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!
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Alka Bagri joined by Actor, Antonio Aakeel
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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.
A taste of what’s lined up…
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET…
Get to see the super successful and much sought after Radhika Apte in person!
Sunday June 23 @ Cineworld LSQ
Join us for a rare in-depth conversation with the UK’s most prolific drama director of Indian origin!
Saturday June 22 @ PictureHouse Central
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 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.
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.
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.