The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) is to pay tribute to the work of acclaimed Indian director Yash Chopra, who died last month.
The festival will screen two films directed by Chopra including his swansong, Till I Breathe This Life (Jab Tak Hai Jaan), which marked his return to the director’s chair after eight years and marked the end of a career that spanned more than 50 years.
DTFF will also screen 1995 blockbuster The Brave Heart Will Take the Bridge (Diwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge), produced by Chopra and directed by his son Aditya Chopra.
The director, who died on Oct 21 aged 80, produced more than 40 films and directed over 20 others.
Indian film talent will have a significant presence at the festival including actor Anupam Kher (Silver Linings Playbook); director Mira Nair (The Reluctant Fundamentalist); and director Ashutosh Gowariker (Lagaan, Jodha Akbar).
DTFF will open with the Middle East premiere of The Reluctant Fundamentalist on Nov 17 and will screen around 90 films from around the world.