Films that received critical acclaim at IFFI on Day 1

On the first day of the film festival in Goa, few movies stood out as the best films of the day
Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: November 22, 2019 15:11 IST
Films that received critical acclaim at IFFI on Day 1

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is undoubtedly one of Asia’s popular and oldest film festivals. The 50th edition of the festival recently saw a grand opening at Goa on Wednesday whereas Superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth inaugurated the ceremony. On Day 1, screenings out of so many films that got screened, here is the list of a few which succeeded in leaving an impact on the viewers and received good appreciation.

Piranhas is an Italian drama film directed by Claudio Giovanni. Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Alfredo Turitto and Ar Tem played crucial roles in the film. The film revolves around a gang of teenage boys on the streets of Naples, armed with handguns and AK-47s to mob the bosses who give them their orders.
Homeward is a Ukranian drama film directed by Nariman Aliev. It features Akhtem Seitablaev and Remzi Bilyalov in vital roles. The film is about a clash between father and son after collecting the body of their family member, a casualty of the Russo-Ukrainian War.
Paa is a Hindi drama film directed by R. Balakrishnan starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Vidya Balan. The film features Amitabh Bachchan as Auro, a 12-year-old suffering from a rare genetic condition known as progeria and real-life father-son Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan played opposite roles in the film.
Ama Khando:
Ama Khando by Dhondup Tsering Gurung is a Nepali film is about the life of a cheerful and strong girl who faces so many odds in her life. She gets abandoned by her husband, deceived by her brother and worried about her spoilt kid's behavior. Fema Dolker played the lead in the movie.
System Crasher:
System Crasher is a 2019 German drama film directed by Nora Fingscheidt. The movie showcases the story of a disturbed nine-year-old girl in the child welfare system who wishes to return to her mother. The film featured Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide and Lisa Hagmeister in pivotal roles.
I am Woman:
I Am Woman is an Australian biographical drama film, directed by Unjoo Moon. It stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald.
Tambadi Mati:
Tambadi Mati is a 1969 released Marathi movie helmed by Bhalji Pendharkar. The film is about Hanma's mother who approaches Taani's uncle, Patil, for five thousand rupees. Patil promises to give that amount but with a condition that Taani should separate from Hanma.
Tarang is a Hindi film directed by Kumar Shahani. The movie stars several big actors including Amol Palekar, Smita Patil, Girish Karnad, Om Puri, and Shreeram Lagoo. The film is about a widowed businessman who lives with his only daughter.
Particles is a French-Swiss drama film directed by Blaise Harrison. The film featured Thomas Daloz, Néa Lueders, Salvatore Ferro, Léo Couilfort and Nicolas Marchant as the lead actors.