Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2017: Must Watch (Day 6, 17th October)

Here’s our recommendation of the movies you shouldn’t miss on the penultimate day of the film festival:

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The Square (Screen 3, 11:00 am)
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times – about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

Signature Move (Screen 3, 3:00 pm)
Plot – A Muslim lesbian from Chicago cares for her TV-obsessed mother and falls in love with a wrestler.

On Body and Soul (Screen 4, 6:30 pm)
It’s touted as one of the most wildly imaginative films of the year.

Plot – When a man and woman who meet at work begin to know each other, they discover that they have the same dreams at night, and they decide to make them come true.

Awards – Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival

Zama (Screen 4, 9:15 pm)
A period drama which the variety calls ‘perplexing and intoxicating in equal measure‘. Surely one film not to be missed.

 

 

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Blade of the Immortal (Screen 2, 10:00 am)
Based on a Japanese Manga, Takeshi Miike fans wouldn’t want to miss this one!

On the Beach at Night Alone (Screen 2, 1:10 pm)
One of the most celebrated Korean director of the arthouse circuit, this Hang Sang-soo directed film was in the main competition at Berlin this year.

Bad Lucky Goat (Screen 4, 4:30 pm)
Touted as a simply, sweet comedy this debut feature should be a delightful watch. Check out the quirky plot –

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s pick-up truck, two bickering teenage siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation.

Zama (Screen 2. 8:10 pm)
A period drama which the variety calls ‘perplexing and intoxicating in equal measure‘. Surely one film not to be missed.

 

 

 

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Funeral Parade of Roses (Screen 1, 11:00 am)
This Restored Classic is loosely adapted from ‘Oedipus Rex’ and is set in the underground gay counter-culture of Tokyo of 1960s. Not a screening that you would want to miss!

 

 

 

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Spoor (8:30 pm)
It’s being called an ‘ecological thriller’. You might not want to miss out on this.

Plot -A retired woman gets mixed up in a mystery when avid hunters in her mountain village begin turning up dead, and there are deer tracks next to their bodies.

 

 

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Los Angeles Plays Itself (Screen 5, 12:00 pm)
This is one rare screening of  a celebrated documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies. Hollywood fans shouldn’t miss this!

Machines (Screen 5, 5:45 pm)
An inside look into the deplorable working conditions of the textile factory workers in Gujarat, this docu film has been making waves at film festivals around the world.

 

 

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Zoo (Screen 8)
Shot entirely on an i-Phone this is the second feature of the talented Shlok Sharma who directed the acclaimed Haraamkhor before. It was screened at the Busan International Film Festival as well.

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