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Osian’s Cinefan 2012 announces Competition Lineup

By NewsDesk • Published on July 12, 2012

The 12th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival, New Delhi (27 July to 5 August 2012) will open with Japanese director Keiichi Sato’s “Asura” and close with Rituparno Ghosh’s “Chitragandha”.

Festival announced its competition lineup and highlights on Wednesday.

According to the official press release the festival will present 15 World premieres, 8 International premieres, 104 Indian premieres and 13 Asian premieres from China, Estonia, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Morocco and Algeria among other Asian and Arab countries.


1. DEATH FOR SALE (Mort à Vendre)/Faouzi Bensaidi, Morocco, France, Belgium, United Arab Emirates
2011/India Premiere
2. EX PRESS (Ex Press)/Jet Leyco, Philippines 2011/India Premiere
3. HEADSHOT (Fon Tok Kuen Fah)/Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thailand 2011/India Premiere
4. HIGHWAY (Autobahn)/Deepak Rauniyar, Nepal, USA 2011/Asia Premiere
5. INSIDE (Yeralti)/Zeki Demirkubuz, Turkey 2012/Asia Premiere
6. MEKONG HOTEL/Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, UK 2012/India Premiere
7. MILOCRORZE: A LOVE STORY (Mirokurôze)/Yoshimasa Ishibashi, Japan 2011/India Premiere
8. MODEST RECEPTION (Pazirale Sadeh)/Mani Haghighi, Iran 2012/India Premiere
9. POSTCARDS FROMTHE ZOO (Kebun Binatang)/Edwin, Indonesia, Germany, Hong Kong, China 2012/
India Premiere
10. THE REPENTANT (Le Repenti)/Merzak Allouache, Algeria, France 2012/Asia Premiere
11. SENTIMENTAL ANIMAL (Gan Qing Dong Wu)/Wu Quan, China 2011/Asia Premiere
12. STATELESSTHINGS (Jul-tak-dong-shi)/Kim Kyung-mook, South Korea 2011/India Premiere

1. 10ML LOVE (10ml Love)/Sharat Katariya, India 2011/Asia Premiere
2. B.A. PASS (B.A. Pass)/Ajay Bahl, India 2012/World Premiere
3. BALLAD OF RUSTOM (Rustom Ki Dastan)/Ajita Suchitra Veera, India 2011/World
4. CARNIVAL (Carnival)/Madhuja Mukherjee, India 2011/Asia Premiere
5. COSMIC SEX (Cosmic Sex)/Amitabh Chakraborty, India 2012/World Premiere
6. FOREVER (Baromas)/Dhiraj Meshram, India 2012/World Premiere
7. KITE (Patang)/Prashant Bhargava, India, USA 2011/India Premiere
8. MONOPHOBIA (Monophobia)/Ashwini Malik, India 2012/World Premiere
9. PRAGUE (Prague)/Ashish R Shukla, India, Czech Republic 2012/World Premiere

1. BABY FACTORY (Bahay Bata)/Eduardo Roy Jr, Philippines 2011/India Premiere
2. BEYONDTHE HILL (Tepenin Ardi)/Emin Alper, Turkey, Greece 2012/India Premiere
3. EGG AND STONE (Jidan He Shitou)/Huang Ji, China 2012/India Premiere
4. HANSA (Hansa)/Manav Kaul, India 2012/World Premiere
5. HERE,THERE (Zhe li, Na li), Lu Sheng, China 2011/India Premiere
Wichanon Somumjarn, Thailand 2012/India Premiere
7. THE MISCREANTS (Les Mécréants)/Mohcine Besri, Morocco, Switzerland 2012/India Premiere
8. ROMANCE JOE (Ro-maen-seu Jo)/Lee Kwang-kuk, South Korea 2011/India Premiere
9. THE STAGNANT (Achal)/Bikramjit Gupta, India 2011/World Premiere

1. DIRTY DOVES (Khaleel Khan Ke Faakhtey)/Rizwan Siddiqui, India 2012/India Premiere
2. INDHIYAM (Indhiyam)/Ekta Arora, India 2011/India Premiere
3. BETWEENTHE RAINS (Between the Rains)/Samimitra Das, India 2011/World Premiere
4. CAT PEOPLE (Cat People)/Kuriakose Soju Vaisian, India 2012/World Premiere
5. REVENGE (Merindu Mantan)/Andri Cung, Indonesia 2012/International Premiere
6. CIRCLE LINE (Circle Line)/Shin Suwon, South Korea 2012/India Premiere
7. THE METAMORPHOSIS/Yun Ki-nam, South Korea 2012/India Premiere
8. THE REPLACEMENT DRIVER (De-ri Ki-sa)/Hwang Dong-kung, South Korea 2012/India Premiere
9. THE BUS (Otobüs)/Olgu Baran Kubilay, Turkey 2011/India Premiere
10. SILENT (Sessiz-Be Deng)/L.Rezan Yesilbas, Turkey 2011/India Premiere
11. HANEEN (Haneen)/Ossama Bawardi, Palestine, Qatar, Jordan 2012/India Premiere
12. TOMORROWAFTERYESTERDAY (Tomorrow After Yesterday) / Behzad Maloud, Iran 2011/ India

Apart from the competition, opening and closing film, the festival also announced these highlights:-

Orange Suit

Dariush Mehrjui, Iran 2012/7.4 Environment

This film is the opening film of our 7.4 Environment Section

King of Pigs
Yeon Sang-Ho, South Korea 2011/Animation
King of Pigs is the feature debut of Yeon Sang-Ho. The film has been
awarded the NETPAC Award, CGV Movie Collage Award, Best Director
Award by Director’s Guild of Korea, 16th Busan International Film
Festival, Korea.

Waiting for P.O. Box
Bassam Chekhes, Netherlands 2012/Shorts

Local Kung Fu
Kenny Basumatary, India 2012/Mosaic
A martial arts comedy made with a shoe string budget of Rs. 95000
(less than $2000).

This is not a Film
Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, France 2011/Freedom of Expression

Mani Kaul, India 1973/ Mani Kaul Tribute

The Road
Yam Laranas, Philippines 2011/Special Screening
This film is a special screening for the Horror Evening as it is cinematically
menacing and chilling.

Romancing in Thin Air
Johnnie To, Hong Kong 2011/Frescoes

Gangs of Wasseypur
Part 1 & Part 2/ Anurag Kashyap India 2012/ Mosaic

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