It’s that time of the year again! The festival for all those movie buffs! The Mumbai Film Festival – JioMAMI begins on the 29th October and will go on to celebrate cinema till the 5th of November! Organized by the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI), the festival screens a collection of movies from all over the world, and various competitions and showcase categories.
It aims to provide an environment for good cinema, going beyond the stereotypes of commercial or parallel cinema. They work towards preserving the past, and build a great future for cinema all over the world. This year MAMI celebrates its 17th year of beautiful cinema, here’s a few movies you must watch this weekend!
We’ve always been fascinated by Iran, and anything that offers us a peep hole into their world is welcomed. Taxi is Jafar Panahi’s 3rd movie since his ban in the last 20 years! So what do you do if you are banned from movie making? You become a taxi driver and make a movie!!! As simple as that.
The movie stars Jafar himself, and is shot in a Taxi. It gives insight into Iran’s social problems. The movie features passengers that ride the taxi, however, their identities are not revealed. While the film has traveled across the world, the camera doesn’t leave the Taxi. Panahi released an official statement recently saying that he would continue to make films despite the ban! The world needs more people like that!
This strange named movie is an Italian drama directed by Marco Bellocchio. It tells the story of a slum on the edge of Lisbon, and the struggles its inhabitants go through as they deal with violence and poverty. Marcia and her two young children who live in cramped quarters show the world the harsh realities of life in Padre Cruz. Written by Diana Sanchez, this one is sure to move your mind.
This French drama film is directed by Arnaud Deplechin. It features Paul, who prepares to leave Tajikistan. It narrates his childhood, mother’s madness, the USSR trip where he loses his virginity, and his bumpy love life. Written by Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr, it stars Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet and Almaric.
This story of four teenagers and a night of sexy mayhem, well planned, that leads to a series of misadventures that follow by them being locked up in a shopping mall at night. They find an old couple with a game, a deadly one. It consists of a folded leather piece, a glass container and two die made bone. It takes its viewers on an adventure filled with a curse, blood and bone! Written by Quashiq Mukherjee, who has also directed it along with Nikon.
This one is a 2015 comedy film, written by Baumbach and Greta Gerwig. It shows how Tracy’s soon-to-be step sister Brooke turns her life around. A fun movie about chasing dreams and makeshift families; directed by James Ponsoldt, it stars Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke!
These were our recommendations and we are very sure you might have your recommendations as well. Feel free to share them with us. Have a ‘Movielicious’ weekend.