It’s been two weeks but the memories of a great afternoon still linger – and to say nothing of the film…
IT WAS THE AUDIENCE favourite at the Birmingham Indian Film Festival and the film, ‘Sir’ certainly impressed our guests to a screening at the BFI Southbank, during the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF, June 20-29).
ACV and LIFF guests enjoyed drinks and nibbles prior to the screening on Sunday, June 23, and had the opportunity to meet with ‘Sir’ film director Rohena Gera as part of our celebration of 10 years of LIFF.
We marked 5 years and so it seemed only fitting…sadly, Cary Sawhney, founder of LIFF and executive director could not make it to our reception.
Neverthless, it was good to mark 10 years of the fest in the very same building where Sawhney met me to tell me (when I was editor of Eastern Eye) he was launching an ‘Indian film festival’… Congratulations on his achievement and his MBE for services to film (Sawhney curates films from South Asia for the London Film Festival and worked for the BFI previously) …here’s to another 10 years, Cary and the team!
‘Sir’ has played over many parts of western Europe and has proved very popular, since its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year. We were in Cannes to cover Gera’s debut feature fiction film there. More on her and the film here.
(Sailesh Ram, editor of www.asianculturevulture.com)
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Thanks to Sam Astaire (from LIFF) for taking these great pictures! We will post a video here later too…
To view, click on picture and use arrows < > by moving cursor to the middle; to close picture, click x on top right; to close gallery, click outside the picture frame…For caption only, hover cursor over picture – enjoy!