Delhi: After a long gap of two years, Delhi’s vibrant culture of appreciating forms of art is coming to life again. New and exciting events in art and culture are being organized physically. The appreciation of cinema as an art form has long interested art lovers in the city and this would come as good news for them.
The Habitat International Film Festival (HIFF) is set to return to Delhi with its third edition starting May 6, 2022. The festival will be at India Habitat Centre from May 6-May 15, 2022. It aims to showcase films from across the globe that pushes the boundaries of cinematic art and reflect on the realities and perceptions of a changing world.
The line-up of the festival, to be held at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) includes “Clara Sola”, Costa Rica’s entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards; “Hinterland”, winner of the Prix du Public UBS award at the 74th Locarno Film Festival; “The Last Austrians”, Zurich Film Festival winner, Finland’s “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See The Titanic”, and Portugal’s “The Metamorphosis of Birds”.
With diversity at the forefront, the edition also brings together a pan-Indian selection of films from a plethora of Indian languages such as Hindi, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Tamil, Bhojpuri, Assamese, Bengali, and more.
Director G. Prabha’s “Taya”, Achal Mishra’s “Dhuin”, Ritesh Sharma’s “Jhini Bini Chadariya”, Ainu Baruah’s “Dimasa”, Madhuja Mukherjee’s “Deep 6” are some of the Indian films to be screened at the movie gala.
A special selection of Korean films — “In The Name Of The Son”, “Chorokbam”, “Siere”, “The Cave” — will also be screened at the festival in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre, New Delhi.
Short films and documentaries, interactive sessions, and a Festival Cafe serving the international street food delicacies are among the other important highlights of the festival. Tickets for the festival and more information related to the festival will be available on the website from April 25, 2022.