GUWAHATI, Oct 30 - Charcoal, a film directed by Iranian filmmaker Esmaeel Monsef, will be the opening film of the third edition of Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) to be held here from October 31 to November 6.
Charcoal will also have its Asia premiere in this festival organised by Jyoti Chitraban in association with the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute and the State government.
The closing film of the festival is To The Desert (Al Desierto). It is a film from Argentina and Chile directed by Ulises Rosell.
Moreover, a total of six films, Han Dan, a film from Taiwan directed by Chao-Liang Huang; The Captain (Der Hauptmann), a film from Germany and France directed by Robert Schwentke; The Teacher, a Hindi film directed by Aditya Om; Bulbul from Nepal directed by Binod Paudel; In Spring Breeze (Fagun Hawai) from Bangladesh directed by Tauquir Ahmed and Transit, a film from Germany and France and directed by Christian Petzoid � will have their India premiere in the third edition of GIFF.
Two films, Nongphadok Lakpa Atithi (The Guest), directed by veteran filmmaker from North East India Aribam Syam Sharma, and Jwlwi-The Seed, a Bodo film directed by Rajni Basumatary, will have their world premiere in this festival.
The country of focus in this festival is Iran. In this section, a total of four films, 3 Faces directed by Jafar Panahi, Here (Iro) directed by Seyed Hadi Mohaghegh, The Old Road (Jadesh Ghadim) directed by Manijeh Hekmat and Villa Dwellers (Vilaie Ha) directed by Munir Gheidi, will be screened.
This time, the region of focus in the GIFF are the Latin American and Caribbean group of countries. This section will include six films. The world cinema section contains 45 films from different countries.
The retrospective section will cover four films of Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi namely A Woman�s Decision, A Year of the Quiet Sun, The Constant Factor and The Spiral.
In the tribute section the organisers will screen films of Mrinal Sen and Girish Karnad. The schedule also includes two films, Koormavatara and The Making of Mahatma, to mark the 150th year of celebrating the Mahatma.