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List of International Competition Movies at International Film Festival of India 2015

International Film Festival of India's 2015 edition is gonna start on November 20 to 30. Here is the list of competition movies contesting for Golden Peacock Award.

1

Cinemawala

Cinemawala

India | 2015 | Bengali
105 minutes |

Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Producer: Shree Venkatesh Films
Screenplay & Dialogues:
KaushikGanguly

Cinemawala is a film about a father-son relationship set against the backdrop of a defunct movie hall. The film also focuses on the sad state of singlescreen theatres in the state of West Bengal
in particular and in the country as awhole. Pranab Das, a retired film exhibitor, has always maintained that he is a true-blue 'cinemawala'.

2

3000 Nights

3000 Nights

Palestine, France, Jordan,
Lebanon | 2015 | Arabic,
Hebrew | 103 minutes

Director: Mai Masri
Production Company: Orjouane
Productions
Producer: Mai Masri, Sabine Sidawi,
Charlotte Uzu
Screenplay: Mai Masri

Layal, a young newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher, is arrested after being falsely accused and sentenced to eight years of prison. She is transferred to a high security Israeli women's prison
where she encounters a terrifying world in which Palestinian political prisoners are incarcerated with Israeli criminal inmates.

3

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Netherlands, Mexico | 2015
English, Spanish
105 minutes

Director: Peter Greenaway
Production Company: Submarine, Fu
Works, Paloma Negra Films
Producer: Bruno Felix, FemkeWolting,
San Fu Maltha, Cristina Velasco L.
Screenplay: Peter Greenaway

: In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under
increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives in the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably
experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.

4

Embrace of The Serpent

Embrace of The Serpent

Colombia, Venezuela,
Argentina | 2015 | Spanish,
Portuguese, German, Catalan,
Latin | 122 minutes

Director: Ciro Guerra
Production Company: Ciudad Lunar
Producciones
Producer: Cristina Gallego
Screenplay: Ciro Guerra, Jacques
Toulemonde

The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an
Amazonian shaman, the last survivor of his people, and two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, travel through the
Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and
Richard Evans Schultes.

5

Enclave

Enclave

Serbia, Germany | 2015
Serbian | 92 minutes

Director: Goran Radovanovic
Production Company: Nama Film
Producers: Nico Haina,
JesenkaJasnigerRadovanovic
Screenplay: Goran Radovanovic

Kosovo 2004, five years after the war. Nenad, a ten-year-old Christian boy from a Serbian enclave, determined to create a proper community burial for his
late grandfather, crosses enemy lines and makes friends among the Muslim majority in a deeply divided, war-torn land.

6

Filosofi Kopi

Filosofi Kopi

Indonesia | 2015 | Indonesian
117 minutes

Director: Angga Dwimas Sasongko
Production Company: Visinema
Pictures
Producer: Handoko Hendroyono
and Anggia Kharisma
Screenplay: Jenny Jusu

The movie is a tale about soulsearching and making peace with the past through coffee. Ben and Jody are two friends and owners of 'Filosofi Kopi', a
sophisticated coffee shop known for only serving the best coffee in the country. When a businessman challenges them to make “the perfect cup”, Ben and Jody
embark on an adventure that forces them to visit their troubled pasts and reexamine their relationships with their parents.

7

Journey to the Shore

Journey to the Shore

Japan, France | 2015 | Japanese
128 minutes

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Production Company: Amuse
Entertainment
Producer: Hiroko Matsuda, Hitoshi
Endo, Masa Sawada
Screenplay: Takashi Ujita,
Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Mizuki's husband Yusuke drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki, a piano teacher
who has lived alone since her husband went missing, is wondering what took him so long to return to her. She agrees to let Yusuke's spectre take her on a journey.

8

Kapo in Jerusalem

Kapo in Jerusalem

Israel | 2015 | Hebrew
98 minutes

Director: Uri Barbash
Production Company: EZ Films
Producer: Chaim Sharir
Screenplay: Motti Lerner

: 1946. A pair of Auschwitz survivors arrives in Jerusalem. Bruno is a doctor and Sarah a pianist. They are trying to rehabilitate their lives and love in a city under siege during the War of
Independence. Upon their arrival, a rumour spreads that Bruno was a sadistic bloc head ("Kapo") in Auschwitz who abused prisoners and even killed a few.

9

Labyrinth of Lies

Labyrinth of Lies

Germany | 2014 | German
121 minutes

Director: Giulio Ricciarelli
Production Company: Claussen +
Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion in coproduction
with Naked Eye
Filmproduction GmbH
Screenplay: Elisabeth Bartel,
Giulio Ricciarelli

In Labyrinth of Lies an economic miracle is changing the life of Germans in postwar Germany. Most of them are sick of the war and prefer to push their guilt to
the back of their mind. When a journalist identifies a teacher in the playground as aformer guard from Auschwitz, no one
wants to take notice

10

Like a Play

Like a Play

India| 2014 | Bengali
121 minutes

Story, Screenplay and Direction:
Debesh Chatterjee
Production: Friends Communication

The film depicts the Kolkata socio-cultural scene spanning the years from the 1950s to the 1970s. It aspires to show the struggles of an exceptionally
talented female artiste who life is cut short by a tragedy. Through an investigation into the sudden demise of a reputed actress, delves into an exploration of the ceaseless conflicts a female artist has to
experiences as she tries to make a place for herself in a male-dominated world.

11

The Man Who Became a Horse

The Man Who Became a Horse

Iran | 2015 | Farsi
110 minutes

Director: Amir-Hossein Saghafi
Production Company: Iranian
Independents
Producer: Ali-Akbar Saghafi
Screenplay: Amir-Hossein Saghafi

A father and his daughter live together. The mother has passed away. There is just one white horse left for their
daughter. The girl, pining for her dead mother, clings on to the horse for that is one thing the deceased has left for her. The father, on his part, prevents his
daughter from leaving him though she is married to a worker.

12

The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man

France | 2015 | French
93 minutes

Director: Stephane Brize
Production Company: Nord-ouest
Films
Producer: Christophe Rossignon,
Philip Boëffard
Screenplay: Stéphane Brizé,
Olivier Gorce

At the age of 51 and after 20
months of unemployment, Thierry Taogourdeau starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is the laid-off factory
worker willing to accept to keep his job? Buoyed by a wonderful central performance by Vincent London (he won the best actor prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival), The Measure of a Man is a finely tuned French social drama that turns the spotlight on ordinary people who are pushed by circumstances into corners that they have little hope of wriggling out of.

13

Mustang

Mustang

Turkey | 2015 | Turkish
97 minutes

Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven
Production Company: CG Cinéma,
Vistamar Filmproduktion
Screenplay: Deniz Gamze Ergüven,
Alice Winocour

It is the beginning of the summer. In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a scandal with unintended consequences. The family home slowly turns into a prison, classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged

14

Rams

Rams

Iceland | 2015 | Icelandic
93 minutes

Director: Grimur Hakonarson
Production Company: Netop Films
EHF.
Producer: Grimar Jonsson
Screenplay: GrimurHakonarson

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country's best and the two brothers are
repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage.