Leh: Imagine sitting beneath a star-studded sky, at an open air movie screening in the lap of nature and at an altitude of 11,00 feet in Jammu and Kashmir`s Leh region. Blissful, isn`t it?
The organisers of the Ladakh International Film Fest (LIFF), starting here Friday, are geared to give movie buffs a chance to experience this and more with the third edition of the event.
With 136 domestic and international films to be screened over three days, LIFF will “hopefully be bigger and better this time”, Melwyn Williams, founder and festival director, Maruti Suzuki LIFF, said in a statement.
An opener like Kamal Swaroop`s National Award winning non-feature film ‘Rangbhoomi’, a green carpet Asian premiere of Anurag Kashyap`s ‘Ugly’, a showcase of Hollywood`s latest actioner ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’, book launches, a retrospective on Guru Dutt, tributes to the late Farooque Sheikh and Nanda, an acting workshop for children by Amole Gupte and a special focus on Korea – such are the activities planned for the movie gala in the picturesque and pristine surroundings of Little Tibet.
But the journey to make the event a notch higher than past editions hasn`t come without its share of struggle for the organisers.