What to watch on Day 6 of Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival — Firstpost picks

FP Staff

Oct,16 2017 20:50 36 IST

The 19th edition of the Jio MAMI film festival is finally here, and there is so much to look forward to if you're a cinephile with unusual tastes! From off-beat Indian stories to international films that you may never have heard of, the festival can expose you to many types of cinema.

The lineup is extensive, and the thought of checking out each film can be exhausting, so Firstpost will provide you with a list of must-watch films that will help you narrow down your choices, every day.

A still from The Square. Image from Twitter/@SquareTheFilm

A still from The Square. Image from Twitter/@SquareTheFilm

The Sqaure

The winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2017, The Square is a Swedish satirical film directed by Ruben Östlund. Based on the head curator of a famous art museum, the film stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, and Terry Notary.

Zama

Based on the novel of the same name by Antonio di Benedetto, Zama premiered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. The film is also Argentina's official entry to the Oscars in the Foreign Film Language category. Set in the 18th century in colonial South America, Lucrecia Martel feature comes almost after a decade of absence which makes it even more riveting.

Centaur

Kyrgyzstan's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category for Oscars 2018, Centaur is a gripping tale about a man who steals horses and rides them into the night. He does this to make the horses aware of their strength and value in a commercialised world, where they're bought and sold like objects. As the film furthers, it brings forth the fallacies of the Kyrgyz society.

Ashwatthamma

This Pushpendra Singh directorial draws from the Hindu mythological character Ashwatthamma, who fought on the Kaurava's side in the epic was of Mahabharata. In the film, Ishvaku, a young boy who goes on to live in his maternal house after his mother is killed, comes face to face with a predicament similar to the tragic hero's. The film is a part of the India Gold category at MAMI.

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

The film is a look at the influx of Jewish actors in the early years of Bollywood. Australian documentary filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe shows the once celebrated Jewish-Indian actors — Sulochana, Pramila, Nadira, and Uncle David.