In a rare gesture probably keeping up to its objective of appreciating creativity and notwithstanding the border tension between India and its neighbor China, the Chinese film PATIO OF ILLUSION was the official selection by the IFFI selection committee and it was screened at the just concluded International Film Festival of India.
The hybrid edition of 52nd edition of IFFI was held from 20th – 28th November 2021 at Goa with the scare of Corona receding, the Chinese film Patio of Illusion was officially selected for Theatrical and virtual screening under World Panorama section (Non-Competitive section) as informed by Pritam Sharma, the head PR of Indo-China film society.
Speaking to Filmy Town, Kishor Jawade, the founder of ICFS said, “This is the first time ever that a Chinese feature film has been selected under World Panorma Section (the Non-competitive section) at 52nd IFFI in Goa.”
Nitin Sharma, International film head (ICFS) revealed that Patio of Illusion is a touching story of an ordinary man living in modern Macau. When he loses his courage to face his true self, he risks losing what he treasured the most – his family. Feeling abandoned by his parents since his childhood, the protagonist wows to earn big money and provide for his wife and children. But in the midst of achieving it, he faces the same dilemma of the mistakes of his parents being repeated again.
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