(Variety) ‘Alma & Oskar’ to Open International Film Festival of India
The 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will open with Austrian film “Alma & Oskar,” directed by Dieter Berner.
The film details the tumultuous relationship between Viennese society grand dame Alma Mahler (1879-1964) and Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980).
Krzysztof Zanussi’s quantum physics themed drama “Perfect Number” will close the festival, while Mercedes Bryce Morgan’s psychological thriller “Fixation” will be the mid-fest film.
IFFI has also revealed the 15 films that will be competing for its top prize, the Golden Peacock Award, including 12 international titles and three Indian ones.
The international jury is chaired by filmmaker Nadav Lapid (Israel) and members include producer Jinko Gotoh (U.S.), editor Pascale Chavance (France) filmmaker and critic Javier Angulo (Spain) and filmmaker Sudipto Sen (India).