A film on 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to open Adelaide Film Festival

25 July 2018, 06:03 PM
A film on 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to open Adelaide Film Festival
A film on 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to open Adelaide Film Festival

"Hotel Mumbai", a thriller based on the backdrop of 2008 terror attack on Taj Hotel in Mumbai is all set to open at the Adelaide Film Festival on October 10.

The movie will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film festival and features Anupam Kher, Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Bonaidi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Jason Isaacs.

The story revolves around a group of people trapped in the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel during the terrorists attack.

The film's key creatives including South Australian director Anthony Maras and producer Julie Ryan will be in attendance, with additional special guests to be announced. 

The event kicks off the festival's curated 11-day programme of screenings and events. The full line-up of this will be year's festival announced in the coming weeks.

''I am forever grateful for the unwavering support the Adelaide Film Festival has offered our project since day one. 

"The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and ADL Film Fest's backing of 'Hotel Mumbai' enabled my home town of Adelaide to play a crucial role in the making of this truly international production, and allowed us to work again with so many amazing South Australian cast and crew.

It could not be more fitting to premiere the film at AFF, and so soon after the world premiere at the Toronto international Film Festival," Maras said in a statement.

Producer Julie Ryan called the film "a truly international collaboration", in which Adelaide played a key part.

Amanda Duthie, CEO and Artistic Director of the ADL Film Fest and ADL Film Fest Fund said, ''It will be a momentous occasion to open this year's festival with the stunning ADL Film Fest Fund feature 'Hotel Mumbai', an extraordinary directorial film debut from South Australia's Anthony Maras with an array of exceptional local talent both on and off the screen.''

First Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 05:56 PM
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