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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Silva, Anurag Kashyap, Sion Sono, and Natasha Khan
  • Country: USA, U.K., India, Australia, Argentina, Japan
Madly is an international anthology of short films exploring love in all its permutations. Directed by some of the most vibrant filmmakers working today, the six stories in Madly portray contemporary love in all its glorious, sad, ecstatic, empowering, and erotic manifestations. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Gemma Atwal
  • Country: USA, U.K., India
Gemma Atwal's fascinating and dynamic epic follows Budhia, a four-year-old boy plucked from the slums of India and trained as a marathon prodigy by Biranchi Das, a larger-than-life judo coach who runs an orphanage in the eastern state of Orissa. But over the next five years and dozens of marathons, Budhia's roller-coaster journey turns from an uplifting story of promise and opportunity to one of greed, corruption, and broken dreams. |Read More
Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Directed By: Amit V Masurkar
  • Country: India
India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election—and with more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. With disarming charm, this film probes the nature of democracy as Newton, a young, idealistic office worker, becomes the torch bearer for political fairness when he volunteers to head up a polling station in the deepest jungle for 76 remote voters. |Read More
Drama, Comedy
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  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Rahee Punyashioka
  • Country: India
The lament over the ‘death’ of film is re-enacted digitally, as the screen-as-landscape reacts to the material exegeses of film—scratches, splices, sprockets, dust etc.—that are digitally [de/re]constructed, in (im)probable verisimilitude to Celluloid. The sound design, text, and voice-over contribute to the film experience, as it simultaneously criticizes it.

Screening in Shorts Program: Digital Dilemma |Read More
Powerless pubs


  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar
  • Country: India
Would you risk your life to flip a switch? In Kanpur, India, putting oneself in harm’s way to deliver electrical power is all too common. Powerless sheds light on the opposing corners of this political ring, from an electrical Robin Hood tapping wires for neighbors to the myopic utility company whose failure to understand economics forces it deeper into financial disarray. This vibrant exposé gives a whole new meaning to the words “power struggle.” |Read More
Female Director(s), Crime, Documentary
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 128 minutes
  • Directed By: Mira Nair
  • Country: USA, India, Pakistan
Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake) returns with another spellbinding adaptation of a celebrated bestseller. Pakistan-born Changez (Riz Ahmed) turns a Princeton degree into a cushy life on Wall Street with a gorgeous girlfriend (Kate Hudson). Then the Twin Towers fall, and his American dream shatters amid interrogations and overwhelming national distrust. He soon questions his allegiances, as this thriller exposes the dangers of being a stranger in your own land. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, Relationships
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  • Release Year: 1951
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Country: USA, India
A not-to-be-missed screening of a recent restoration, which returns one of the most memorable and lovely color films of all time to its original glow. A group of English colonials on the banks of the Ganges gradually succumb to India's eternal perspectives. Renoir's images flow with the same languor as the metaphorical river. In English. |Read More


  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Dev Benegal
  • Country: USA, India
Loath to take over the family hair-oil business, young Vishnu jumps at the chance to drive his uncle's beat-up Chevy truck across India to its new owner. The young runaway, wandering old entertainer, and beautiful woman he picks up along the way make for a magical journey that will change Vishnu's life. With the sumptuous landscape of India as his canvas, director Dev Benegal paints a delightfully original road movie. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • Directed By: Remo
  • Country: India
The story of a disheartened dancer and a disabled boy--both of whose lives are transformed by the magic and power of Chhou, a traditional Bengali dance of great spectacle and color-is recounted movingly, if improbably, by a renowned Bollywood choreographer. |Read More
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra
  • Country: USA, India
Dipti, Amrita and Ritu are all young, modern women in India looking to get married—some desperately, some reluctantly. A Suitable Girl follows them over the course of four years as they juggle family, career and friends, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage, giving them a voice, and offering a unique perspective into the nuances of this institution. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Asian American Director(s), TFF Alumni


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