Top 5 Films Not To Be Missed at the Mumbai Film Festival @TheRoyaleIndia

Top 5 Films Not To Be Missed at the Mumbai Film Festival

October 17, 2014 109 0 0

Whether they are larger than life or depict a normal day, movies and their brilliance cannot be escaped. The waiting for reviews every Friday to make or break a piece after years of work and dedication is like waiting for the reports of your blood test. Mumbai, or Bombay, is the city where glitterati mingle with us common folk, and produces over 300 films a year, making it the film king of the world. Yes, Bollywood has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, but that does not mean that one cannot enjoy the art of cinema spread over various genres.

Thanks to the 16th edition of Mumbai Film Festival, you can now watch those masterpieces; the winners of the Venice Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival; the contenders; the newcomers. After nearly being cancelled due to lack of funds (that is because Reliance pulled out after last year) and a heartwarming PR campaign to get the resources, the Mumbai Film Festival is taking place in all its glory at the moment (14th– 21st October 2014). We, at The Royale, firmly believe in helping our kin and so we are here to tell you THE TOP 5 movies not to be missed.

Two Days, One Night

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Day: Friday, 17th October, 5th Show: 8.30 pm

Location: PVR (ECX), Citi Mall, Andheri

Day: Saturday, 18th October, First Show: 10:15 am

Location: Cinemax, Versova

Who remembers the extremely glamorous Miranda Tate in The Dark Knight Rises? Well you are not going to recognize her in this movie, that’s for sure. Marion Cotillard and her award winning performance in Two Days, One Knight will blow you away. The story revolves around a woman who works in a factory but takes a few days off on the account of being ill. When she comes back she finds out that her employer is giving bonuses to the rest of the team who covered her shifts and she will be laid off. She has just the weekend with her to convince everybody to not take the bonus so that she can keep her job.

Jimmy’s Hall

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Day: Saturday, 18th October, 2nd Show: 12 noon

Location: Chandan Cinema

Day: Sunday, 19th October, 1st Show: 10:15 pm

Location: Cinemax, Versova

Day: Monday, 20th October, 4th Show: 5.45 pm

Location: PVR (ECX), Citi Mall, Andheri

A true story. (Oh how the world loves a true story). The story revolves around Jimmy Gralton, who opens a hall in a rural community in the 1930s where people can come and dance and share their ideas, opinions, arts and creativity. The free thinkers they are called. However, the story gets more gruesome as they are labeled as anti-Christ by the church and their struggles from then on. A contender for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival, this movie is not to be missed.

Saint Laurent

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Day: Saturday, 18th October, 2nd Show: 12 noon

Location: Cinemax, Versova

Day: Sunday, 19th October, 5th Show: 8.15 pm

Location: Cinemax, Versova

Day: Monday, 20th October, 2nd Show: 12.15 pm

Location: PVR (ECX), Citi Mall, Andheri

One of the greatest artists and influencers of the 20th Century and how he shaped the fashion world, as we know it today; Yves Saint Laurent and his journey, with his highs and lows, is beautifully depicted between the period of 1967 and 1976 when YSL was at his peak. Watch it for the drama, the untamed fashion world and what goes on behind those gorgeous dresses.

The Homesman

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Day: Saturday, 18th October, 5th Show: 8.15 pm

Location: Cinemax, Versova

Day: Monday, 20th October, 2nd Show: 12.15 pm

Location: Cinemax, Versova

A 31 year old woman, living in solitary existence in a mid-western town, is asked by the church to help three women who have lost their minds to be taken to Iowa from Nebraska. On the way she saves an outlaw, Briggs in return for helping her get the three women to safety. They encounter Red Indians, gold diggers and dangers whilst on their way. With a cast, which consists of Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep why will you miss out on this?

Difret

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Day: Saturday, 18th October, 3rd Show: 3.30 pm

Location: PVR (ECX), Citi Mall, Andheri

An Ethiopian film revolves around the story of a 14 year old girl, Hirut, who is abducted by a few men but in self defense she grabs a rifle and ends up shooting her would-be husband. This is a common Ethiopian tradition and practice where a girl is abducted by her husband. This incident leads Meaza Ashenafi, a high flying lawyer to come down and defend Hirut that she acted in self defense. A true story, this is definitely a must watch.

The other movies not to be missed are Coming Home (A Chinese movie where a husband is imprisoned due to his participation in the Cultural Revolution and when he finally comes home, he finds out his wife is suffering from dementia), Mommy (a story which depicts the strength of a mother’s love to help her son with a volatile personality and ADHD), The Blue Room (story about a man and a woman who are in a room together, who desire each other, want each other and what leads to the man being taken into custody and being questioned by the police) and Court (a multilingual Indian film which focuses on courtroom drama. It won the Lion of the Future Award at the Venice Film Festival). So tell us which one is your favourite.

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