One of its many attractions is the fact that the films screened here are exempted from the Censors.
'The Cinema Travellers' took home two awards while Davy Chou's Cambodian drama 'Diamond Island' was the winner of the top prize.
The film unfolds like a low-key thriller.
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Rohit Mittal's feature film debut, a mockumentary about a deranged auto rickshaw driver, is sharply written and impeccably acted.
This indie, which has received several positive reviews on the film festival circuit, is a drama on the complex relationship between three men.
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Starring Rajkummar Rao, the film is entirely set in a Mumbai apartment.
The acclaimed director, also known for the Netflix war drama 'Beasts Of No Nation', will be hosting a master class at the event.