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Habitat International Film Festival 2018 opens with Cannes winner A Man Of Integrity

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The 10-day film festival will see over 60 international films of various genres screened at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi between 23 March and 1 April 2018. 

A wall with posters of films at the Habitat International Film Festival 2018

Shriram Iyengar

After a successful debut last year, the India Habitat International Film Festival has returned for its second edition.

The festival kicked off on 23 March at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, with the Iranian film, A Man Of Integrity, by director Mahmoud Rasoulof.

The film won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes film festival 2017. The Habitat festival will close with another Cannes favourite, Palme d'Or winner The Square by Ruben Ostlund.

The second edition of the Habitat Film Festival will last 10 days till 1 April, and feature over 60 international films of different genres. These include documentaries, shorts, and critically acclaimed films from across the world.

The festival will also feature a NETPAC (Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema) awarded films section which includes works like the Iranian film The Home and A Father's Will (2016) from Kyrgystan.

The festival will also see a special selection of films for children screened on the closing weekend of 31 March and 1 April, which includes the Australian hit, Red Dog, and its sequel, Red Dog: True Blue.

In the retrospective section, the festival will pay tribute to Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and German director Christian Schwochow.

The Bergman retrospective will feature some of his iconic works including The Seventh Seal, Autumn Sonata and Wild Strawberries. All six films of Schwochow's filmography will be featured in his retrospective.

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