Anurag Kashyup's "Ugly," Geetu Mohandas' "Liar's Dice" and Anup Singh's "Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost" are among the highlights of the 12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which takes place April 8-13 at the ArcLight Hollywood.
The festival opens with Jeffrey D. Brown's "Sold," starring Gillian Anderson, which was executive produced by Emma Thompson, and concludes with the culinary comedy "Jadoo," directed by Amit Gupta.
IFFLA also features "Hank and Asha," the Audience Award winner at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, Nagraj Manjule's "Fandry," and "Brahmin Bulls," starring Roshan Seth.
The documentary lineup features films from established as well as new filmmakers, including the world premiere of "The Auction House" and "Faith Connections."
The Bollywood by Night showcase features "Bombay Talkies," a quartet of short films celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, and the thriller "Monsoon Shoutout," which marks the feature debut of writer/director Amit Kumar.
The festival also will be presenting 15 short films, including narrative, documentary and animated works. Highlights include the Sundance award-winner "Love. Love. Love" and the world premiere of Umesh Kulkarni's "The Fly."