Deepa Mehta to open Washington's South Asian Film Festival
The three-day annual film festival, which will kick-off with a red carpet reception and gala on September 9, would screen movies and documentaries from South Asian countries.
Bengali filmmaker Suman Ghosh's romantic movie "Mi Amor", starring Parambrata Chatterjee and Raima Sen, is the opening feature film of the fest.
"Mi Amor" is the story of two Indians, who are in their 30s and live in Miami. The staleness and loneliness of their diaspora life in the US makes them embark on an unusual romantic journey in an effort to spice up their life together.
As a tribute late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, the festival would also screen documentary "Kaagaz ki Kashti", which is also the closing film.
Kalki Koechlin-Naseeruddin Shah starrer "Waiting", Juhi Chawla's, "Chalk N Duster" are among the other films to be screened at the event.
Other eminent attendees of the film festival are director Jeffrey Brown, actress Seema Biswas, actor Rajit Kapur, Rati Agnihotri, Palomi Ghosh, and Pakistani actress Amna Ilyas and Pakistani director Harune Massey.