Hyderabad: To mark the International Women’s Day, a Women’s Film Festival has been organized from 9th March to 11th March at NFAI. The festival has been jointly organized by NFAI, Aashay Film Club and the AAYAM Group of women in media.
This will be the 9th edition of the festival. The theme of this year’s edition is Travelling Women. The festival will be inaugurated on Friday, 9th March at 4:30pm. At the ceremony, the AAYAM group will felicitate travel blogger Ritu Harish Goyal for her evocative writings on the subject of travel. The festival will open with Sidney Pollack’s Out Of Africa, featuring Meryl Streep.
On 10th March 6pm, the festival will screen the Balu Mahendra’s Tamil film Moondram Pirai, in remembrance of actress Sridevi. T
he film features Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in what is regarded as one of her best performances, as a woman suffering from retrograde amnesia. It was later remade into Hindi as Sadma.
The festival will feature other acclaimed films including Away We Go, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Wild. The closing film is Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts. Before the closing film, Zelam Chaubal of Kesari Tours and Shubhada Joshi of Girikand Travels will share their travelling experiences.
On the 8th of March, NFAI will also host a special event “Parikathetil Rajkumari”, and screen audiovisual clips paying tribute to women in Indian cinema, from the birth of Indian cinema till the 1960s. The event will feature commentary by film expert Sulabha Ternikar, along with Vandana Kulkarni and Usman Shaikh.
All films will be screened with English subtitles and the entry to the festival is free for all. (INN)