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Claude Chaubrol retrospective highlight, Amitabh Bachchan for closing ceremony

Posted on Dec 03, 02:29PM | UNI

Bollywood superstar, hailed as one man industry in his hey days, Amitabh Bachchan will grace the closing ceremony of the tenth Chennai International Film Festival under the aegis of Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation here from December 13 to 20.

With Engish Daily The Hindu and real estate company Casa Grande as title sponsors, the festival this year will screen more than 160 films from more than 57 countries in various caegories like world cinema, country focus and retrospective, the organisers actress film maker Suhansin Maniratnam and Festival director Thangaraj announced at a press conference this evening.

But for such festivals, ardent film buffs cannot get to see some of the best films in world cinema, Ms Suhasini said, announcing an award this year for best film buff, besides the films screened.

One of the best film makers in world cinema Claude Chabrol's retrospective will be the highlight of this year's festival, Ms Suhasini also informed.