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Portuguese film The Consul of Bordeaux to open IFFI 2011

By NewsDesk • Published on November 15, 2011

The 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will open with the Portuguese film The Consul of Bordeaux directed by Manuel Gonzales.

The film is based on the life of Portuguese consul general Aristides de Sousa Mendes in Bordeaux, France, who helped thousands of Jewish refugees to extricate themselves from France, after Hitler’s armed forces invaded Belgium and the Netherlands in May 1940.

The Indian Panorama section at the festival will open with Urumi, directed by Santosh Sivan.

The country in focus at the festival is USA while there will be a special section on Russian films.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog and Pina by Wim Wenders, among other films will be screened at the new 3D section in the festival.

The festival which will run from November 23-December 3 will be inaugurated by Shahrukh Khan at the opening ceremony in Margao.

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