Costa-Gavras and Kamal Haasan to be felicitated

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Mumbai Film 2013

Mumbai Film 2013

The 15th Mumbai Film Festival is drawing closer. Organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) and supported by the Department of Culture, Government of Maharashtra, the eight days of celebration of cinema will begin on the 17th October, 2013 and will continue till 24th October, 2013. This year, on the cards, are many major announcements that will take the level of the film festival to newer heights, making it one of Asia’s finest and most prestigious events.

Missing

Missing

Today, the names of the recipients of its esteemed Lifetime Achievement Awards will be announced. This year, the festival and the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) will bestow the Academy Award-winner French filmmaker, Costa-Gavras with its Lifetime Achievement Award. One of French cinema’s most internationally-renowned filmmakers, Gavras is best known for his political thrillers, such as the Best Foreign Language Oscar-winner Z (1969); Missing (1982), for which Gavras won the Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Oscar; The Little Apocalypse (1993) and Amen (2002). Hailed as one of the world’s living legends in cinema, the Greek-born Gavras has also been conferred with the title of French Knighthood. The winner of numerous international film awards, he has been on the jury of various film festivals. Since 2007, he has also been serving as the President of Cinémathèque Française, one of the world’s largest film archives.

Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

Along with Gavras, the legendary Indian actor-director Kamal Haasan will also be bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Haasan is one of the stalwarts of Indian cinema, who has recently completed 50 years as an actor, director, writer, producer, singer, choreographer and lyricist. He has over 190 films to his credit, across genres, industries and languages including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

The Mumbai Film Festival is currently in its 15th edition. Over the years, it has grown to become one of the most celebrated cultural events of the country. This edition of the festival will screen over 200 films from 65 countries and would soon be open for the thousands of cinema lovers to become a part of this celebration in the real spirit of cinema.

For more information : www.mumbaifilmfest.org

 

 

 

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