Top Films of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2017 with Star

Cinematographer-editor-writer-director-producer Rima Das with her entire cast and crew onstage at MAMI

Every film that has been selected in MAMI 2017 is possibly in a class of its own. “Undoubtedly the best film festival in India—227 films from 58 countries in 51 languages,” says Amit Khanna. However, since there is a limit to the number of films that one can view, here’s a list of recommended films. Picked from individual lists put up by reviewers such as Raja Sen, Aseem Chhabra, Mihir Fadvanis, and Ankur Pathak, and filmmakers such as Bijaya Jena. This ought to suffice for a general view.


24 Frames /Abbas Kiarostami

A Gentle Creature /Sergei Loznitsa

Ajji /Devashish Makhija

Ask The Sexpert /Vaishali Sinha

Bad Lucky Goat /Samir Oliveros

Beach rats /Eliza Hittman

Call Me By Your Name /Luca Guadagniono

Chavela /Catherine Gund

Centaur /Aktan Arym Kubat

City of Ghosts /Matthew Heineman

Devil’s Freedom /Everardo González

Felicity /

Funeral Parade Of Roses /

Good Time /Michael Mann

I am not a Witch /Rungano Nyoni

Last Flag Flying /Richard Linklater

Loveless /Andrey Zvyagintsev

Monterey Pop /D.A. Pennebaker

More /Onur Saylak

Mother! /Darren Aronofsky

Mukkabaaz /Anurag Kashyap

November /Rainer Sarnet

Oh Lucy! /Atsuko Hirayanagi

On Body and Soul (Testrol es lelekrol) /Ildikó Enyedi

On the Beach at Night Alone /Hong Sang Soo

Patti Cake$ /Geremy Jasper

Pushkar Puran /Kamal Swaroop

Ralang Road /Karma Takapa

Scary Mother (Sasiishi Deda) /Ana Urushadze

S Durga /Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Stalker /Andrei Tarkovsky

Sweet Country /Warwick Thornton

The Florida Project /Sean Baker

Thelma /Joachim Trier

The Other Side of Hope /Aki Kaurismäki

The Party /Sally Potter

The Square /Ruben Ostlund

The Third Murder /Hirokazu Koreeda

The Wound /John Trengove

Village Rockstars /Rima Das

Wonderstruck /Todd Haynes

Zoo /Shlok Sharma




Ankur Pathak. Mumbai Film Festival 2017: Your Guide To Picking The Best Films From The Line-up. The Huffington Post. Sep 18, 2017

Aseem Chhabra, Five additions to your MAMI bucket list. The Hindu. Oct 04, 2017

Mihir Fadnavis. Curtain raiser: must-watch films at the 19th MAMI Film Festival. The Quint. Oct 13, 2017


Note: the 19th edition, Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival with Star, runs from October 12 to 18.

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