The Bagri Foundation is delighted to support the London Indian Film Festival, an incredible festival which reveals the richness of South Asian culture and offers a wonderful platform for emerging talent. This year we will examine themes such as gender, identity and mental health through thought provoking films, panel discussions and debates which will inspire and entertain.
The powerful Parched, directed by Leena Yadav, one of the seven female directors being represented this year, will open the festival. Highlights of this year’s programme include: hilarious Indian comedy, Brahman Naman, a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, entitled Arshinagar and a double bill of Director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s celebrated documentaries, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness and Song of Lahore. The festival will close with the world premiere of Toba Tek Singh, a moving film set in a mental institution, amidst the chaos of the partition. We are honoured to be joined by some of the greatest icons of Indian cinema, Shekhar Kapur, Kamal Haasan and Sharmila Tagore.
We are particularly proud to support the Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition again this year, which gives a wonderful platform for young filmmakers to showcase their artistic talents and cinematic vision.
Check out the programme here.