All movies (current & past)
From 28 to 30 October 2011 for the third “New Generations -Independent Indian Film Festival” will bring highlights of the new Indian Cinema to Frankfurt. The festival is unique in Germany and has been very well received beyond Frankfurt. Again in 2011 at the renowned cinema Orfeos Erben we will present fascinating high quality productions from the genres feature, documentary and short film, among them some Germany premieres.
Eleven years after the hit British-Asian comedy drama, ‘East is East’ (1999), writer Ayub Khan-Din continues the story of the dysfunctional Khan family and its ongoing struggles with life between two worlds. In 1975, four years on from the events in the first film, the youngest of the Khans, Sajid (Aquib Khan), is fast approaching adolescence.
Curated and presented by Bernd Lützeler
Alternating the Bollywood mainstream innovative young film makers have emerged in India, challenging traditional clichés and presenting a fresh approach to the medium. For the last time ﾓNo Masala – traveling Indian short filmsﾔ stops at Frankfurt, carrying the favorite works of the vital and growing short film scene in its luggage, presented personally (tba) by Bernd Luetzeler. No Masala collaborates with the Mumbai based “The short circuit”.
Director David Sieveking appears in person
To meet master film director David Lynch in person and talk to him about filmmaking! A dream come true for young David Sieveking, who first finds himself sitting face-to-face with his idol in spring 2006.
The meeting takes place on the periphery of a workshop in the USA where Lynch is giving a talk on the sources of creativity. Paramount among them is transcendental meditation (TM), a technique the cult filmmaker has reputedly practiced daily for over thirty years. But he had never before spoken about it in public. Could TM be the mystery behind Lynchﾒs dark, inscrutable films?
Director Onir will appear in person
I AM is about issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. Unravelling and exploring these tribulations, the film unfolds many a tale of individuals struggling to find their identity, and uphold their dignity in a world that is callous, cold and unsympathetic.
Shot in four different cities across India, I AM is a fusion of stories where the protagonists share a common dream ﾖ a desire to regain their lives, to regain an identity which has been taken away from them.
A doctor working at a Prison Hospital is assigned the case of a woman in critical condition, a surviving suicide bomber from the Indian Jihadi terrorist group. Despite his efforts the woman dies. But before dying she entrusts him to find her five-year-old son and unite him with his father Abdul Zuban Tariq, head of the terrorist group.