Indian Link's top 5 Sydney Film Fest picks

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 We know that we’re pretty excited about the upcoming Sydney Film Festival 2014 and you should be too! Our top 5 picks will show you why

Faith Connections

 

This is Pan Nalin’s (of Samsara fame) latest offering. It looks at India’s Kumbh Mela; the ultimate pilgrimage for 100 million Hindus.

Read our exclusive interview with the director here

 

Friday On My Mind: Pan Nalin

Hear Pan Nalin chat about Faith Connections and his craft.

Charulata

If you haven’t heard of the 1964 classic yet, it’s  Satyajit Ray’s adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novel. Why go see it? It’s a love triangle centered around a lonely housewife in Victorian Calcutta, and was the start of Ray’s success as a master of world cinema.

Siddharth

This is a film about an Indian father desperately searching for his 12-year-old son who goes missing after being sent to work at a factory. And it was also a hit in Venice and Toronto.

 

Gourmet Cinema: The Lunchbox

This one has us drooling all over our keyboards at the very thought of top Australian celebrity chef Luke Mangan whipping up an Indian feast to go with this flick. Irrfan Khan stars in this hit indie food and romance filled movie, which perfectly suits a multi-course spread of  glass brasserie, with bubbles, Little Creatures beer and Eden Road wine.

Read more about the film here