Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2017: Must Watch (Day 5, 16th October)

We hope you were able to catch most of the movies we had recommended over the weekend. Here’s what we think you should watch on Day 5 of the film festival:

It’s a moment of pride for us at MAM to have one of our writers films to be screened at the festival. Yes, Prasanth Vijay’s film Summer Miracles would be screening at Screen 1 of PVR ICON at 2:50 pm. We would like to make a special recommendation for the same!

 

PVR ICON

Summer 1993( Screen 1, 10:00 am)
A bitter-sweet drama from the eyes of a toddler.

Plot – After her mother’s death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle’s family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Awards – GWFF Best First Feature Award at Berlin Film Festival

Apostasy ( Screen 6, 5:00 pm)
One of the most acclaimed British films of this year, Apostasy is about a faithful Jehovah’s Witness who is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God’s love.

A Fantastic Woman (Screen 4, 8:30 pm)
It’s one of the most celebrated movies of the festival circuit this year and touted to get the first significant acting for a transgender performer to Daniella Vega.

Plot – A transgender singer faces scorn and discrimination after the sudden death of her older boyfriend.

 

 

PVR ECX

A Fantastic Woman (Screen 2, 11:00 am)
It’s one of the most celebrated movies of the festival circuit this year and touted to get the first significant acting for a transgender performer to Daniella Vega.

Plot – A transgender singer faces scorn and discrimination after the sudden death of her older boyfriend.

 

Ardh Satya (Screen 1, 7:40 pm)
This bonafide classic directed by Govind Nihalani and starring Om Puri and Smita Patil in the lead role is one restored classic that shouldn’t be missed.

 

 

PVR JUHU

The Truth (Screen 1, 10:30 am)
Known as the French Hitichcock, Clouzot’s courtroom drama is one of his most highly acclaimed.

Quest (Screen 1, 3:45 pm)
It seems like one of those documentaries from recent times that are making the boundary between fiction and real rather thin.

Plot – Filmed over the course of eight years, filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski chronicles the daily struggles and successes of the Raineys, an African-American family living in Philadelphia.

Bright Sunshine In (Screen 2, 6:15 pm)
Legendary actress Juliet Binochet stars in this latest film by celebrated director Claire Denis, which Peter Bradshaw has called a ‘sophisticated delight‘.

Mother! (Screen 2, 8:45 pm)
Well, this movie needs no recommendation from us. One of the most controversial films to have released this year, the Aronofsky directed movie has been in the news for its sensational content.

 

 

PVR LOWER PAREL

Other Side of Hope (Screen 6, 8:30 pm)
Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki is about a poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriending a group of refugees that has recently arrived in Finland. Kaurismaki is supposed to be at his quirky best in the movie.

 

 

Regal

The Party (2:00 pm)
A British comedy from Sally Potter that was competing at the Main Competition section at Berlin. Should be a much needed break from the all the other heavy dose films.

Plot – After she receives a promotion and becomes the secretary of health, a British cabinet politician and her academic husband host a soiree for the political and intellectual elite that ends with blood on the floor.

A Suitable Girl (6:50 pm)
This documentary on the arrange marriage system in India has been making waves worldover at various film festivals.

Zama (9:05 pm)
A period drama which the variety calls ‘perplexing and intoxicating in equal measure‘. Surely one film not to be missed.

 

 

PVR KURLA
Wonderstruck (Screen 8, 8:45 pm)
Todd Haynes adaptation of the popular novel seems to be a visual delight.

 

 

 

PVR Thane

Florida Project (8:30 pm)
Tangerine filmmaker Sean Baker’s Florida Project has been winning hearts and awards throughout the world. It’s definitely one of the top 5 movies to watch at the festival this year.

 

 

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