Saturday 27 June 2020 2:14 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON June 27: At a time when majority of the community are staying indoors due to the pandemic it’s perfect opportunity to spend some quality time watching some of the Indian classics which are selected for screening FREE on https://www.loveliffathome.com.
The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival and Birmingham Indian Film Festival have joined forces to offer an online festival, LOVE LIFF AT HOME, a unique showcase of films and “In Conversation” interviews by leading South Asian talent from 25th June to the 5th July.
The festival will be FREE to Watch on https://www.loveliffathome.com. Some films are strictly time limited showings. Feature films will only be available in the UK. Exclusive interviews will be viewable world-wide. The programme will be updated regularly at www.loveliffathome.com
Some of the most sought after films which are screened free are:
Inspired by real events, Prakash Jha’s family film Pareeksha starring Adil Hussain explores one teenager’s passion to study, in spite of being poor and the lengths a father will go, to seeing his son’s aspirations come true.
This inspiring film highlights some of the gaping social inequalities facing many low income families around the developing world.
Moothon is a gritty, fast paced, slum gangster story with a surprising LGBTQ+ romance seeded within, exploring conflicting emotions of love and loss. It is directed by Kerala child actress & film star turned director Geetu Mohandas and produced by Anurag Kashyap.
The MisEducation of Bindu directed by Prarthana Mohan is a coming of age comedy, starring Hollywood rising star Megan Suri, indie actor David Arquette and Priyanka Bose.
Tackling issues such as bullying, fitting in and identity, the film focuses on the peculiar and chaotic world of teenage misfits as the naive Bindu arrives in an American high school and disastrously gets a crush on the wrong boy.
The Festival will also screen classics such as Kerala stalwart, Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s BFI Sutherland Trophy winner Elippathayam (The Rat Trap), Bengali master, Buddhadeb Das Gupta’s epic award-winning tale Uttara (The Wrestlers) through to the visually ravishing widescreen vista of Sturla Gunnerson’s documentary Monsoon.
The festival finishes with conversations by some of the world’s best loved Indian talent including Hollywood star Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Love Sonia) and Canadian director Deepa Mehta (Fire, Earth, Water) talking about their careers.
Each of these unique conversations will be available online peppered throughout the festival giving our audience exclusive access to some A-list talent .
Mixing it up further, the festival explores issues around Black Lives Matter and racism with a rare screening of the timeless, Mississippi Masala.
Starring a young Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury, Mira Nair’s classic film explores issues of race, class and privilege as an Indian woman born in Africa and raised in America, falls in love with a black African American man in rural Mississippi.
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