The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. The festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos, and promoting friendship and cooperation among the people of the world.
Every year, IFFI features a Country of Focus that brings out the cinematic excellence and contributions of that particular country. In its 50th edition of the film festival, the Country of Focus is Russia. This section will showcase 8 movies from the country.
One of the movies featured is the film “Andrei Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer”, considered one of his masterpieces is a documentary that recounts Tarkovsky’s life and work, letting the director tell the story himself, as he shares with us his memories, his view of art and his reflections on the destiny of the artist and the meaning of human existence.
The complete list of films to feature this category are:
- Abigail by Aleksandr Boguslavskiy
- Acid by Alexander Gorchilin
- Andrei Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer
- Beanpole by Kantemir Balagov
- Great poetry by Aleksandr Lungin
- Once in trubchevsk by Larissa Sadilova
- Why don’t you just die! By Kirill Sokolov
- The Hero by Karen Oganesyan
2019 marks the 50th year of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is often counted amongst one of the earliest film festivals of the Asian continent. The 50th International Film Festival of India,2019 will witness over 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non feature films in Indian Panorama section and more than 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition.