IFC Films is acquiring all North American rights to director Mira Nair's "The Relunctant Fundamentalist," which opened the Venice Film Festival and screened at Toronto.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
VENICE - The 69th Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with a mix of politics, spectacle, and stars for its opening ceremony, followed by the bow of Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist."
When the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack hit the U.S., Mira Nair was on a plane to Toronto having won the Venice Golden Lion for "Monsoon Wedding" two days earlier.
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ROME -- Mira Nair's political thriller "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" will open the 69th Venice Film Festival, which will unveil its slimmed-down lineup on Thursday.