Press Esc to close
Friday 22 September 2017
News updated at 11:38 AM IST

South Asian Film Festival in Goa next month

Last updated: 26 August, 2010
New Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI): 9:31 IST

Afghanistan will be in focus at the next edition of South Asian Film Festival to be held in Goa next month and ''An Apple from Paradise'' set in the strife-torn country and depicting distortion of religion is going be the opening film.

Over 50 films--feature, documentary and short--from all the SAARC countries will be screened at the festival.

Prakash Jha's "Rajneeti" and Assamese film "Basundhara", about man-elephant conflict, directed by debutant Hiren Borawill be among 10-12 films from India to be screened at the festival to be held from September 17 to 20.

Seven to eight films from Pakistan, including "Yeh Pakistan Woh Hindustan" and "Gurmukh Singhki Wasihat" and Kala Pul", will also feature in the festival with the theme "Dissolving Boundaries".

Besides "An Apple From Paradise", two other films from Afghanistan "Lala Hindu" and "Neighbour" will be screened at the four-day festival beginning on September 17, Foundation Director Rahul Barua told PTI.

"An Apple From Paradise", directed by Homayun Morowat who has been living in Sweden since 1998 after his debut feature film "Green Ashes" was banned in 1990, is a story about a father’s search for his son, a student at a religious school in Kabul who stops attending classes and goes on a suicide bomb mission. The film was shot in Kabul in the winter of 2007.

An Apple From Paradise won the best feature film awards at international festivals in Tajikistan and Afghanistan last year.

Bangladesh will be represented by five films including "Noi Number Sanket" (Signal No 9) directed by that country's most popular writer Humayun Ahmed and "Priyotomeshu" by eminent art filmmaker Morshedul Islam.

There will be a blend of South Asia in all the films to be shown at the festival, Barua said, adding some directors and actors from SAARC countries are expected to attend the event whose co-sponsors are Indian Council For Cultural Relations and Goa government.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Vehicles wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Thane district of Maharashtra on...

Vehicles wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Thane district of Maharashtra on...

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes his eyes during Spanish the La Liga soccer match between...

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes his eyes during Spanish the La Liga soccer match between...

A woman covers herself with a plastic bag as she makes her way to work as Hurricane Maria...

A woman covers herself with a plastic bag as she makes her way to work as Hurricane Maria...

An artisan applies finishing touches on an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga, before it is...

An artisan applies finishing touches on an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga, before it is...

Bollywood actress Nidhhi Agerwal showcases a creation by designer Rajat K Tangri during the...

Bollywood actress Nidhhi Agerwal showcases a creation by designer Rajat K Tangri during the...

People pushing a car at a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Varanasi on Thursday...

People pushing a car at a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Varanasi on Thursday...

Policemen guard outside former chief minister S M Krishna's son in-law Siddartha's corporate ...

Policemen guard outside former chief minister S M Krishna's son in-law Siddartha's corporate ...

Indian players celebrate the dismissal of Australia's David Warner...

Indian players celebrate the dismissal of Australia's David Warner...

Actor Kamal Haasan with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal...

Actor Kamal Haasan with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal...

A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City after an...

A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City after an...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.