National Award-winning Tamil children’s film “Kaaka Muttai” will have its US premiere at the forthcoming 13th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), which will take place here between April 8 and 12.
Besides Kaaka Muttai (“Crow’s Egg”), the festival will also screen Jai Ho, a documentary on double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman and “Amma & Appa”, about a filmmaking south Indian/German couple and their parents.
IFFLA 2015 presents 25 films, including four world premieres, seven North American premieres, two US premieres, and 10 Los Angeles premieres. The films hail from six different countries, including India, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Cuba, in 10 different languages — from Hindi and Tamil to English, Spanish and German.
“Many of the films at this year’s IFFLA look at contemporary youth from diverse backgrounds, united in their creative ways of overcoming life’s situations. The palpable energy of youth spirit runs throughout our film lineup, and these stories take you on an adventurous journey,” Jasmine Jaisinghani, IFFLA’s artistic director.
The festival’s popular Bollywood by Night series returns this year with the screening of Bollywood classic Taal.