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'Shakespeare in Love' helmer John Madden to head Mumbai Film Festival jury

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 September 2017, 11:28 IST
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Academy-award nominated director John Madden is all set to be a part of the jury at this year's Mumbai Film festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Joining Madden on the Mumbai jury are Mexican cinematographer Alexis Zabe ('Silver Light'), Chinese-American actress Celina Jade ('Wolf Warriors 2'), Indian actress-director Konkona Sensharma ('Death in the Gunj') and Argentinian writer-director Santiago Mitre ('The Summit').

Madden, who received an Oscar nomination for best director for his helming of 1998 best picture winner ' Shakespeare in Love', recently directed the political thriller ' Miss Sloane' starring Jessica Chastain.

The festival will open with acclaimed Indian director Anurag Kashyap's boxing drama ' Mukkabaaz' (The Brawler), which just premiered in Toronto.

The closing film will be announced at a later date.

The international competition section, which features films from first-time directors, includes U.S documentary Quest by Jonathan Olshefski, Apostasy by Daniel Kokotajli (U.K.), Bad Lucky Goat by Samir Oliveros (Colombia), I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni (U.K.-France), Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune Femme) by Leonor Seraille (France), More (Daha) by Onur Saylak (Turkey), Most Beautiful Island by Ana Asensio (U.S.-Spain), Oh! Lucy by Atsuko Hirayanagi (U.S.-Japan), Oblivion Verses by Alireza Khatami (France/Germany/Netherlands/Chile), Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze (Georgia/Estonia), Summer 1993 by Carla Simon (Spain) and The Wound by John Trengove (South Africa).

The 19th Mumbai Film Festival runs  12-18 October. 

-ANI

First published: 15 September 2017, 11:28 IST
 
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