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Bollywood Super Star Aamir Khan to be the special guest at the 2019 Belfast Film Festival

During the 19th Belfast Film Festival, Aamir Khan will participate in ‘In Conversation’ event at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. This event will be held on April 16, 2019, and will celebrate Aamir Khan’s body of film work and pay tribute to his humanitarian activities. The evening will be hosted by Nasreen Munni Kabir, who has authored 17 books on Hindi Cinema, and has made over 80 TV programmes on Indian films for Channel 4 and continues to curate C4’s annual Indian film season.

Mark Cousins, Chair of the Belfast Film Festival, said of Aamir Khan’s visit, “Many of us fell in love with films because of big-hearted movies like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and Tom Hanks’ ‘Big’.  That’s the sort of films that Aamir Khan makes. His epic entertainments have the spirit of Frank Capra movies. He uses his stardom as boldly as Jane Fonda. We are honoured that he will come to the Belfast Film Festival.”
Michele Devlin, Director of the Belfast Film Festival, said “The Belfast Film Festival’s tribute to Aamir Khan is the start of a bold new five-year exploration of cultural diversity in films, which will include Chinese, Polish and many other cultures. As part of this work, we are delighted to announce a new collaboration with the New York Indian Film Festival. Indian cinema with its stardom, storytelling, history, themes and popularity is a great starting point for this project, and hosting the wonderful Aamir Khan is a perfect beginning.”
Speaking ahead of the festival, Jonathan Stewart, Director, British Council Northern Ireland, said, “Belfast Film Festival brings the very best in world cinema to Northern Ireland and acts as an important platform for local writers, filmmakers, and the arts community.
British Council Northern Ireland is working with local partners to further develop links with India in films and the wider arts, so we are honoured to support a programme which brings one of the most popular and influential actors and directors of Indian cinema to Northern Ireland.”
Film fans, lovers of Indian Cinema, and those who are film curious will be able to see some of Aamir Khan’s most popular films throughout the festival at the Movie House, Dublin Road (3 Idiots, Dhobi Ghat/Mumbai Diaries, Dangal, and Taare Zameen Par).
Tickets can be purchased at: www.belfastfilmfestival.org. With over 100 events including over 40 premieres, the full programme will launch on Wednesday March 13.

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