Ana Arabia (Israel-France) directed by Amos Gitai will open the 12th Pune International Film Festival 2014 to be held from January 9-16, 2014.
Kanyaka Talkies (Virgin Talkies) by KR Manoj is the only Indian film in World Competition section.
The films that will compete in Marathi cinema competition are: 72 Miles Ek Pravas by Rajeev Patil, Astu (So Be it) by Sumitra Bhave, Fandry by Nagraj Manjule, Maunraag (Monologue) by Vaibhav Abnave, Narbachi Wadi by Aditya Ajay Sarpotdar, Rege by Abhijit Panse and Tapaal (The Letter) by Laxman Utekar.
The festival will hold Country Focus sections on Taiwan, Hungary, Israel, France, South Korea and Spain. There will be Retrospectives of Hungarian director Istvan Szabo, Italian director Federico Fellini, Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic, American director Billy Wilder, French director Benoit Jacquot and Indian director Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Indian Cinema Today section will present films like Shyamaprasad’s Artist, Laxmikant Shetgaonkar’s Baga Beach, P. Sheshadri’s Bharath Stores, Kamal’s Celluloid, Manju Borah’s Ko-Yad, Salim Ahamed’s Kunjananthante Kada, Kamaleshwar Mukherjee’s Meghe Dhaka Tara, Indranil Roychowdhury’s Phoring, Rituparno Ghosh’s Satyanweshi and Joy Mathew’s Shutter.