The 12th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival by MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) is scheduled to take place from Oct 21 to Oct 28 in Mumbai.
Following is the complete list of all the films that are going to be premiered for the first time ever at the festival:
1. The Way Home – Biju Kumar
Synopsis – The plot revolves around a doctor with a haunting past. Now working at a Prison Hospital, the Doctor is assigned the case of a woman a surviving member from a notorious terrorist group. .Before dying she entrusts him to find her five-year-old son and unite him with his father who is the head of terrorist group. Finding the boy from a village the Doctor and child set out on a journey to find his father. The journey is happening through the contemporary and mysterious path of the terrorist network in the vast country with many incidents.
PRINCIPAL CAST: PHRITHVIRAJ, MASTER GOVARDHAN, INDRAJITH, UDAY CHANDRA
IRSHAD, VINAY, S SAJI, MELWYN, KIRAN RAJ, AZIM
Director – Dr. Biju Kumar
Dr. Biju is the most internationally reputed young filmmaker from Kerala. His earlier films Saira (2005), Raman (2008) are well received in many internationally film festivals inclusind Cannes and Cairo.
2. Hold Me Tight – Kasper Munk
Synopsis – What should be just another school day for teenagers Sara, Mikkel, Louise and Hassan
turns out forever scarred. One-by-one seemingly minor events snowball things completely
out of control, and leaves everyone involved marked for life.
An intense youth drama that shows the hideous face of bullying. A reflection in a mirror
that reveals the outlines of a doubtful and paralyzed generation of parents.
Director – Kasper Munk
Kasper Munk was born in 1971 in Denmark. He studied method acting and techniques from the New York and at the National Film School of Denmark. He then graduated with a BA in film studies at Copenhagen University in 1999. He also trained in the alternative film school Super 16 in 2006. Munk has nine short films, including fiction shorts, to his credit including Forsvunden (2006) which received the Odense award for Best Film for Children and Youth and Kyss, which was chosen by Buster Film Festival as their Opening Film. Hold Me Tight is Munk’s feature film directorial debut.
Screenplay – Jannik Tai Mosholt
Producer – Anders Toft Andersen
director of photography – David Katznelson
Editors – Ida Bregninge, Nanna Frank M