Durga Film Festival puts the colourful Indian cinema in the spotlight. Besides
Bollywood spectacle, Durga also shows heart warming Hindi films, impressive
Mumbai documentary’s and many other beautiful images from India with Love.
These filmic treasures are loved in India and beyond but they shine on the big
screen during Durga Film Festival for the first time in Belgium!
Thursday 2nd September 2010
20:00 Harishchandra's Factory
Introduction by Mayke Vermeren, Zebracinema
2009, 95', Marathi gesproken, NL titels
regie Paresh Mokashi
cast Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande
awards Maharashtra State Film Awards, Kerala Film Festival Award
This playful and exciting movie, the Indian submission for the Oscars, tells the story of the
beginning of the Indian film industry.
Friday 3rd September
14.00 Last Chance Mumbai
2008, 100', Hindi, ENG subtitles
regie Saeed Akhtar Mirza
cast Purab Kohli, Amrita Arora, Rajat Kapoor
A mosaic based in contemporary Mumbai, with stories that meet each other tragically.
The comeback of a celebrated director.
20.00 Heaven on Earth
2008, 106', Punjabi + ENG, Dutch Subtitles
regie Deepa Mehta
cast Preity Zinta, Vansh Bhardwaj
awards 2008: Chicago International Film Festival – Best Actress Award - Preity Zinta
2008: Dubai International Film Festival – Best Screenplay – Deepa Metha
2010: Stardast Awards – Best Actress Award – Preity Zinta
The latest moving film by Deepa Metha (known for Bollywood – Hollywood and the trilogy
Earth, Wind and Fire) starring Bollywood starlet Preity Zinta, who portrays a woman in a
failed arranged marriage.
Saturday 4th September
11.00 The Waiting City
2009, 109', ENG, Dutch Subtitles
regie Claire McCarthy
cast Joel Edgerton, Radha Mitchell
An Australian couple travel to Kolkota meet their long expected adoption child but
intoxicating India puts their marriage to the test.
14.00 Cooking With Stella
2009, 104', Hindi+ENG
regie Dilip Mehta
cast Don McKellar, Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray
A Canadian couple, diplomats, live in New Dheli with their Indian cook, Stella. The kitchens
soon turns into a comic arena in favour of the man of the house.
20.00 Bollywood By Night: Bobby
1973, 169', Hindi, Duth Subtitles
regie Raj Kapoor
cast Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pran Premnath
awards 5 Awards at Filmfare 1973, 2 BFJA Awards 1973
Bobby, directed by the famous Raj Kapoor, is an ultimate love story: it’s about a teen
romance with a hint of social class issues.
Sunday 5th September
11.00 At My Doorstep (Sunday morning: get a free croissant and koffie with your ticket)
2009, 70', Hindi, Dutch Subtitles
regie Nishta Jain
awards Best documentary Los Angeles Indian Film Festival
The Latest documentary by one of India’s up and coming internationally acclaimed directors
Nishta Jain. The documentary maker researches the down side of the economic boom in
14.00 The Well
2009, 120', Marathi gesproken, ENG ondertiteld
regie Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
cast Mohan Agashe, Madan Deodhar, Alok Rajwade
awards 2010: Pune International Film Festival – Film Award for Best Director
2010: Bollywood and Beyond Film Festival Stuttgart – German Star of Indian Award
A melancholic story a lost childhood set in the fairy like Indian countryside.
20.00 Road, Movie
2008, 95', Hindi+ENG
regie Dev Benegal
cast Abhay Deol, Satish Kaushik, Tannishtha Chatterjee
The director of the award winning film ‘Split Wide Open’ takes you on a road trip, through
breathtaking Indian scenery, in true ‘Cinema Paradiso’ style;