This year, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28 with close to 250 films from various countries to be screened at the premeir movie extravaganza. Amitabh Bachchan fans specially has a reason to rejoice and attend the festival as they will be treated to a retrospective of his films
While Paa (2009) will be the opening film, the other movies that are being screened are Sholay (1975), Deewar (1975), Black (2005), Piku (2015) and Badla announced national Film Archive of India.
The 50th edition of the festival is paying a tribute to Bachchan Sr, as he was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year. Incidentally, he is also the 50th recipient of this award.
Meanwhile, superstar Rajinikanth will be awarded with a special Icon of Golden Jubilee award announced Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: Veteran actor Rajinikanth (in pic 2-file pic) to be conferred with 'Icon of Golden Jubilee IFFI 2019' award at 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa pic.twitter.com/XAzIdgqaTK— ANI (@ANI) November 2, 2019
The minister also announced celebrated French actor Isabelle Huppert as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. In its golden jubilee year, the festival will screen 50 films by 50 female filmmakers to acknowledge the contribution of women in cinema, Javadekar said.
Russia will be the partner country at the festival this year.