Lipstick Under My Burkha, A Death In The Gunj to be screened at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

IANS

Jul,29 2017 15:10 03 IST

Melbourne: Following in the footsteps of its previous edition, the upcoming Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) will again celebrate women's empowerment this year with screenings of Lipstick Under My Burkha, A Death In The Gunj and Doctor Rakhmabai.

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Konkona Sen Sharma in a still from Lipstick Under My Burkha. Twitter

The festival, which is in its eighth edition now, will take place from 10 to 22 August.

While the theme for this year is "Diversity in Cinema", the makers have decided to continue celebrating their theme from previous year, of women's empowerment.

The year gone by "was our year of women empowerment and we are continuing that celebration this year too with a key focus on the subject," Mitu Bhowmick Lange, director of the film festival, said in a statement.

"We have selected some of the best films that resonates with the idea of women empowerment, some with great subjects and some with great women (film) makers helming the projects. The festival is delight to present these different voices," Lange added.

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be felicitated at IFFM for her contribution to global cinema.