The ‘Express’ Rolls Into The Most Prestigious Stations In The World!
, the latest Yash Raj Films production is creating waves all around the world. Barely has the excitement around the invitation to the Toronto International Film Festival died down, comes the news that the Kabir Khan helmed film has been invited to participate in the London Film Festival
and the Pusan Film Festival
Slated to be held this year from 18th October to 2nd November, 2006, the London Film Festival is one of the pre-eminent film festivals of the world. This year is even more significant for the festival as it marks the 50th anniversary, having been started in 1956. The Festival also has a strong Indian connection in that it awards the annual Satyajit Ray award: a special award for the first time film maker whose work captures best the artistry, humanity and vision of Satyajit Ray. In its 11th year now, the award is much sought after by first time directors.
The Pusan Film Festival has quickly gained acceptance among cineastes as being the most prestigious film event in Asia. In addition, it is well accepted as a forum for discovering bright new talent and showcasing some of the most cutting edge cinema from around the world. This year, the festival will be held from the 12th to the 20th October.
Coming on top of the recent invitation to participate in the Toronto Film Festival, these honours to ‘Kabul Express’ clearly demonstrate that there are truly no boundaries any more for Indian cinema.
Said Yash Raj Films Chairman, Yash Chopra, “We are proud that ‘Kabul Express’ is receiving invitations to the most prestigious festivals in the world – and rubbing shoulders with the best in world cinema. We are certain that the film will find great favour not just with critics and festivals juries but with discerning audiences the world over!”
Clearly, ‘Kabul Express’ is on a roll; and Indian and global audiences will have a unique cinema experience in store for them, when the movie releases in India.