Fifth edition runs July 10-17 and will also feature the UK premiere of Million Dollar Arm.
Sold will receive its European premiere as the opening film of this year’s London Indian Film Festival.
Executive produced by Emma Thompson and starring Gillian Anderson, Jeffrey D. Brown’s film tells the story of a young Nepali girl who is trafficked to Kolkata, India.
Thompson commented: “It is wonderful to have our film premiered at London Indian Film Festival, to raise awareness of child-trafficking, which is an issue close to my heart and is shockingly on the increase world-wide. We hope that this film willmake people think and highlight the support for key charities such as The Helen Bamber Foundation and others working in this difficult area in India, Nepal and elsewhere.”
Other highlights of the festival include the UK premieres of Craig Gillespie’s Million Dollar Arm, starring Jon Hamm and Suraj Sharma, and Anup Singh’s Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost, screen talks from Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar and director Santosh Sivan at the BFI Southbank and the world premiere of Hemalkasa, starring Nana Patekar, which closes the festival on July 17.
”We are delighted that the festival is now firmly established on the London and international scene after five amazing years. If you want to find out more about South Asian cinema, come to London and soak yourself in aweek of magnificent, world class cinema,” said festival director Cary Rajinder Sawhney.
In association with Pure Heaven, the BFI and official hotel partner Grange Hotels, the fifth edition of the festival takes place across London at venutes including Cineworld Haymarket and the ICA.