Thursday, June 26, 2014

5th Jagran Film Festival to open on 5th July in New Delhi

5th Jagran Film Festival to open on 5th July in New Delhi

The festival will travel to 14 cities across India

The festival that created a furore with its vast span and a wide spectrum of never before presented cinema is back with a bang. This time, Jagran Film Festival presents an even wider range of cinemas of the world. The 5th Jagran Film Festival will unveil its collection in New Delhi between 5th July, 2014 to 9th July, 2014 and in Mumbai between 23rd September, 2014 to 28th September, 2014. Post its conclusion in Delhi, the festival will travel to 14 cities across India and present Cinema that hardly reaches these regions.

The festival seeks to bring alive the strife and struggles of human beings, social groups and the human race in general which rose against oppression and torture, taming of the human spirit, freedom, liberty  and other human values. This special section brings together seven features, four international and three Indian, dedicated to the fight to free human lives and minds.

“The 5th edition of the Jagran film Festival this year presents a special section ‘Cinema of the Uprising’ with a clutch of seven very special films. Freedom of human spirit has been a subject close to ‘The Jagran Philosophy’ always and when we were deciding on the Festival content, we chose this subject and the films made around this theme”, says Basant Rathore, Vice President, Jagran Group.
The list includes, ‘Beatriz’s War’(East Timor), ‘Outside The Law’(Algeria/Tunisia,France), ‘Battleship Potemkin’ (Russia- Silent),   ‘The Trial of Joan of Arc’ (France), ‘Birsa Munda’ (India), ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ (India) and Kerala V​a​rma Pazhassi Raja (India). 

The Indian Showcase and the International Competition sections which were a rage in the last edition of the festival are back with a clutch of 20 feature films each. The Shorts film section called Jagran Shorts will present a collection of 20 international short films in New Delhi and in Mumbai.

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