FILMS

Edmonton Movie Club is a local non-profit society and a supporter of Independent/Regional cinema from India.

Drive-In Films

The Lunch Box (2013) Hindi | Ritesh Batra | 104 Min

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

M.S. Dhoni : The untold story (2016) Hindi | Neeraj Pandey | 184 Min

The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s journey from ticket collector to trophy collector – the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Baahubali 1 - The Beginning (Telugu, Hindi) | SS Rajamouli | 159 Min

In the kingdom of Mahishmati, Shivudu falls in love with a young warrior woman. While trying to woo her, he learns about the conflict-ridden past of his family and his true legacy.

Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion (Telugu, Hindi) | SS Rajamouli | 197 Min

After learning that his father was brutally killed by Bhallaladeva, Mahendra Baahubali raises an army to defeat him and release his mother from the former’s captivity.

Chhichhore (2019) Hindi | Nitesh Tiwari | 143 Min

A tragic incident forces Anirudh, a middle-aged man, to take a trip down memory lane and reminisce his college days along with his friends, who were labelled as losers.

peninsula - train-to-busan-2 (2020) korean | sang ho yeon | 116-min

A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula.

Amar - Akbar - Anthony 1977 (Hindi) | Manmohan Desai | 184 Min

Three brothers, each raised in different religious households, reunite after many years in a chance encounter. They set out to take revenge on those responsible for separating them.

Golkeri (2020) gujarati | viral shah, kunal jadhav | 128 min

Sahil and Harshita end their relationship of two years. However, as much as they want to move on and move away from each other, they are stuck in awkward situations put up by their parents, who make persistent attempts to bring them back together.

Dawn of Gujarati Cinema

This Retrospective series will look at four of blockbuster Gujarati films that reshaped Gujarati Cinema industry. Over a period of 5 years, these films brought scores of Gujarati audience to cinema halls

Kevi Rite Jaish (2012) Gujarati | Abhishek Jain | 128 Min

The film is a satire on the fascination, nay, obsession of the Patels – a Gujarati farmer community – of migrating to the USA. Over the last half a century lakhs of Patels have migrated to the USA and have come to dominate its Motel industry by dint of hard-work and persistence. The story revolves around one of such Patel family and its uncounted tries to immigrate to States.

Bey Yaar (2014) Gujarati | Abhishek Jain | 150 Min

In the desperation to earn quick money, two best friends put their moral values at stake and end up losing their pride and dignity. They then choose a wrong path to set things right and snatch back what was rightfully theirs.

Wrong Side Raju (2016) Gujarati | Mikhil Musale | 140 Min

A driver named Raju embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing lives of 3 people due to a controversial hit and run accident.

Love Ni Bhavai (2017) Gujarati | Sandeep Patel | 146 Min

RJ Antara, who is not romantically inclined, finds herself caught between a materialistic yet dependable entrepreneur, Aaditya, and an optimistic genius, Sagar.

Competition

IIFFA -2020 Competition section will feature 16 outstanding films. Audiences will get to vote through an online polling for various award categories. These polling results will be used in determining the winners of the competition section in various categories.

Oolu (2019) malayalam | Shaji N Karun | 119 Min

A gypsy girl’s spirit takes a liking to a struggling painter and nurtures his art with her prayers. As he soaks in the experience of true love that transcends all realms, worldly vices come calling.

kalla nottam (2020) malayalam | rahul riji nair | 72 min

Two boys steal a Camera kept for surveillance in a store aspiring to make a cinema. But their plans go astray and their attempts to abandon the Camera fails. They end up on wrong side of their actions leading to an irrecoverable loss.

aamis/ravening (2019) assamese | bhaskar hazarika | 107 min

Two chaste lovers bow down to social taboos and repress their feelings, but doing so pushes them towards a horrific crime.

dhunki (2019) gujarati | anish shah | 135 min

Two friends start a food delivery business after quitting their well-paying IT jobs. Their shared journey as young entrepreneurs managing a start-up comes at the cost of personal sacrifices, and will test their mettle. Will they succeed?

oh my kadavule (2020) tamil | ashwath marimuthu | 151 min

When you think marrying your best friend means a ‘happily ever-after’ but it turns out to be just the reverse

hit (2020) telugu | sailesh kolanu | 125min

Vikram is a 30-year-old cop. While he is battling with his own traumatic past, the stakes get high when a girl called Preethi mysteriously disappears in Hyderabad and Vikram has to solve the case at any cost.

nirontor (2020) bengali | chandrasish ray | 102 min

A story that started in the mountains among two colleagues in a regular office tour. And found its way down to the plains following a complex trail of relationships, love and empathy.

gundala (2019) indonesian | joko anwar | 123 min

Indonesia’s preeminent comic book superhero and his alter ego Sancaka enter the cinematic universe to battle the wicked Pengkor and his diabolical squad of orphan assassins.

appu in search of truth (2020) malayalam | sohan lal | 105 min

Nine year old Appu has failed in his examination and teacher has asked him to get his father’s signature on the answer sheet. As Appu was worried about the solid beating he will get, his friend Jithu advises him to secretly copy his father’s signature. Will he?

moothon (2019) malayalam geethu mohandas | 125 min

A transgender child from Lakshadweep sets off to Mumbai in pursuit of Akbar, an elder brother who left the island due to his sexual orientation.

ayyappanum koshiyum (2020) malayalam | sachy | 177 min

The story revolves around the clash between Ayyappan, a senior police officer who serves at the Attappadi Police Station and Havildar Koshi, who comes to the village with a motive.

because we're girls (2019) documentary | baljit sangra | 85 min

A documentary set in BC Canada about an immigrant Punjabi family who have a dark secret they can finally tell.

luv ni love storys (2020) gujarati | durgesh tanna | 142 min

In pursuit of the true love of his life, he ends up leading himself into a crazy roller-coaster ride of multiple relationships.

India Film Festival of Alberta 2020

India Film Festival of Alberta 2020 is one of the most awaited event of the year. It features several award winning and independent movies from India. This is the sixth year of the festival. Drive-In’s are coming to four cities across Alberta and the online festival streams live across Canada.

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