Washington: Director Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ has entered the Mumbai Film Festival in the Golden Gateway award category.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, Dano’s critically acclaimed family drama received praise at the Sundance Film Festival and was also screened at festivals in Cannes and Toronto, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.
Organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images, the Mumbai Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The coveted festival honours films by debutant directors.
Other films in the running for the Golden Gateway award include Adina Pintilie’s Romanian drama ‘Touch Me Not’ which won the Golden Bear at Berlin, Sundance directing award winner ‘And Breathe Normally’ by Isold Uggadottir from Iceland, Sundance screenwriting award winner ‘Nancy’ by Christine Coe and Thai cinematographer-turned-director Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s ‘Manta Ray’ which won the Orizzonti award at Venice.
The Mumbai festival earlier announced a master class with American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky in addition to its lineup for the India Gold section.
In the past, the festival saw master classes being conducted by Oliver Stone and Cary Fukunaga, to name a few.
The festival will be held from October 25-November 1.