Incredible Indies: India’s New Independent Cinema Revolution
Sat 17 March, 3.30pm, London
Panel Discussion with Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram, Amarpal Gaind (Saregama and Yodlee Films), actress & producer Mamta Kaash and Vinky Singh, Digital Interfaced Media & Television Production.
A new wave of Indian Indies has revolutionised contemporary Indian cinema. These film firebrands are a refreshing alternative to Bollywood blockbusters, presenting a dynamic, vibrant and global meets local insight into modern Indian society and culture. They boldly take on controversial themes and issues, from female empowerment to LGBTQ rights, political and religious fundamentalism. With their universal aesthetic and incisive Indian content, the Indies blur cultural and cinematic borders and boundaries, appealing to the heart and mind, offering something for everyone.
In this specially-curated segment of the 20th UK Asian Film Festival, we showcase a handpicked array of the most seminal recent Indie films, epitomising the treasure trove of young talent on display in the distinctly different Indian Indie domain.
– Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Queen Mary University of London, Author of India’s New Independent Cinema: Rise of the Hybrid (Routledge, 2016)
Incredible Indies will follow this year’s Short Film Competition screening.
Venue: Regent Street Cinema, London
Ticket Price: £8.00 / £7.00