The festival will run from October 6- 20 in Chicago, Illinois.
Kshay (www.facebook.com/kshayfilm) will have its World Premiere in New Directors Competition. The synopsis of the film on the festival website reads: “Chhaya, a woman of limited means, leads a good, decent life alongside her husband Arvind until she becomes obsessed with a sculpture of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. Chhaya will stop at nothing to bring home this statue, and soon her past weaknesses and disappointments (including a miscarriage) bubble to the surface, consuming and corroding her soul. Corrode is the latest example of an exciting new wave of independent Indian cinema.”
Inshallah, Football will participate in Docu Fest Competition. “The fast-paced game of the world’s most popular sport is contrasted against the slow turning gears of democracy in this controversial documentary. With help from a committed South American coach and his charming wife, 18-year-old Kashmiri soccer player Basharat is good enough to go play in Brazil but can’t obtain a visa due to his father’s militant past. More than a coming-of-age story about a teen who dreams of living as a free citizen, it is also a coming-of-age story for democracy in India,” reads the synopsis of the film.
It was announced earlier that Patang (The Kite) directed by Prashant Bhargava will be screened at the festival.