‘Life of Pi’ to open Goa festival

'Reluctant Fundamentalist' to close event

LONDON

Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” will open the 43rd Intl. Film Festival of India, Goa on Nov. 20. Mira Nair’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” will close the fest on Nov. 30.

The announcement was made in Mumbai on Monday in the presence of Ang Lee and “Pi” stars Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Tabu and Adil Hussain. Lee and distrib Fox Star Studios India showed a few 3D clips from the film to assembled media and industryites.

The fest will celebrate the centenary of Indian cinema and give away a centenary award. Polish helmer Krzysztof Zanussi will receive a lifetime achievement award.

Director Jahnu Barua’s Assamese-language “Baandhon” will open the festival’s Indian Panorama. Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s English, Hindi, Bengali and Kannada language “Celluloid Man” will open the docu section.

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