Legendary French director, Claude Lelouch’s ‘Un Plus Une’ to be the closing film at the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival With Star India
Claude Lelouch’s latest directorial venture, ‘Un Plus Une’ will close the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival With Star India. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and stars Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin and Elsa Zylberstein. Also making appearances in it are Indian actors Kalki Koechlin and Rahul Vohra.
Set in France and India, the film follows Antoine (Jean Dujardin), a self-involved man-child as he travels to India on work where he meets Anna (Elsa Zylberstein), the wife of the French ambassador.
Universally acknowledged as one of the masters of French cinema, Claude Lelouch previously won the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966 and an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film in 1967.
‘Un plu Une’ is part of the ‘Rendezvous’ category that presents the best in contemporary French filmmaking at the festival.
The Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India will be held in Mumbai from October 29th to November 5th 2015. The film screenings will take place at PVR Juhu, PVR Citi Mall, Andheri, PVR LP, Phoenix Mills, PVR Ghatkopar and Regal-Colaba.
JIO MAMI VISION 2015
The Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival is an inclusive movie feast. We showcase the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema – art house fare alongside genre movies from Bollywood and Hollywood and cult international movies. 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. We want Jio MAMI to be shorthand for excellence in cinema.
ABOUT JIO MAMI
Mumbai – the financial capital of India is also the epicentre of the Indian film industry. The city plays such a major role in production and dissemination of Indian films and television programmes that it is widely known by its acronym ‘Bollywood’. In 1997, a group of film industry stalwarts headed by late Hrishikesh Mukherjee founded the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) as a not-for-profit Trust. Their main objective was to organise an annual International Film Festival which the film industry and the country could be proud of. MAMI has been organising the festival for the last 16 years and aims to foster a climate of good cinema. MAMI engages people from all walks of life across the city and country who enjoy and love good cinema. It is Mumbai’s only film festival that is entirely created and run by film professionals and a group of members from corporate India. Appreciation of good cinema, stripped off all the limiting labels of art and commercial, can only come about through exposure to the best of films the world has to offer. The Festival is the first step in that direction.
In their Mission Statement in 1997, the MAMI Board of Trustees said, “We feel it is the need of the hour to disseminate and inculcate good cinema among Indian audiences. The only way to achieve this is to celebrate cinema by hosting an International Film Festival in Mumbai, India ‘s film and entertainment capital. MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) is committed to start Mumbai’s first independent international film festival organized by practicing film makers.”