IFFI 2018 will also feature a retrospective section of famed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
The next India International Film Festival, which will be held in Goa, will show 212 films from 68 countries, an organizer said on Friday.
The festival will open with Julien Landais's film "The Aspern Papers," which is based on a novel written by acclaimed writer Henry James. The cast of stars including Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Joely Richardson, Robins Julia, Morgane Polanski, Nicholas Howe will be present on the opening day of the event, which runs from November 20 to 28.
"The competition section represents films produced and co-produced by 22 different countries," festival director Caitanya Prasad. said.
Israel was chosen as the country's focus of the event, which will include a package of films from the Middle East country, Prasad added.
"As far as countries are concerned, in the international section there are about 144 international films from 68 countries.There are 15 acclaimed films that compete for the golden peacock award.
"There are two international premieres, 15 Asian premieres and about 60 Indian premieres," Prasad said, adding that 15 films that will be screened at the event were also presented as Oscar nominations.
The festival will also feature a retrospective section of famed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
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