53rd IFFI to showcase Netflix titles Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, Pinocchio and more
The streaming giant will also launch animated stories on freedom fighters and conduct a panel discussion on turning Manuscript into Screenplays
The 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held between November 20 and 28. And streaming giant Netflix is all set to present exclusive premieres, sneak peeks, host panel discussions and more on its much-anticipated projects. Here's a list of the line-up
Global Premiere of Khakee: The Bihar Chapter and a panel discussion -- November 21
Created by Neeraj Pandey, the pulpy crime thriller series navigates the birth of a super cop and a supervillain and their epic clash in Bihar. The panel discussion will have Shital Bhatia, Bhav Dhulia, Karan Tacker, Avinash Tiwary, Jatin Sarna, Abhimanyu Singh and Monika Shergill.
Global Premiere of Qala--November 24
Set in the 1930s, Qala is an emotional psychological drama showcasing a mother-daughter relationship. The film stars Triptii Dimri, Swastika Mukherjee and Babil Khan. Directed by Anvitaa Dutt, the film is produced by Karnesh Ssharma and Cleanslate Filmz.
India Premiere of Pinocchio--November 25
Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents the classic story of a wooden puppet brought to life in this stunning stop-motion musical tale.
Asia Premiere of Season 4, Episode 1 of Fauda and a panel discussion--November 27
Lior Raz, Avi Issacharoff, Raj Kumar Rao, and Monika Shergill will join a panel discussion on “Storytelling in The Era of Global Entertainment”, followed by the Asian premiere of episode 1 of Season 4 of Fauda, one of the most popular Israeli series on Netflix.
Besides these, the streaming giant will also launch the animated stories on freedom fighters on November 20, and conduct a panel discussion on turning Manuscript into Screenplays on November 22. The panel will have Ramin Bahrami, Preeti Vyas, Amar Chitra Katha, Sunitha Tati, Meghna Gulzar, Vikram Sahay and Tanya Bami. This discussion aims to cover insights, learnings and guidelines on the art of adapting a book for a screen across formats, and tips on how to identify a manuscript adaptable for the screen. Monica, O My Darling, Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, Mismatched, and Sacred Games are some examples of books that have found a home on Netflix.