All movies (current & past)
This year’s festival starts with a real sensation: directly from the festival in Cannes „Miss Lovely“ by director Ashim Ahluwalia will have its German premier at the “New Generations – Independent Indian film festival”. From 9 to 11th November 2012 the fourth „New Generations – Independent Indian Film Festival” will bring highlights of the new Indian Cinema to Frankfurt. The festival is still unique in Germany.
Bombay, 1988. Vicky and Sonu are brothers and partners in crime. They produce “C” grade films in the lower depths of Bollywood – lurid horror films, erotic bandit pictures, sleazy social dramas. From a humid one-hour hotel, amidst spilled whisky and bouts of womanizing, Vicky churns out illicit titles like “Dolly Darling” and “Lady James Bond” for India’s small-town picture houses. He leaves the donkey-work to Sonu, his withdrawn, dim-witted younger sibling, who often cleans up after him.
Director Onir who presented his film “I Am” at our festival in 2011, suggested five young filmmakers, whose short films we now show as exclusive German premieres. Thank you Onir! The films are characterized by their strong narrative and high quality. We will also show “Item number” by ex Frankfurt artist and filmmaker Oliver Husain, rewarded as best German film at the Oberhausenfestival 2012.
‘East Is East’ writer Ayub Khan-Din’s screen version of his 2007 play ‘Rafta, Rafta’ unfolds another bittersweet serio-comic tale of generational conflict in the British-Asian community.
Centred around a close knit, larger than life British Asian family living in present day Bolton, All In Good Time follows Atul Dutt and his young bride Vina for whom the first taste of married life is proving far from straightforward.
Manjadikuru is a trip back to 1980 in Kerala, India. 10-year-old Vicky, an immigrant child, arrives in a small village in Kerala, but the entire story is narrated to us by the grown-up Vicky who returns to the same ancestral home years later. His adult reflections are juxtaposed against the childhood visual narrative – bringing to life the magic of childhood and a past era.
Director Ruchika Muchhala will appear in person
Every aspect of the India’s social, commercial and cultural fabric revolves around the axis of marriage: Bollywood movies usually end in a festive marriage scene, beauty products are advertised for an end-goal of looking beautiful at one’s wedding and children are inculcated at a young age that the most important event in their lives will be their marriage. “The Great Indian Arranged Marriage Bazaar” is a fascinating journey into the nucleus of Indian society: the marriage, arranged style.