LGBT films to re­flect the di­ver­sity theme at IFFM

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Known for its dif­fer­ent and unique themes ev­ery year, the In­dian Film Fes­ti­val of Mel­bourne has never failed to im­press movie lovers. Af­ter last year’s theme of women’s em­pow­er­ment, this year’s fes­ti­val that starts to­mor­row, will screen 60+ films of 20 In­dian lan­guages, of which, a few will cel­e­brate the di­ver­sity of the LGBTQ com­mu­nity. Amongst the much-awaited ones is, Sisak, a silent film by Faraz Arif An­sari about two gay men, who meet and fall in love dur­ing a train jour­ney. “I’m thrilled to have Sisak se­lected at IFFM! It is In­dia’s first silent LGBTQ love story and the recog­ni­tion, awards and ac­co­lades it has been win­ning across the world is ex­tremely over­whelm­ing. I wish I could’ve at­tended IFFM but I’ll be in Swe­den, where Sisak is clos­ing the Pride Week and open­ing Swe­den’s most pres­ti­gious film fes­ti­val, Live at Heart,” says An­sari.

Other films to be screened at the fes­ti­val in­clude My Son is Gay, a Tamil movie di­rected by Lokesh Ku­mar, which is about the dark re­al­ity of ac­cep­tance. An­other film, Chron­i­cles of Hari, di­rected by Ananya Kasar­valli, is about Hari, a theatre ac­tor, who be­gins to ques­tion his identity.

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