Now in its 17th year, the established Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) for the year 2016 takes place between April 28 – May 7, and is getting prepared to showcase worlds best movies.
This year the festival will feature around 211 films from 45 countries out of which an Indian Film “LOEV” has been selected in ‘International Competition’ category.
Directed by Sudhanshu Saria is yet another boost for promising Indian voices across the globe. LOEV is a complex triangular relation between three gay men. LOEV, a film which remains something of a defiant political act to make a Homosexuality focused film in India has gained much attention from International audiences, and was nominated in many international film festivals. It was also first Indian feature film to be selected in prestigious South by Southwest Film Festival (SKSW).
‘LOEV’ was shot in conditions of absolute secrecy, which tells how Homosexuality can still be considered against the act of law. Director Sudhanshu Saria dedicated his first film to the late Dhruv Ganesh an actor who played the role of Sahila in film.
‘LOEV’ will feature on screens at CGV Jeonjugosa 6, Jeonjun Cinema town 7 and CGV Jeonjugosa 5 on 30th April and 2nd,4th May.
The festival will open with the Canadian film ‘Born to the Blue’, while the closing film will be Korean movie ‘Die Bad’.