Sep-Oct 2018 - Vol XV Issue 5


In 2018, TIFF’s India programme gets even better with its selection of eight great films that embrace genres, languages and new faces. The Indian presence and films grace almost every Toronto section: Gala Presentations (Anurag Kashyap's ‘Manmarziyaan’); Special Presentations features ‘Manto’, a film by director, actor, activist Nandita Das; Contemporary World Cinema has ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ from the world-feted, brilliant Rima Das, as well as ‘The Sweet Requiem’ by the director duo, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam.

Of special note is India's very first entry in TIFF's Midnight Madness with Vasan Bala’s ‘The Man Who Feels No Pain’. TIFF Docs premieres crusader Anand Patwardhan's latest documentary, ‘Reason’. Short Cuts presents two films, Sandhya Suri’s ‘The Field’ and Jayisha Patel’s ‘Circle’. Two major studio films from abroad connect with India: Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Wedding Guest’ and Anthony Maras’ 'Hotel Mumbai’.

Besides India at TIFF, this issue looks at Indian cinema’s reach at other recent festivals held at home and abroad, with news on the prizes won, the talent launched both new and established, films going to festivals, films being readied for festivals — all that gives Indian cinema its prime place on the world scene.