WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Oct 23, 2019, 10.40 AM
Brazilian actor Wagner Moura who is best known for playing the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in Netflix show ‘Narcos’ is now headed to India to attend the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in November.
IFFI will screen close to 250 films from various countries and will run through November 20-28. This will be the 50th edition of the festival.
Wagner will be a part of the festival as he visits India for the first time to bring his directorial debut film ‘Marighella’ under debut competition category.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the news as he wrote, “Wagner Moura - best known as #PabloEscobar in #Netflix series #Narcos - to grace the 50th edition of @IFFIGoa... He will screen his directorial debut #Marighella under debut competition. @PIB_India @Chatty111Prasad @DDNewsLive @DDNational #IFFI2019 #IFFI50 #IFFICaravan #Goa.”
Apart from presenting his film, the actor will also attend an In Conversation session, titled ‘The Magnificent Artist’ where he will talk about his journey as an actor and a filmmaker. He will interact with budding filmmakers in the session.
Wagner’s previous works include ‘Elite Squad’ films and ‘Elysium’.
This year, IFFI will be hosting an international jury for its Golden Jubilee edition. It will have names like the French filmmaker Robin Campillo who was also a member of the Cannes International Jury 2019, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yang and Lynne Ramsay. John Bailey, cinematographer and former President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will chair the jury. Indian filmmaker Ramesh Sippy is also a juror.
This will be his first visit to India as he comes to present his directorial debut ‘Marighella’ under debut competition category.