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2017
19 th
VISION
The Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival with Star is an inclusive movie feast. We
showcase the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema. We offer the best of world
cinema to the people of Mumbai and we offer the best of Indian cinema to the
world.
The Festival is run by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image popularly known as
MAMI. This is a space where we revel in the sheer pleasure of cinema, the joy it gives
us and how much it enhances our lives. The goal is to nurture and ignite a passion
for movies.
PROGRAMMING
2017
COMPETITIVE
SECTIONS
INDIA GOLD
India Gold is a competition section for Indian feature lms. Through this section, the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film
Festival with Star showcases breakthrough and contemporary Indian lms, made within the current year.

ASHWATTHAMA RALANG ROAD


Dir: Pushpendra Singh | Brij Dir: Karma Takapa | Nepali

SEXY DURGA
Dir: Ektara Collective | Hindi Dir: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan | Malayalam

Dir: Devashish Makhija | Hindi Dir: Anushka Meenakshi, Iswar Srikumar | Chokri

VILLAGE ROCKSTARS
Dir: Dipesh Jain | Hindi Dir: Rima Das | Assamese

JUZE ZOO
Dir: Miransha Naik | Konkani Dir: Shlok Sharma | Hindi

MACHINES
Dir: Rahul Jain | Hindi
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
The section is a prestigious platform that shines a spotlight on new cinematic voices. It is open to debut
filmmakers from all over the world who have films made within the current year.

APOSTASY OBLIVION VERSES


Dir: Daniel Kokotajlo Dir : Alireza Khatami
UK | English, Urdu France, Germany, Netherlands, Chile | Spanish

BAD LUCKY GOAT OH LUCY!


Dir: Samir Oliveros, Dir : Atsuko Hirayanagi
Colombia | Creole USA, Japan | English, Japanese

I AM NOT A WITCH QUEST


Dir: Rungano Nyoni, Dir : Jonathan Olshefski
UK, France | English, Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga USA | English

MONTPARNASSE BIENVENUE (JEUNE FEMME) SCARY MOTHER (SASHI DEDA)


Dir: Leonor Seraille Dir: Ana Urushadze
France | French Georgia, Estonia | Georgian

MORE (DAHA) SUMMER 1993 (ESTIU 1993)


Dir: Onur Saylak Dir: Carla Simn
Turkey | Turkish Spain | Catalan

MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND THE WOUND


Dir: Ana Asensio Dir: John Trengove
USA, Spain | English, Spanish South Africa | Xhosa
OUT OF COMPETITION
INDIA STORY
ASK THE SEXPERT PUSHKAR PURAN
Dir: Vaishali Sinha | English Dir: Kamal Swaroop | Hindi

A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS RETURNING TO THE FIRST BEAT
Dir: Prateek Vats | Bengali
Dir: Surabhi Sharma | Hindi

BHASMASUR THE FORSAKEN


Dir: Nishil Sheth | Hindi
Dir: Jiju Antony | Marathi

THE SUMMER OF MIRACLES


Dir: Amshan Kumar | Tamil
Dir: Prasanth Vijay | Malayalam

NIMMO
Dir: Rahul Shanklya | Hindi
WALKING WITH THE WIND
Dir: Praveen Morchhale | Ladakhi

Dir: Girish Mohite | Marathi


WORLD CINEMA
24 FRAMES BRIGSBY BEAR CLAIRES CAMERA
Dir: Abbas Kiarostami Dir: Dave McCary (KEUL-LE- EO-UI KA-ME- LA)
Iran, France | English, Farsi USA | English Dir: Hong Sangsoo
South Korea | Korean, French
A GENTLE CREATURE (KROTKAYA) CALIFORNIA DREAMS
Dir: Sergei Loznitsa Dir: Mike Ott DEVILS FREEDOM
Ukraine | Russian USA | English
(LA LIBERTAD DEL DIABLO)
Dir: Everardo Gonzlez
A SUITABLE GIRL CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Mexico | Spanish
Dir: Sarita Khurana, Smriti Mundhra Dir: Luca Guadagnino
USA | English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi Italy, France | English, Italian, French DINA
Dir: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
USA | English
APRILS DAUGHTER CENTAUR
(LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL) Dir: Aktan Arym Kubat FREE AND EASY
Dir: Michel Franco Kyrgyzstan , France , Germany , Dir: Geng Jun
Mexico | Spanish Netherlands | Kirghiz Hong Kong | Mandarin
BARLEY FIELDS ON THE OTHER CHAVELA
SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN Dir: Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi HOLY CAMP! (LA LLAMADA)
Dir: Tian Tsering USA | Spanish, Portuguese Dir: Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi
UK | Tibetan Spain | Spanish

BEACH RATS CITY OF GHOSTS INVISIBLE


Dir: Eliza Hittman Dir: Matthew Heineman Dir: Pablo Giorgelli
USA | English USA | Arabic Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Germany,
France | Spanish
WORLD CINEMA
IT COMES AT NIGHT ON BODY AND SOUL (TESTRL S LLEKRL)
Dir: Trey Edward Shults Dir: Ildik Enyedi
USA | English Hungary | Hungarian

LIES WE TELL ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE


Dir: Mitu Misra (BAMUI HAEBYUN-EOSEO HONJA)
UK | English Dir: Hong Sangsoo
South Korea | Korean
LOVELESS (NELYUBOV)
Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev ONE THOUSAND ROPES
Russia | Russian Dir: Tusi Tamasese
New Zealand | Samoan, English
LOVING PIA (AT ELSKE PIA)
Dir: Daniel Borgman PENDULAR
Denmark | Danish Dir: Julia Murat
Brazil, Argentina | Portuguese
MARLINA THE MURDERER
IN FOUR ACTS SIGNATURE MOVE
Dir: Jennifer Reeder
Dir: Mouly Surya
USA | English, Urdu, Spanish
Indonesia, France, Malaysia, Thailand | Indonesian
SPOOR (POKOT)
NOTHINGWOOD Dir: Agnieszka Holland
Dir: Sonia Kronlund Poland, Germany, Czech Republic | Polish
France, Germany | Dari, French
SWEET COUNTRY
NOVEMBER Dir: Warwick Thornton
Dir: Rainer Sarnet Australia | English, Arrernte
Estonia | Estonian, German
WORLD CINEMA
THE DAY AFTER (GEU-HU) THE PARTY
Dir: Hong Sangsoo Dir: Sally Potter
South Korea | Korean UK | English

THE DEPARTURE THE SQUARE


Dir: Lana Wilson Dir: Ruben stlund
USA | Japanese Sweden, France, Denmark | English, Swedish

THE FLORIDA PROJECT THELMA


Dir: Sean Baker Dir: Joachim Trier
USA | English Norway, Sweden, France, Denmark | Norwegian

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE UNTITLED


(TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN) Dir: Michael Glawogger & Monika Willi
Dir: Aki Kaurismaki Austria, Germany | English, German
Finland, Germany | Finnish, English, Arabic
VAZANTE
THE SUMMIT Dir: Daniela Thomas
Dir: Santiago Mitre Brazil, Portugal | Portuguese
Argentina, Spain, France | Spanish
WAJIB
Dir: Annemarie Jacir
THE THIRD MURDER (SANDOME NO SATSUJIN) Palestine, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Qatar, UAE |
Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda Arabic
Japan | Japanese
OPENING
FILM
MUKKABAAZ
Dir: Anurag Kashyap

The story of Mukkabaaz is set in the city of Bareilly in Uttar


Pradesh. Shravan (Vineet Kumar Singh) is a lower-caste
boxer struggling to leave his mark and making the case
with his fists that he deserves a chance to compete. His
career is threatened after he delivers a nasty right hook
to the face of Bhagwan his employer, the local kingpin,
and the top boxing promoter in the region. Following this
melee, Bhagwan does everything he can to stop Shravan
from ascending up the ranks, including preventing him
from pursuing the woman he has fallen in love with,
Sunaina. Bhagwan will go to any length to punish and
humiliate Shravan. But what he doesnt count on is
Shravans tough-mindedness. Hes been an underdog all
his life and will stop at nothing to go all the way to the
Indian National Boxing Championship.
INTERNATIONAL
COMPETITION JURY
JOHN
MADDEN
HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL JURY

John Philip Madden is an English director of film, television, theatre, and radio. An alumnus of the University of
Cambridge with a B.A. in English Literature, he began his career with theatre, before moving on to the BBC and entering
the world of radio and television. With several prominent television titles to his credit, including Prime Suspect 4 and
episodes of Sherlock Holmes, Madden turned his focus to feature films in the early nineties. His film Shakespeare
in Love won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1998 as well as the Silver Bear at the 49th annual Berlin International Film
Festival. His recent successes include much-loved The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel series and Miss Sloane (2016). Along
with his work as a director, Madden serves as a jury member for the digital studio Filmaka, a platform for undiscovered
filmmakers to showcase their work to industry professionals.
ALEXIS ZABE CELINA JADE

Alexis Zabe is a cinematographer from Mexico City whose Celina Jade is a Hong Kong-American actress, singer,
work spans various platforms with films, commercials, songwriter, model and martial artist. Her early career
and music videos. In 2004, he garnered widespread as a singer, which began when she was only 14, got her
acclaim for his work on fellow film-school graduate widespread success and numerous No. 1 hits across Asia.
Fernando Eimbckes film Duck Season, and earned his first As an actress, she has several noteworthy roles to her
Cinematography Honors at Mexicos Ariel Awards. He has credit, including that of Shado in the first two season of
since worked on several acclaimed titles including Carlos CWs Arrow. Her most recent success is her leading role the
Reygadas Silent Light (2007) and Post Tenebras Lux (2012), Chinese action megahit Wolf Warrior 2 (2017).
both of which won awards at the Cannes Film Festival. In
2013, Zabe worked as the cinematographer on the music
video of Pharrell Williams widely popular song Happy.
His most recent feature film is Sean Bakers The Florida
Project, which premiered at Cannes 2017.
KONKONA SANTIAGO
SENSHARMA MITRE

Konkona Sensharma is an award-winning actress and film Santiago Mitre is an Argentine film director and screenwriter.
director. Beginning her career as a child artist in Bengali He began his directorial work with a short film in 2002, and
films at the age of 4, she has now acted in over 40 films continued to work on commercials for the next four years.
in Hindi, Bengali and English. Her performance in Mr. and He went on to work as a writer on several notable feature
Mrs. Iyer (2002) earned her a National Film Award for Best films, including Pablo Traperos Lions Den(2008), Carancho
Actress along with widespread critical acclaim. She won (2010), and White Elephant (2012) all of which showcased
her second National Film Award four years later for her at various editions of the Cannes Film Festival. He continued
performance in Omkara in 2006, which was also the year to earn critical praise as a filmmaker with his own directorial
she debuted as director with her short film Naamkoron. In works The Student (2011) and Paulina (2015), with the latter
2016, she established herself as a director with her debut winning him the Critics Week Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI
feature film A Death in the Gunj while continuing her Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. His most recent feature, The
work as an acclaimed actress with Alankrita Shrivastavas Summit (2017), opened at Cannes Un Certain Regard to
Lipstick Under My Burkha. widespread acclaim.
BOARD OF
TRUSTEES
KIRAN RAO
CHAIRPERSON

Kiran Rao is an acclaimed director and producer (Peepli Live, Delhi Belly). Her directorial debut,
Dhobi Ghat, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was later screened at the London
Film Festival and the Shanghai International Film Festival.

NITA M. AMBANI
FOUNDER & CHAIRPERSON, RELIANCE FOUNDATION & CO-CHAIR

Nita Ambani is an educationist, philanthropist, businesswoman and a noted proponent of sports.


Nita is the Founder Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, which has impacted the lives of over seven
million people. She provides leadership to 14 schools and is the Founder Chairperson of Dhirubhai
Ambani International School, Indias No. 1 International School. She heads the Sir H.N. Reliance
Foundation Hospital, a state-of-the-art multi-specialty hospital in Mumbai.
Nita is the architect of Mumbai Indians, which won the IPL trophy in 2013 and 2015 and the Champions
League T20.

ANUPAMA CHOPRA
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Anupama Chopra is a film critic, television anchor and book author. She has been writing about
Bollywood since 1993. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Hindustan
Times, The Los Angeles Times and Vogue (India)
FARHAN AKHTAR
FILMMAKER

Farhan Akhtar shot into prominence with his directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and followed
it up with Lakshya (2004) and Don (2006). As an actor, he was noticed for his performances in
Karthik Calling Karthik (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), and
Wazir (2016). He has also produced films such as Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. (2007), Rock On!
(2008) and Fukrey (2013).

KARAN JOHAR
FILMMAKER

The multi-faceted Karan wears many caps with ease. Besides being an acclaimed director and one of
the most influential men in the industry today, Karan is also a television personality, a talk show host,
a costume designer and the latest feather in his cap is that of being an actor. His talk show Koffee
with Karan has the distinction of being the most watched English talk show on Indian television.

VIKRAMADITYA MOTWANE
FILMMAKER

Vikramaditya Motwane began his career in filmmaking by assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Hum Dil
De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002). He also served as an assistant to directors Deepa Mehta
and Anurag Kashyap. His directorial debut Udaan (2010) was screened as part of the Un Certain
Regard section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. He later directed the Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi
Sinha-starrer Lootera (2013) and co-founded Phantom Films with Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyap
and Vikas Bahl.
DEEPIKA PADUKONE
ACTOR

Deepika is one of Bollywoods most successful and popular actors. Her films such as Cocktail, Goliyon
Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela and Finding Fanny have been critical and commercial successes.

RITEISH DESHMUKH
ACTOR & FILMMAKER

Riteish Deshmukh debuted as an actor in 2003 with Tujhe Meri Kasam and since then has starred in
a diverse array of films such as Bluffmaster (2005), Darna Zaroori Hai (2006), Rann (2010), Housefull
(2010), Ek Villain (2014) and Banjo (2016). He has also ventured into film production with Ravi
Jadhavs Balak Palak (2013), Lai Bhaari (2014) and Mahesh Limayes Yellow (2014), a few of the most
acclaimed films of recent times.

AJAY BIJLI
CHAIRMAN & MD, PVR LTD.

Ajay Bijlis passion for movies led him to set up PVR Cinemas in 1995. The largest multiplex chain in
India has unassailable lead in the number of screens over competitors. Clearly, Mr Bijli transformed
the way millions of Indians consume entertainment content over the past two-and-a-half decades. As
an industry leader of Indian film exhibition, Ajay is on the Board of Trustees of the Mumbai Academy
of the Moving Image (MAMI) and the founding member of FICCI Multiplex Association.
SIDDHARTH ROY KAPUR
PRODUCER

Siddharth started his journey in the Indian lm industry when he joined UTV in umbai in 2005,

behind multi le ath breaking lms, includin the cult l c uster Rang De Basanti and the slee er
hit h sla Ka h sla, both of which released in 2006 and started a new trend in the way movies were
marketed in India.

MANISH MUNDRA
PRODUCER

Rajat a r on Twitter in 2013, Manish agreed to nance Ankhon Dekhi. The lm went on to win
three ilmfare Awards and three Screen Awards, and there has been no l in back for the c r rate
leader-turned lm roducer. Since that fateful year, Manish has ursued his assion for content-
driven cinema with a sin le minded dedication.

ISHA AMBANI
DIRECTOR, RELIANCE JIO AND RELIANCE RETAIL

Is a director at Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail. She is currently inv lved in launchin Jio, Reliance
industries latest venture into techn l gy in India. Pre i usly, she served as a business analyst at
McKinsey and m anys New York ce. She graduated fr m Yale University (2013) with a d u le
ma r in Psych l gy and South Asian Studies. At Yale she served as resident of the South Asian
Society. Ms. mbani remains actively interested in South Asian issues and is articularly interested
in the eld education.
ZOYA AKHTAR
FILMMAKER

She is a prominent screenwriter and director in the Indian lm fraternity having recently directed
the box ce hit il Dhadakne Do which was critically acclaimed. In 2011, she directed the
feature Zindagi Na ilegi Dobara, another multi starrer that won e les hearts and, in 2009, she
made her direct rial debut with Luck by Chance. Apart from having one foot in the feature w rld, she
spent a good number of years in advertising as well - from being an extremely e cient 1st AD and
running the show on set for the biggest Indian as well as internati nal rands.

VISHAL BHARDWAJ
FILMMAKER

ishal Bhardwaj is a multi le ati nal ilm Award winning writer, producer, music composer and

Godmother (1999) and Hu Tu Tu (1999), Bhardwaj made his direct rial debut with the critically
acclaimed childrens lm Makdee . Since then, he has directed several acclaimed lms such
as a l (2003), Omkara (2006), Kaminey (2009) and Haider (2014), which won him the ati nal
ilm Award for Best Director. He has als produced well received lms such as Dedh Ishqiya (2014)
and Talvar .

ANAND MAHINDRA
CHAIRMAN & MD, MAHINDRA GROUP

Anand G Mahindra is Chairman of the US .9 billi n Mahindra Group which is today one of
Indias top industrial houses. The Mahindra Group is a socially and environmentally res nsi le
g l o b a l f e d e ra t i o n o f c o m p a n i e s w i t h a l e a d i n g p r e s e n c e i n e a c h s e c t o r i n w h i c h i t i s p r e s e n t .
Mahindra is present across the spectrum from Agri-business to Aerospace and is now entering
new areas like renewables.
ROHAN SIPPY
FILMMAKER

Rohan Sippy is a filmmaker who has directed popular films like Kuch Naa Kaho, Bluffmaster, Dum
Maaro Dum and Nautanki Saala. As a producer his credits include films such as Taxi 9211, The
President Is Coming, and Chandni Chowk to China. He also writes for a variety of publications,
including India Today, Mid-Day & Mans World, and has served as a columnist for the Indian Express.

ANURAG KASHYAP
FILMMAKER

Anurag Kashyap is an eminent filmmaker. Having started his career as a screenwriter, he was first
noted for the screenplay of Satya, which he co-wrote with Saurabh Shukla. His credits as a writer
include Kaun (1999), Shool (1999), Yuva (2004) and Water (2005). He made his directorial debut with
Paanch (2003) and has since then directed films such as Black Friday (2007), Dev D (2009), Gulaal
(2009), Gangs Of Wasseypur Part 1 and Part 2 (2012), Ugly (2014) and Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016).
Anurag has also produced films such as Aamir (2008), Udaan (2010), Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) and
Udta Punjab (2016).

KAUSTUBH DHAVSE
JOINT SECRETARY AND OFFICER ON SPECIAL DUTY (OSD) TO HON. CHIEF MINISTER

Kaustubh Dhavse is the Joint Secretary in the Government of Maharashtra designated as Officer on
Special Duty to the Chief Minister. In this role, he drives Technology and Infrastructure in the state
via various programs and Special Projects. He is credited for establishing Aaple Sarkar Portal
which is the Governments interface for citizens grievances, Govt. services and collaboration. In
this endeavour, he works closely with Department of Information Technology to devise long term
strategy for the portal. He also runs the CMs War Room which is a unit under the CM to monitor and
drive key projects in Maharashtra.
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