Nine Northeast films to be screened at Guwahati International Film Festival 2018

As many as nine films from Northeast India will be screened at the second Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF), which is starting in Guwahati from October 25.

‘Bhoga Khiriki’ (Broken Window) directed by Jahnu Barua will be the Opening film of GIFF 2018 which will be showcased at 6.30 pm on Thursday at the Kalakshetra Main Theatre.

Two other films also to be featured as a tribute to director include Assamese classic ‘Aparoopa’ (1982) by Jahnu Barua and ‘Prabhati Pakhir Gaan’ (1992) directed by Munin Baruah.

Six films, including ‘Kaaneen’(A Secret Search) by Monjul Baruah, ‘Calendar’ by Himjyoti Talukdar, ‘Chor’ by  Khanjan Kishore Nath, ‘Aamrityu’ by Arup Manna, ‘Xhoixobote Dhemalite’ by Bidyut Kotoky and  ‘Phehujali’ by Biswajeet Bora will feature in the Northeast Competition section of the festival.

Arup Manna’s ‘Aamrityu’ and Monjul Baruah’s ‘Kaaneen’ will also be screened in the India Premiere section.

The second Guwahati International Film festival, organized by the Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio with support from the Assam government, is set to showcase more than 100 films from across the world.

The festival opens on Thursday and will continue till October 31. Turkey film ‘Black Crow’ by Muhammet Tayfur Aydin will be the closing film.

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