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Irrfan Khan's Doob o be screened at Shanghai International Film Festival

Irrfan Khan's Doob o be screened at Shanghai International Film Festival

India Blooms News Service | | 12 Jun 2017, 08:55 pm
Dhaka/Mumbai, June 12 (IBNS): Right before Moscow film festival, Doob (No bed of roses), featuring Indian actor Irrfan Khan, is going to compete at another A-list competition.

Shanghai International Film Festival 2017 has selected Doob( No bed of roses) as one of the main competition titles vying for coveted Golden Goblet Awards, report Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

Actor Irrfan Khan also confirmed the matter and tweeted: "#Doob will be screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival .. Here's the poster."

Two-time Palm d'or and one time Oscar winner Bill August (Pele the Conqueror famed) is leading the competition titles with his new film The Chinese Widow.

Hong Kong master Ann Hui and Silver Lion winner CaiSangjun are amongst the notable contenders.

15 films have been selected for the main competition from Germany, USA, Russia, China, Iran, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Romania, Poland, Italy, Japan, and UK.

Earlier at a reception in Cannes, the festival released the complete list of jury which is nothing short of a stellar one. Romanian new wave poster boy CristianMungiu has been appointed as the jury head.

He is well known for his Palm d'or winner 4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days. Besides, two of his other films won three more awards at Cannes.

Oscar winning Whiplash producer Gary Michael Walters, Golden Lion winner US/Macedonian filmmaker MilchoManchevski, Chinese director Cao Baoping, Chinese screenwriter Li Qiang, Japanese director Sabu, and Chinese actress Xu Qing will join Christian in the international jury.

The festival runs from June 17 to June 25. At a closing ceremony on June 25th, the awards winner will be declared.

Filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, actor Irrfan Khan, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Parno Mittra, producers Ashok Dhanuka, Abdul Aziz, and Himanshu Dhanuka will represent the film at the festival.⁠⁠⁠⁠

Image: Irrfan Khan Twitter page