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Zwigato, Goldfish, Ariyippu, Mariam and Tora’s Husband to be screened at Busan International Film Festival

The Indian films will be showcased at the A Window on Asian Cinema section next month.

Sonal Pandya

Nandita Das's Zwigato, Pushan Kripalani's Goldfish, Mahesh Narayanan’s Ariyippu (Declaration), Arvind Pratap's Mariam and Rima Das's Tora's Husband are the latest Indian films to be selected for the 27th edition of the Busan International Film Festival next month.

The Indian films will be showcased at the A Window on Asian Cinema section next month from 5 – 14 October. The section highlights the latest films from well-established directors as well as the upcoming rookies of the industry.

Nandita Das’s Zwigato, starring Kapil Sharma and Sharma and Shahana Goswami, will have its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which is being held from 8 - 18 September. It will have its Asian premiere in Busan.

Pushan Kripalani's Goldfish, starring Deepti Naval and Kalki Koechlin, features a mother and daughter dealing with a dementia diagnosis. The film was selected in the Spotlight section of the Jio Mami 22nd Mumbai Film Festival earlier this year.

Like Zwigato, Mahesh Narayanan’s Ariyippu (Declaration) is having its Asian premiere at Busan. The Malayalam film, starring Kunchacko Boban, Divya Prabha, Danish Husain, and Loveleen Mishra, had its world premiere at the 75th Locarno Film Festival in July and will be screened at the BFI London Film Festival in October.

Arvind Pratap's Mariam will have its world premiere at the festival. Produced by Red Carpet Moving Pictures, the film stars Chitrangada Satarupa as a surrogate mother who must choose between supporting her family and her moral values.

National award-winning filmmaker Rima Das's Tora's Husband, will have its world premiere at TIFF in the Platform section. It is the first Indian feature to be showcased in this category.

The award-winning Pakistani film Joyland, directed by Saim Saiq, is also being screened in this section.

The Kannada film Shivamma and Aamir Bashir’s Maagh will be making their world premieres in the New Currents section, while Anant Narayan Mahadevan’s The Storyteller and Prithvi Konanur’s Hadinelentu (Seventeeners) will premiere in the newly introduced Jiseok section.

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