Mini Festival – A Slice of LIFF in September

The wait is over ! The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is back in the cinema from 17-20 September with a slice of LIFF premieres that you won’t want to miss! We’ll be bringing you drama, comedy, sci-fi and music movies whilst adhering to our partner cinema’s safety guidelines to make sure you have the highest quality cinema experience!

Tickets are on sale now for our screenings at BFI Southbank and Ciné Lumière and VIP seats are limited – Book your tickets today!

Screening with Roam Rome Mein

Shaan Vyas’ debut short film Natkhat (The Brat) stars Vidya Balan, a pioneer in changing the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema, as a doting mother trying to stop her seven-year-old son, Sonu, from taking on the same machismo ideals and beliefs of the male role models in his life.

Natkhat + Roam Rome Mein (Double Bill)

Thurs 17 Sep | 20.00 | Ciné Lumière

Tannishtha Chatterjee directorial debut is a psychological drama that follows Raj (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), as he travels to Rome, in search of his sister Reena (Tannishtha Chatterjee), who has left her home in search of freedom to escape their strongly traditional conservative father. In the process, he deconstructs the deep rooted patriarchy of the society he had lived in, and suddenly finds himself questioning all the values that he’s held sacred, and also taken for granted.

Natkhat + Roam Rome Mein (Double Bill)

Fri 18 Sept | 20.30 | BFI Southbank

A spaceship that stores the dead and prepares them for rebirth is the setting in the out of this world spectacular fantasy parable from Arati Kadav starring Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi and Nandu Madhav and produced by Anurag Kashyap.

Sat 19 Sept | 19.30 | Ciné Lumière

Prathana Mohan directs a funny and charming coming-of-age story about a high-school teen trying to fit in starring Megan Suri, Priyanka Bose, David Arquette.

Sat 19 Sept | 20.40 | BFI Southbank

This outstanding documentary directed by Deepti Gupta is about singer and #MeToo activist Sona Mohapatra’s fight for equal rights despite opposition from internet trolling and anonymous death threats. In a country with a long history of suppressing women, their voices and rights, the feisty and irrepressible Sona just won’t shut up until she is heard and patriarchy is named and shamed!

Sun 20 Sept | 17.00 | Ciné Lumière

Maja Meiners’ documentary follows a protest music band in Chennai mixing folk music with rap and rock to take on the big social issues facing Indian society including caste discrimination, the oppression of women, LGBTQI+ people and those from underprivileged and marginalised backgrounds, as represented by the band members themselves.

 

Mini Festival – In Conversation

 

2020 Award Winners

 

‘In Conversation’

Inspired by the current lockdown we’ve started a special online series of ‘In Conversation’ with interviews. We have interviewed some of the most influential names in independent film. We share candid, honest chats with directors, filmmakers and actors who chat about their homelife, career and their up and coming projects.

 

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In this difficult time, we are mindful of the impact of production shutting down in India and are working with the Producers Guild of India to support their Relief Fund initiative for daily wage workers. Please help us support these workers. Any donation, no matter how small will make a difference. Thank you.




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