Saturday, 6 March 2021
Harami to premiere as part of Hebden Bridge Film Festival
Indian film Harami will receive its UK premiere as part of the 2021 Hebden Bridge Film Festival.
The film is a modern Oliver Twist set in bustling Mumbai, Harami tells the story of a teenage pickpocket who develops a conscience after one of his targets commits suicide. The film is presented in partnership with Bradford Literature Festival.
Tickets for the festival, taking place online from 19-21 March 2021, are now on sale. The festival presents world cinema, UK and US independent features and shorts, as well Q&A’s and panel discussions with filmmakers.
Harami is the second feature from Indian-born commercial and film director Shyam Madiraju, whose debut was the 2015 English-language survival drama Eden. American filmmaker Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, Last Christmas) is an executive producer.
Director Shyam Madiraju will be in conversation with Syima Aslam Director of Bradford Literature Festival.
Louise Wadley, Hebden Bridge Film Festival Director said: “What an honour for the Hebden Bridge Film Festival to be able to premiere Harami, and allow UK audiences to experience this wonderful story and beautiful film.”
Syima Aslam Director of Bradford Literature Festival (BLF) said, "Harami is fantastic story and a wonderful love letter to the city of Mumbai. BLF are delighted to be partnering with Hebden Bridge Film Festival on this exciting event, continuing our mission of sharing unexpected stories that encourage important intercultural dialogue."
The full line-up of the 2021 Hebden Bridge Film Festival is available at www.hebdenbridgefilmfestival.org. The festival also includes the UK premiere of the award-winning Iranian film Beloved.
Previously, on the HebWeb
Hebden Bridge Film Festival 2021 Line-Up Announced (23 Feb 2021)
HebWeb News: Hebden Bridge Film Festival Announces Short Film Programme (5 November 2020)
HebWeb News: Australian Dream Online Q&A to explore Racism in Sport (11 June 2020)
HebWeb News: And Then We Danced to close Hebden Bridge Film Festival 2020 (19 Feb 2020)
HebWeb News: Misbehaviour to open Hebden Bridge Film Festival 2020 (3 Feb 2020)
HebWeb News: Home, An Outward Journey Inward (18 Nov 2019)
HebWeb News: The first Hebden Bridge Film Festival was an great success (1 April 2019)
HebWeb News: The first Hebden Bridge Film Festival is this Weekend (22 March 2019)
HebWeb News:Film Festival Programme launched. (8 March 2019)
HebWeb News: Film Festival Launch on Friday 8 March (26 Feb 2019)
HebWeb News: Award-winning Carmen and Lola added to Film Festival (21 Feb 2019)
HebWeb News: Jessica Hynes directing debut ‘The Fight’ (12 Feb 2019)
HebWeb News: ‘Being Frank’ confirmed for Hebden Bridge Film Festival (3 Feb 2019)
HebWeb News: Wild Rose announced as Hebden Bridge Film Festival opening film (Jan 2019)
HebWeb News: Hebden Bridge Film Festival - with Maxine Peake as patron (Dec 2018)