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WELCOME TO THE BAGRI FOUNDATION LONDON INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018
We are the UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival and return for a ninth year with an entertaining and thought provoking line-up of independent films that offer a rare window into a billion South Asian lives in the sub-continent right now. We are delighted to present one of the most diverse film offerings in the UK film calender and proudly supported by the BFI’s National Lottery Audience Fund.
The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is one of the most diverse film offerings in the UK film calender, supported by the BFI’s National Lottery Audience Fund.
It starts on 21st June at the famous Empire (Cineworld) Leicester Square, with the world premiere of Love Sonia from the Oscar nominated producer of Life of Pi, David Womark, starring Demi Moore (Ghost), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Mark Duplass (The Mindy Project), and an all star Bollywood cast including Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadda, with Mrunal Thakur, as courageous Sonia. Shot in 3 continents, it is based on the gritty world of global human trafficking.
Highlights include British comedy Eaten By Lions, TIFF hit Hva vil folk si (What Will People Say), The Song of Scorpions and No Bed of Roses, starring Irrfan Khan (Jurassic World, The Lunchbox), with an emphasis on the female directorial eye, fathers and sons, and extraordinary lives from the Indian subcontinent, with many international names starring in a carefully curated selection of films.
Thursday 21st June
Empire (Cineworld) Leicester Square
Based on the gritty world of global human trafficking, this WORLD PREMIERE from Oscar nominated producer (Life of Pi), David Womark was shot in 3 continents.
Starring: Demi Moore (Ghost), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Mark Duplass (The Mindy Project), Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadda & Mrunal Thakur as the courageous Sonia.
There is a Q&A with director Tabrez Noorani and cast and crew
New films by some of the coolest award-winning South Asian women filmmakers on the planet.
Father & Sons
Films to explore these complex father and son relationships.
Independent films which celebrate depictions of ordinary lives through fiction and documentaries.