Call centre film launches Indian Film Festival

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12 July 2007, Stuttgart (dpa) - A comedy about a call centre outsourced from the United States to India was on Wednesday to open Stuttgart's 4th Indian Film Festival in Stuttgart.

12 July 2007

Stuttgart (dpa) - A comedy about a call centre outsourced from the United States to India was on Wednesday to open Stuttgart's 4th Indian Film Festival in Stuttgart.

Director John Jeffcoat's Outsourced tells the story of 32-year-old Todd Anderson, the manager of the call centre in Seattle, who finds himself travelling to India to train his own replacement.

The Bollywood and Beyond festival also includes Rajnesh Domalpalli's Vanaja, which was awarded a Golden Bear for best debut feature at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

"This year we are screening a series of films about modern India," said festival programme director Wiebke Reiss.

A total of about 60 films are to be shown during the five-day festival.

Beside the German Star of India, three other prizes are to be awarded during the festival, including for documentaries, short films and an audience award for the best film.

The festival is planning a special tribute this year to the director, actor and producer Chetan Anand, who was one of the first award winners at Cannes Film Festival in 1946. He died 10 years ago.

Ketan Anand, one of his sons, will be present at the Bollywood and Beyond festival. He will not only introduce his father's films, but also present his new documentary Chetan Anand - The Poetics of Film.

DPA

Subject: German news

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