IFFI celebrates Asian spiritualism through cinema

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 04:20 hrs

A new section celebrating Asian spiritualism through cinema has been launched with the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that got off to a rousing start in Panaji on Tuesday.

Films like The Buddha, Light of Asia, Samsara, Mystic Iran: The Unseen World, The Burmese Harp and The Great Pilgrim will be screened under this section titled Soul of Asia: Cinema and Mysticism.

"The vision is to screen India premieres of films made on themes of Asian philosophies and philosophers, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen, Confucianism, Sufism and other ancient mystic and ascetic traditions of Asia," said the information and broadcasting ministry.

Included in the section is the acclaimed Chinese film, Confucius, directed by Hu Mei.

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