Winner of Melbourne Awards 2016 | Winner of Most Popular Indian Film Festival Abroad 2017
This section of the festival offers you the unique opportunity to explore some of the best films from filmmaking talents from some of India’s closest neighbours. Travel through this wondrous world of stories to explore the vast variety of Indian Subcontinent narrative!

Her. Him. Other

  • Sinhala / Tamil With English Subtitles
  • Sri Lanka
  • 2017
  • 116 min
  • Festival Rating
Monday, August 20, 07.00 PM | HOYTS Highpoint
Three Sri Lankan filmmakers renowned for their internationally acclaimed films based on the Sri Lankan civil war, join in to make one film to express their views on post-war reality....Read More[+]

Jonmosathi (Born Together)

  • Bengali With English Subtitles
  • 2018
  • 75 min
  • Festival Rating
Sunday, August 19, 06.30 PM | HOYTS Forest Hill
The film is a journey for rediscovering self-identity for director Shabman Ferdousi. Thirteen children are born in a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a country born out of nine months of war. Five amon...Read More[+]

My Pure Land

  • Urdu With English Subtitles
  • 2017
  • 92 min
  • Festival rating
Saturday, August 11, 05.00 PM | HOYTS Broadmeadows
Based on a true story, the film casts a withering look at the patriarchal system of that nation and the corruption of the local authorities. Told in a non-linear style, it tells of three women faced w...Read More[+]

Ralang Road

  • Nepali With English Subtitles
  • Nepal
  • 2017
  • 112 min
  • Festival Rating
Tuesday, August 14, 07.00 PM | HOYTS Forest Hill
Australian Premiere
In a small hill town, a series of coincidences related to a mysterious robbery brings four people together. As these seemingly mundane events become increasingly dramatic, the four persons find themse...Read More[+]
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