A great moment of pride...
The 13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) will kick start from April 10 with an exclusive screening of acclaimed director Deepa Mehta’s Midnight's Children, based on award-winning writer Salman Rushdie’s novel.
According to festival organizers, the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC),Mehta and Rushdie, who also adapted the screenplay, producer David Hamilton, cast members Sarita Choudhury and Samrat Chakrabarti, too would be in attendance.
Moreover, Paladin and 108 Media will be officially releasing Midnight’s Children in major US cities starting in New York City on April 26.
She dreamed over 30 years ago...
Mehta, who returns to NYIFF after her Oscar-nominated film Water opened the film festival in 2005, said that they have had a very long and creatively fruitful relationship with NYIFF. Fire, the very first film in the elemental Trilogy was shown there and almost every film she have made since while he added that it is enormously pleasing for her to be once again collaborating with NYIFF and bringing to their extremely audience showing outstanding judgment and understanding about the film Midnight’s Children, a film that she have been dreaming of doing since she first read the book over 30 years ago.
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Midnight’s Children tells the magical, wide-spanning story of how two babies, born within moments of India proclaiming Independence from Britain and are switched at birth while they are forever marked by history.
Rushdie who is long-time supporter of NYIFF, and also narrated the film says that he is delighted the film of is to be given this preview screening in New York by his old friends at NYIFF.
Fact-fully, Midnight’s Children" has played at festivals worldwide to much critical acclaim.
In fact, widely recognised as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally, IAAC’s NYIFF will announce the full line-up of screenings and events for the festival by March 22. NYIFF happens to be the oldest and most prestigious Indian film festival in the US dedicated to showcasing, promoting and building an awareness of Independent, art house, alternate and diaspora films from and about connection to the Indian subcontinent.
It's indeed a great moment of pride for Indians to see their intellectual power in cinematic excellence and literature is gaining global applause!