie filmmaking including a Q&A with master filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta and emerging filmmakers.

ABYAKTO 
(UNSAID)

UROJAHAJ 
(THE FLIGHT)

SHONAJHURIR BHOOT 
(GHOST OF THE GOLDEN GROVES)

ITI, TOMARI DHAKA 
(SINCERELY YOURS, DHAKA)

VINCI DA

THE RIVER

JALSAGHAR 
(THE MUSIC ROOM)

FILM, POWER & POLITICS

 

In one of the most rapidly changing political regions of the world, South Asian filmmakers are often at the frontline – recording, reflecting on and at times questioning the powerful brokers and political decision- makers. We offer here four films that show different aspects of the South Asian political landscape now. At the Barbican, and other venues.

EXTRA-ORDINARY LIVES

 

LIFF showcases independent films, which celebrate depictions of ordinary lives through fiction and documentaries.

This year we screen a selection of films that show glimpses of real life in the subcontinent and Asian diaspora, which are sometimes hard, sometimes feel good, even comic, but always compelling.

SPECIAL EVENTS


BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Box Offices Open

Barbican
BFI Southbank
Bertha DocHouse
Cine Lumiere
Genesis
London School of Economics (Eventbrite)
Phoenix Cinema East Finchley
Picturehouse
POSK (Eventbrite)
SOAS (Eventbrite)
Watermans

 

Box Offices Opening Soon

Cineworld

 

 


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