Closing Night and Awards Ceremony
India/ 98 min/ Hindi Canadian Premiere
dir: Anu Menon
The National Bank MISAFF16 festival of new South Asian and Middle Eastern cinema presented by ZEE TV closes this year with the Canadian premiere of the critically-acclaimed film WAITING directed by Anu Menon and starring Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin. The director will be in attendance along with a slew of stars from the Canadian and South Asian film industry. The screening will be followed by a party and awards ceremony at the Cineplex.
WAITING is a story of finding hope amidst despair and finding the strength to confront grief, head on. The film screening will be followed by Q & A with the director followed by an awards ceremony. There will be a reception following the screening which will include light refreshments for the closing.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: After a decade of strategic planning in advertising agencies in India and Singapore, Anu Menon decided to give it all up to chase her dream of filmmaking. She graduated from the London Film School with an MA in Filmmaking and a rare distinction. Her short films “Ravi Goes to School,” “Fock Helen and Harry” and “Baby” have screened at various notable film festivals including Tribeca and Edinburgh. Her first feature film, LONDON PARIS NEW YORK, was released in March 2012 to critical acclaim. WAITING is her second feature film.
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WAITING - Feature Film Trailer MISAFF16