‘Alma & Oskar’ to Open International Film Festival of India

The 53rd Worldwide Movie Competition of India (IFFI) will open with Austrian movie “Alma & Oskar,” directed by Dieter Berner.

The movie particulars the tumultuous relationship between Viennese society grand dame Alma Mahler (1879-1964) and Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980).

IFFI has additionally revealed the 15 movies that might be competing for its high prize, the Golden Peacock Award, together with 12 worldwide titles and three Indian ones.

The worldwide titles embrace “Excellent Quantity,” “Crimson Sneakers,” “A Minor,” “No Finish,” “Mediterranean Fever,” “When the Waves Are Gone,” “I Have Electrical Desires,” “Chilly as Marble,” “Seven Canines,” “Maarya: The Ocean Angel,” “Nezouh” and “The Line.”

The Indian titles are “The Kashmir Recordsdata,” “The Storyteller” and “Kurangu Pedal.”

IFFI may even pay homage to late legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar with a screening of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1973 musical drama movie “Abhimaan,” starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri.

Confirmed masterclasses at IFFI embrace these from: “Kung Fu Panda” director Mark Osborne; “Ponniyin Selvan: 1” filmmaker Mani Ratnam; cinematographer and director Rajiv Menon (“Bombay,” “Sarvam Thaala Mayam”); “Lagaan” DoP Anil Mehta; “The Lunchbox” actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui; “RRR” author Vijayendra Prasad; “RRR” editor Sreekar Prasad; and “New Amsterdam” actor Anupam Kher.

As well as, in-conversation occasions are scheduled with filmmakers Shekhar Kapur, Kabir Khan, Aanand L. Rai, R. Balki, Gauri Shinde and Luv Ranjan, actors Asha Parekh and Shefali Shah and studio executives Gaurav Gandhi, Lada Guruden Singh and Vivek Krishnani.

IFFI will happen in Goa from Nov. 20 – 28. The South Asian movie market Movie Bazaar takes place in Goa Nov. 20-24.