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Delhi pays tribute to football
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | June 29, 2006 15:13 IST
Delhi, which has been deprived of the privilege of hosting the International Film Festival of India with Goa becoming its permanent venue, will have to remain content with a smaller version of it. The eighth edition of the Osian Cinefan Festival of Asian Cinema will begin on July 14 at the Siri Fort Auditorium.
The festival will open with Pan Nalin's Valley of Flowers (starring Naseeruddin Shah and Milind Soman).
The festival will end with Iranian director Jafar Panahi's celebrated film Offside, about an Iranian woman's love affair with football. When she tries to catch her favourite team in action live, hardliners prevent her from entering the stadium, and she has to be content with strips of information about the match. When her team wins, she joins the rest of the crowd to celebrate.