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International Film Festival of India comes to close in Goa

Panaji:28/11/21:The annual International Film Festival of India, IFFI, comes to an end today. The star-studded musical extravaganza heralded nine days of films and events in Goa. Films in various categories were showcased and numerous artists were honored.

AIR correspondent reports that the festival will conclude with Asghar Farhadi’s film A Hero. For over 50 years, IFFI has been one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. The last day started with Festival Kaleidoscope movie Compartment No.6. Juho Kuosmanen’s charming latest film follows two strangers who form an unexpected bond while sharing a long train ride across Russia.

The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. It shared the Grand Prix with Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero. In the World Panorama segment, movies such as Tailor, Asterrarium, The Seed, Celts, Fathers and Book of Delights were screened on the last day today.

This year’s Lifetime Award-winning Director Istvan Szabo’s movies Colonel Red, Father and Mephisto were screened today. 1981 movie, Mephisto is the first Hungarian film to have won an Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film.

Director Dimitris Kanellopoulos’s Greek film Pack of Sheep was shown as part of the Debut competition. Winner of the Caméra d’Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, Sri Lankan “The Forsaken Land” a part of Jury package, is a masterclass in cinematography, with the director focusing all his efforts in that department.

The films that were screened today as part of the special tribute to the legendary Actor Sean Connery are – ‘From Russia with Love’, ‘You Only Live Twice’ and ‘The Hunt For Red October’.

Movie Olga in the Sports category will be screened in a short while.

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