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KHULLAMKHULLA - FILM FESTIVALS

Mumbai Film Festival: Khullamkhulla Guide

This has not been a particularly great year for art house cinema. However, Mumbai Film Festival, the weeklong event that opens on 17th October 2013 and ends on 24th October 2013, has tried its best, within various constraints, to get for your viewing pleasure some of the best films of this year.

And here is the Khullamkhulla guide for your easy reference: -

Lesbian Love & Sex (Palme d’Or Winner)

Blue Is The Warmest Color (La Vie d’Adèle - Chapitres 1 & 2)
Dir.: Abdellatif Kechiche
(France / 2013 / Col. / 179’)

Nubile Sex & New Age Liberalism

Young & Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie)
Dir.: François Ozon
(France / 2013 / Col. / 95’)

Extreme Bone Chilling Violence

Heli
Dir.: Amat Escalante
(Mexico / 2013 / Col. / 105’)

Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (Vic et Flo ont vu un ours)
Dir.: Denis Côté
(Canada / 2013 / Col. / 90')

Caricature/Visceral Violence

Only God Forgives
Dir.: Nicolas Winding Refn
(Denmark / 2013 / Col. / 90’)

The Act of Killing
Dir.: Joshua Oppenheimer
(Denmark-Norway-UK / 2012 / Col. / 115')

A Touch Of Sin (Tian Zhu ding)
Dir.: JIA zhangke
(China-Japan / 2013 / Col. / 133’)

Horror

Killer Toon (Deo Web-toon: Ye-go Sal-in)
Dir.: Yong-gyun Kim
(South Korea / 2013 / Col. / 104')

Thriller & Philosophy Combo

Shield Of Straw (Wara No Tate)
Dir.: Takashi Miike
(Japan / 2013 / Col. / 124’)

Layla Fourie
Dir.: Pia Marais
(Germany / 2013 / Col. / 105’)

Award Winners

Inside Llewyn Davis
Dir.: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
(USA / 2013 / Col. / 105’)

Le Passé (The Past)
Dir.: Asghar Farhadi
(France / 2013 / Col. / 130’)

Closed Curtains
Dir.: Jafar Panahi, Kamboziya Partovi
(Iran / 2013 / Col. / 106’)

The Missing Picture (L'image manquante)
Dir.: Rithy Panh
(Cambodia-France / 2013 / Col. / 90')

La jaula de oro
Dir.: Diego Quemada-Díez
(Mexico / 2013 / Col. / 102')

Inside Llewyn Davis
Dir.: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
(USA / 2013 / Col. / 105’)

Gloria
Dir.: Sebastián Lelio
(Chile-Spain / 2013 / Col. / 110')

Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost
Dir.: Anup Singh
(India (Panjabi) / 2013 / Col. / 109')

The Rocket
Dir.: Kim Mordaunt
(Australia-Laos-Thailand / 2013 / Col. / 96’)

Satire

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)
Dir.: Paolo Sorrentino
(Italy / 2013 / Col. / 142’)

Usual Comedy

60 going on 12 (12 ans d'âge)
Dir.: Frédéric Proust
(France / 2013 / Col. / 89’)

Established Names

The Spirit of '45
Dir.: Ken Loach
(UK / 2013 / Col. / 94')

All Is Lost
Dir.: J.C Chandor
(USA / 2013 / Col. / 106’)

The Fifth Estate
Dir.: Bill Condon
(USA-Belgium / 2013 / Col. / 124')

The Canyons
Dir.: Paul Schrader
(USA / 2013 / Col. / 99’)

The Butler
Dir.: Lee Daniels
(USA / 2013 / Col. / 132’)

A Long and Happy Life (Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn)
Dir.: Boris Khlebnikov
(Russia / 2013 / Col. / 80')

A Castle in Italy (Un château en Italie)
Dir.: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
(France / 2013 / Col. / 104’)

Before Midnight
Dir.: Richard Linklater
(USA / 2013 / Col. / 109')

Gold
Dir.: Thomas Arslan
(Germany / 2013 / Col. / 101’)

The Immigrant
Dir.: James Gray
(USA / 2013 / Col. / 120’)

3x3D
Dir.: Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, Edgar Pêra
(France-Portugal / 2013 / Col. / 70') - 3D

The Nun (La Religieuse)
Dir.: Guillaume Nicloux
(France, Germany, Belgium / 2013 / Col. / 114’)

Mr. Morgan's Last Love
Dir.: Sandra Nettelbeck
(Germany-Belgium / 2013 / Col. / 116')

Michael Kohlhaas
Dir.: Arnaud des Pallières
(France-Germany / 2013 / Col. / 122')

Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme)
Dir.: Xavier Dolan
(Canada-France / 2013 / Col. / 105')

The Face Of Love
Dir.: Arie Posin
(USA / 2013 / Col. / 92’)

Invincible (Ajeyo)
Dir.: Jahnu Barua
(India (Assamese) / 2013 / Col. / 116')

Machete Kills
Dir.: Robert Rodriguez
(USA-Russia / 2013 / Col. / 107')

Mood Indigo (L'Écume des jours)
Dir.: Michel Gondry
(France-Belgium / 2013 / Col. / 125’)

Locke
Dir.: Steven Knight
(USA-UK / 2013 / Col. / 85')

Grigris
Dir.: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
(France / 2013 / Col. / 101')

Burning Bush (Horící ker)
Dir.: Agnieszka Holland
(Czech Republic / 2013 / Col. / 240')

Saving General Yang
Dir.: Ronny Yu
(Hong Kong-China / 2013 / Col. / 102')

Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
Dir.: Barmak Akram
(Afghanistan-France / 2013 / Col. / 85')

We have been hearing nice things about these

The Selfish Giant
Dir.: Clio Barnard
(UK / 2013 / Col. / 95')

Who is Dayani Cristal
Dir.: Marc Silver
(UK-USA-Mexico / 2013 / Col. / 80')

Diego Star
Dir.: Frédérick Pelletier
(Canada-Belgium / 2013 / Col. / 91')

Faith Connections
Dir.: Pan Nalin
(India-France / 2013 / Col. / 115')

Jadoo
Dir.: Amit Gupta
(UK / 2013 / Col. / 90')

Fandry
Dir.: Nagraj Manjule
(India (Marathi) / 2013 / Col. / 103')

The Plague (La Plaga)
Dir.: Neus Ballús
(Spain / 2013 / Col. / 85')

Medeas
Dir.: Andrea Pallaoro
(Italy-Mexico-USA / 2013 / Col. / 98')

The Japanese Dog (Cainele Japonez)
Dir.: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
(Romania / 2013 / Col. / 85')

The Strange Little Cat (Das merkwürdige Kätzchen)
Dir.: Ramon Zürcher
(Germany / 2013 / Col. / 72')

The Mute (El mudo)
Dir.: Daniel Vega, Diego Vega
(Peru-France-Mexico / 2013 / Col. / 86')

The World of Goopi and Bagha (Goopy gawaiya bagha bajaiya)
Dir.: Shilpa Ranade
(India (Hindi) / 2013 / Col. / 78')

Enjoy the festival.

Rajesh Kumar Singh