The Chicago South Asian Film Festival (CSAFF) is back with a stellar line-up for its 13th edition this year, to be held between September 22 and 25.
The opening film will be ‘Lost’ from India. Directed by co-written by Aniruddha Roy Pink Chowdhury, the thriller stars Yami Gautam Dhar, Rahul Khanna, Neil Bhoopalam, and Pankaj Kapur with music by Shantanu Moitra.
The Centerpiece film will be Mostofa Farookhi’s ‘No Land’s Man’ from Bangladesh, a US-India-Bangladesh co-production starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Megan Mitchell. The music is by A R Rahman.
CSAFF will end with ‘Four Samosas’ from USA, which is written and directed by Ravi Kapoor and stars Venk Potula and Sonal Shah.
The festival will showcase 27 World Premieres, 23 US Premieres, and 30+ Chicago Premieres and will also have a curtain raiser presentation on September 16 and 17.
It will also feature—besides the usual Red Carpet and Meet & Greet with filmmakers and artistes, a post-film Q&A, a Filmmakers Lounge Series, a Festival After-Party, this time themed as Bollywood Night, the SAFA Award and award ceremony, and press conferences.