Winner of Melbourne Awards 2016 | Winner of Most Popular Indian Film Festival Abroad 2017
Here is a list of films from expat filmmakers who toy around with themes and stories around the Indian experience. These narratives demonstrate a unique and exciting perspective of filmmakers working away from India.

5 Weddings

  • English
  • USA
  • 2018
  • 100 min
  • Festival Rating
Monday, August 20, 06.45 PM | HOYTS Highpoint
Australian Premiere
An American journalist travels to India to cover Bollywood weddings, only to uncover a mosaic of cultural clashes, transgender tangles and lost loves with her travels culminating at a destination wher...Read More[+]

Hare Krishna

  • English / Hindi With English Subtitles
  • India
  • 2017
  • 90 min
Saturday, August 18, 06.00 PM | HOYTS Chadstone
Monday, August 20, 04.30 PM | HOYTS Melbourne Central
Hare Krishna! is a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada--the 70-year-old Indian Swami who arrived in America without support or money in the turbulent 1960s. It explores how he ignited the worl...Read More[+]

Khana Khazana

  • English
  • Australia / India
  • 2017
  • 15 min
Thursday, August 16, 07.30 PM | HOYTS Highpoint
Victorian and Australian Premiere
A migrant worker discovers the dark side of immigrant labour, as his boss begins to control his destiny....Read More[+]

One Less God

  • English / Hindi / French / Turkish With English Subtitles
  • Australia / Nepal
  • 2017
  • 128 min
Wednesday, August 22, 06.30 PM | HOYTS Melbourne Central
Q& A with the Director and lead cast of One Less God after the screening
In attendance :
Director: Lliam Worthington
Lead Talent: Joseph Mahler Taylor, SukhRaj Deepak, Igor Kreyman and Thomas Rouch (composer) will also be in attendance.
In 2008, a band of young Islamic militants from Pakistan land in Mumbai, their primary target, the iconic Taj Mahal hotel. With Indian forces unable to regain control, for 4 days the guests must battl...Read More[+]

The Ashram

  • English
  • 2018
  • 85 min
  • Festival Rating
Friday, August 17, 07.00 PM | HOYTS Highpoint
After receiving a cryptic message, American skeptic Jamie travels to the Indian Himalayas to pick up on the trail of his missing girlfriend. There, he discovers a secretive community led by a guru wit...Read More[+]

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

  • French / English With English Subtitles
  • France
  • 2018
  • 92 min
Saturday, August 18, 05.00 PM | HOYTS Melbourne Central
Sunday, August 19, 05.00 PM | VILLAGE Cinema, Century City (in English)
Victorian Premiere
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is a French English-language comedy-adventure film directed by Ken Scott and starring Dhanush. It is based on a novel by Romain Puertolas titled The Extraordinar...Read More[+]
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