Indian New Wave and Mainstream Hindi Cinema

Trophee "Extravagant India!" by Bob Brennen
© Krsna Mehta (Design) © Mirjam Letsch (Photographe)

Here is India, full of colour, spice and perfumes, of miseries and splendours. India is like its gods with many faces, abundant, fascinating, unpredictable. With 1200 full-length films produced each year, 40,000 cinemas and 23 million daily viewers, India is the greatest producer of pictures in the world. Yet we do not know, or only superficially, this immense country that is set to become one of the world’s greatest powers.

“Extravagant India !” takes you through the mirror. Far from the usual sectarianism, we have chosen to offer you a bouquet of the best films representing the different regions and the different styles of India.
Our challenge is to introduce you to the Indian New Wave cinema whilst at the same time rejoicing at a Mainstream Hindi creation. Dark thrillers, tart and crazy comedies, contemporary dramas, experimental films, rare documentaries and surprising shorts will feature alongside the great musical comedies whose stars have risen to the ranks of living gods.

“Extravagant India!” is accessible to both public and professionals, with a large choice of films, roundtable discussions (copyright, film music …), exciting meetings with both famous and unknown actors and directors, a competition for independent films and more.

“Extravagant India!” , a mind-blowing festival that spirits up the magic of the past to introduce the magicians of the present.

Created in 2013 to mark the centenary of the Indian cinema, the festival will have it's second edition. Join us as a friend of the Festival.

The doorway to India opens here.

The trophee "Extravagant India" has been created by Bob Brennen


Extravagant India at Film Bazaar and IFFI - Goa

Colonel R. Rathore,  Sate Minister of Information and Broadcasting & Gabriele Brennen
Prem Narain, First secretary MOIA & Gabriele Brennen

November, 2014 : "Extravagant India !" invited by the Embassy of France in India and NFDC attended the Film Bazaar and IFFI (International Film Festival of India) which presents more than 187 movies in a high-level international competition.

Extravagant India! in Cannes

Meet us in Cannes!

From 14 till 24 May 2014, the team of "Extravagant India !" welcomed on its stand of the Cannes Film Festival Market.
/ Palace 01 / Stand(Pit) 24.03

Closing Ceremony Festival 2013

Closing Ceremony © François Vila

Closing Ceremony october 22nd 2013 in presence of Bijay Khemka, President of the Film Federation of India.
(see awards)

Guest of Honour Irrfan Khan Festival 2013

Irrfan Khan was born in 1962 in Jaipur, in India. At the age of twenty two, he manages to obtain a scholarship and joins the National School of Dramatic Art of New Delhi.