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By EMMA YOULE
Monday, July 4, 2011
A cinema in Wood Green has joined some of the most prestigious movie houses in the country to host the London Indian Film Festival.
The festival offers an alternative view of Indian cinema to challenge the all-singing all-dancing Bollywood stereotype and Cineworld in The Mall Wood Green is a host venue along with the British Film Institute on the Southbank and the BAFTA Nehru Centre.
The festival reflects the new “multiplex generation” in India who are paying to see films that push boundaries and include rude language and the formerly taboo subjects of sex and sexuality.
Cary Rajinder Sawhney, festival director, said: “We aren’t just showing Indian films for Indian audiences, but opening the door to the rich diversity of cinema in India today, to all audiences.
“Some of these films are kicking out the old stereotypes of Indian cinema, while the best filmmakers are starting to be recognised on the world stage, where they belong and it’s great to be offering these cutting-edge new films first in London”.
Films featured during the festival include the world premiere of teen-heist Delhi Belly and two brave new dramas exploring the gay male experience, including the award winning Just Another Love Story.
The festival runs at cinemas city wide until Tuesday, July 12.
For more information visit www.londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk