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Indian film “Filmstaan” selected for New Currents at Busan 2012

By NewsDesk • Published on September 3, 2012

Indian film Filmstaan directed by Nitin Kakkar will be screened in New Currents section at the 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

“The connective power of film is undeniable in Filmstaan, where kidnapped Indian production grunt Sunny bonds with his Pakistani captors over their shared love of Bollywood. Effortlessly illustrating how our similarities can trump our differences, Filmstaan ultimately makes the argument that cinema transcends simply entertainment,” mentions an official press release from Busan International Film Festival.

Nitin Kakkar made his first short film Black Freedom in 2004 which travelled to various short film festivals. Since then he has worked on few Television projects. Filmistaan is his first feature film.

BIFF has announced ten films for the New Currents selections which provides a platform for promising young Asian directors.

The 17th Busan International Film Festival will be held from Thursday, October 4, 2012 to Saturday, October 13, 2012.

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