The International Film Festival of India will be held in a hybrid format from January 16-24 this yr. The competition was postponed due to the pandemic, however now with the hybrid format in place, it is going to display screen 224 movies this yr. Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar is the chairperson of the jury at the 51st IFFI.
Talking about the competition, Cesar informed indianexpress.com, “I am extremely honoured to be the chairperson of the 51st IFFI. I attended IFFI for the first time in 1994 when it was being held in Kolkata.”
Pablo Cesar mentioned Indian cinema has modified loads over the years. He added that in the 90s, when he first attended IFFI, movies from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal impressed him loads.
“In the starting, I assume Bombay was the solely capital of cinema in India with its Bollywood movies, however now it’s Tollywood, Kollywood and extra and they’re rising yr by yr, so that’s superb. I have seen this variation over the years and likewise throughout the instances when I visited India,” he shared.
Pablo Cesar, who will be attending the competition just about, additionally heaped reward on the high quality of know-how utilized in Indian cinema. “The high quality of know-how in Indian cinema is absolutely rising yr per yr. It is extremely skilled,” he mentioned.
Cesar is thought for his contribution to cinema with movies like Equinox, the Garden of the Roses, Pensando en él amongst many others.