IFFM Summer Festival

IFFM Summer Festival

Exciting news! Following the success of its inaugural edition, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) proudly announces the Second IFFM Summer Festival, scheduled from February 29th to March 2nd. IFFM's commitment to fostering a diverse cinematic experience remains at the forefront, making the Second IFFM Summer Festival a must-attend for film enthusiasts worldwide.

Laapataa Ladies

Laapataa Ladies - Opening Film

Language: Hindi (With English Subtitles)
Director: Kiran Rao
Producer: Aamir Khan, Jyoti Deshpande, Kiran Rao
Cast: Nitanshi Goel, Pratibha Ranta. Sparsh Shrivastava, Ravi Kishan, Chhaya Kadam
Synopsis: Set in 2001, somewhere in rural India, Laapataa Ladies is about the adventures of two young brides who get lost from the same train. The chaos that ensues is both funny and moving; and sparks an unexpected series of events that lead them into a journey of immense discovery, about themselves, womanhood and life itself.

Thursday, 29 February | 6:30 pm AEST | HOYTS District Docklands


Language: Hindi, Gujarati, English (With English Subtitles)
Director: Shahrukhkhan Chavada
Producer: Wafa Refai & Shahrukhkhan Chavada
Cast: Bilkish Refai, Fahim Shaikh, Imtiyaz Shaikh
Synopsis: Set in Kalupur, a neighbourhood in the old city of Ahmedabad, India, this slice-of-life film follows the daily life of Razzak and his family through an observational lens. Razzak, an unemployed father of two, endeavours to own an auto-rickshaw for business while his daughter, Ruba, is introduced to an interesting drink worth 100 rupees that she can't afford. Through a series of everyday events, the film uncovers the family’s struggles, interpersonal conflicts, joys, and ways of life as they navigate through the intertwined yet unassuming layers of social and political influence.
The family is caught off guard as an unexpected move threatens their fate and alters life as they know it.

Friday, 1 March | 7:15 pm AEST | HOYTS District Docklands

The Scavenger of Dreams

Language: Hindi (With English Subtitles)
Duration: 85mins
Classification: 15+
Genre: Drama
Director: Suman Ghosh
Cast: Shardul Bharadwaj & Sudipta ChakrabortyShardul Bharadwaj & Sudipta Chakraborty
Synopsis: The story of a family of waste collectors in Calcutta who collects waste from one of the richest localities of the city. They sift through the waste and bring objects for their 6-year-old daughter to tell bedtime stories at night. That is their connection with the richest strata of the society. Their life is left asunder when a new battery-operated car is made mandatory for their collections.

Saturday, 2 March | 7:15 pm AEST | HOYTS District Docklands

Trailer - Laapataa Ladies

Trailer - Kayo Kayo Colour (Which Colour?)

Trailer - The Scavenger of Dreams