The festival, which runs until April 25 at the Arclight cinema in Hollywood, will showcase 33 films from 5 countries.
Dilip Mehta’s directorial debut Cooking With Stella will open the 8th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) on April 20.
The comedy stars Seema Biswas as a cook who uses her long term post as a personal chef to the Canadian High Comission to run an elaborate grey market import business. Lisa Ray and Don McKellar also star.
The festival, which runs until April 25 at the Arclight cinema in Hollywood, will showcase 33 films from 5 countries. US Premieres include Dev Benegal’s Road Movie, which is set in the Rajasthani desert and stars Abhay Deol and Deepa Bhatia’s Nero’s Guests a documentary about suicide among farmers.
Raj Kumar Hirani’s comedy 3 Idiots Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey and Aditya Bhattacharya’s Ashes To Ashes redux will screen in the Bollywood by Night section of the festival.
The festival will close with Calire McCarthy’s The Waiting City, about an Australian couple who travel to Calcutta to adopt a child. McCarthy will attend the screening together with stars Radha Mitchell and Samrat Chakrabarti.
“This is a true celebration of the art and business of Indian film and culture as well as an opportunity to connect with the game changers and emerging filmmakers of Indian themed content,” said IFFLA’s executive director Christina Marouda.