Asura is based on a controversial manga by George Akiyama published in the 1970s. It tells the story of a boy who is born as a beast and learns to kill humans. His lost soul is saved by a young girl, Wakasa.
The Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit will be the Chief Guest for the opening ceremony of the festival at Siri Fort Complex.
The festival will pay tribute to Japanese filmmakers Koji Wakamatsu and Masao Adachi known for ‘pink films’.
Marco Mueller, the Director of Rome Film Festival will deliver the inaugural Mani Kaul Memorial Lecture at the festival.
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