Three Pakistani films to screen at Jaipur International Film Festival


In a pleasant turn of events this month, Jaipur Film Festival will be showcasing works of three Pakistani filmmakers.

Earlier in October, Pakistani classic Jago Hua Savera (1959) was dropped from Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival over protests and a police complaint against the organisers.

Jaipur Film Festival announced that films of three Pakistani filmmakers will be screened at the Indian film festival.

The films include Anjum Shehzad’s ‘MaheMir, a drama film inspired by Mir Taqi Mir that stars Fahad Mustafa and Iman Ali.

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Moreover, photographer, painter, sculptor, author and now a filmmaker, Mobeen Ansari is also set to screen his film at the coveted Jaipur International film festival in India.

Initially, his film was selected by Seattle South Asian film festival and New Orleans film festival.

‘Hellhole’, Mobeen Ansari’s documentary short on conservancy workers in Pakistan and ‘Little Red Roses’, Asim Abbasi’s short film about a young girl who dresses up as a boy to sell roses on the streets of Karachi are ones among the shortlisted.

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The Jaipur Film Festival will run in Jaipur from January 7-11, 2017.