Birmingham Indian Film Festival Is Back
The Birmingham Indian Film Festival presented by LIFF, UK & Europe’s largest South Asian film event, is back at new venue, Millennium Point on 20th September to complement the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival which returns for a mini-outing from 17 – 20 September at BFI South Bank and Institute Francais’ Ciné Lumière.
The Festival is supported by Birmingham City University, Asian Business Chamber of Commerce, Sampad South Asian Arts & Heritage and a BFI Audience Fund Award, awarding National Lottery funding.
This strong female line-up follows the hybridised festival’s successful outing on their own platform, LoveLIFFatHome.com which beholds In Conversation events with top film talent from Oscar nominees Mira Nair and Deepa Mehta, India’s A Listers Shabana Azmi, Anurag Kashyap, Ayushmann Khurana, and crossover talents, Freida Pinto & Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, Star Trek).
The festival runs in accordance with UK government guidelines, with health and safety measures that cinemas have mindfully set up.
The screening at Millennium Point’s giant screen is a double bill of the highly anticipated Busan hit Roam Rome Mein, the directorial debut by Brick Lane actress, Tannishtha Chaterjee, who also stars in it, alongside an Italian cast, and Indian stalwart, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Bollywood star Vidya Balan produced short film Natkhat (The Brat) that she also stars in.
Roam Rome Mein (Every Inch of my Being)
Brick Lane actress Tannistha Chatterjee’s directorial debut is a psychological drama as Raj (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), travels to Italy, in search of his missing sister and the magical characters he meets on a journey of awakening.
short film Natkhat (The Brat)
Vidya Balan stars as a doting mother trying to teach her young son about the importance of gender equality in the short film Natkhat (Brat).