The 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival has taken place from 7 to 13 December at Odeon cinema in Florence and from 14 to 16 December at Trevi cinema in Rome.
The Festival has celebrated 100 years of Indian cinema and for the occasion has had the honour to have as special guest the super Bollywood star and icon Amitabh Bachchan.
Among the feature film directors, River to River Florence Indian Film Festival has invited the successful Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur
1 and 2) and the newcomer Bedabrata Pain (Chittagong
). The documentary filmmakers in Florence have been Anirudh Chawla (Balls
) and Avadhoot Khanolkar (Bharatmata Ki Jai
), as well as the producer Robin De (Living With Clay
). Representing the short film section, Vikram Dasgupta, director of Calcutta Taxi
, and Johannes Helsberg, music director of Afterglow
, have attended the Festival.
Furthermore, Franco La Cecla, Anna Nadotti, Ashanti Omkar and Marco Restelli have been the speakers of the morning talks.