About the film festival
The RMIT Indian Film Festival – Indian Stories, Australian Screens will be showcasing an eclectic mix of Bollywood blockbusters, indie & cross-over films, alternate cinema and regional movies. The RMIT Indian film festival provides exciting opportunities to discuss issues of developing and creating content, funding, and distribution through traditional as well as new media outlets in India and Australia. Spread over four days, the festival will screen 21 films and will have Q&A session with Filmmakers.
All films suitable for audiences 18+ only
Each film is a first come first serve basis.
Day 4 Schedule
11:00-1:10PM: MELBOURNE PREMIERE - LOVE AND LOVE ONLY (AUSTRALIAN-INDIAN FILM, Lang. English)
1:15-2:55PM: ANUBRATA BHALO ACHO?/AND A VERSE CALLED LIFE (Lang. Bengali)
3:00-5:00PM: VAAPSI/THE RETURN (Lang. Punjabi)
5:10-6:30PM: BAREFOOT TO GOA
6:30 – 6:45PM: CLOSING - PRESENTATION
6:45-7:00PM: DANCE & MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY SAAWAN FESTIVAL
7:00-7:15PM: MUKESH JADHAV & NATALIE MILLER INTRODUCES THE CLOSING FILM
7:15-9:30PM: KACHRU MAZHA BAPA/MY FATHER KACHRU
(ALL FILMS ARE ENGLISH SUBTITLED)
MELBOURNE PREMIERE - LOVE AND LOVE ONLY
Directed by Julian Karikalan
Krishna is forcefully sent to Australia by his parents to learn business and life, but he struggles in adapting to Australian ways as his mother always pampered him. In Australia, he falls in love with Stacey, his co-worker, a school dropout from a broken family. Krishna's struggle with cultural difference creates problems in their relationship.
(2h 10m running time English subtitles)
ANUBRATA BHALO ACHO?/AND A VERSE CALLED LIFE (Lang. Bengali)
Directed by Partha Sen
Anubrata waits for the very end as his wife Neeta fights a losing battle against cancer. At the hospital Anubratameets Jaya, whose husband is there for his lung ailment. Anubrata's life undergoes a change once he and Jaya cross path.
(1h 40m running time, English subtitles)
VAAPSI/THE RETURN (Lang. Punjabi)
Directed by Rakesh Mehta
Wanted by the Indian law, Ajit Singh has been living in Germany for last 25 years. Memories of back home haunt him as one day he gets a call from his dying mother. He decides to go back to his roots. Will he be able to see his mother for the last time?
(2h 2m running time, English subtitles)
Directed by Binu Antony
A short Australian-Indian film which explores the issue of the modern families attachment with electronic gadgets, which seems to break the familial attachment.
(5m running time, English subtitles)
BAREFOOT TO GOA
Directed by Praveen Morchhale
Barefoot to Goa is a realistic film exploring the nuances of loneliness. Its subject is both the futility of life and the pointlessness of death. The film explores the nuances of loneliness and mourns of the death of values and beliefs without being mournful.
(79m running time, English subtitles)
Kachru Mazha Bapa (My Father Garbage)
Directed by Mukesh Jadhav
Based on the true story of the Bansode family, spanning the years 1927 to 2001. It is the story not just of one man, but of a generation who have transformed India.
(2h 17m running time, English subtitles)