Netflix to Present The Irishman, 5 Others at 2019 MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

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Ray Ramano, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro in The Irishman

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2019 Mumbai Film Festival runs from October 17–24
  • Netflix showcasing double the titles it did at MAMI last year
  • Amazon Studios has announced two films as well

Netflix will present six films — five fiction and one documentary — at the 2019 Mumbai Film Festival, otherwise referred to by the acronym of its organising body MAMI: Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, the world’s biggest streaming service has announced. They are Martin Scorsese’s epic crime drama The Irishman, which stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino; the Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver-starrer comedy-drama Marriage Story; the Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce-starrer biographical comedy-drama The Two Popes from City of God director; the documentary Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator about Kolkata-born hot yoga teacher Bikram Choudhury; the French animated film I Lost My Body; and the Wolof-language supernatural romantic drama Atlantics.

The Irishman is one of the most expensive films for Netflix and Scorsese, and reunites the director with De Niro for the ninth collaboration and their first since 1995. Based on the 2004 memoir “I Heard You Paint Houses”, it details the titular character’s (De Niro) alleged hitman jobs for the Bufalino crime family. Directed by Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story is about a couple going through a gruelling divorce between New York and Los Angeles. The Two Popes is about the transition of power from Pope Benedict XVI (Hopkins) to current Pope Francis (Pryce). Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator looks at his rise and celebrity following in California, and the sexual abuse allegations that followed decades later. I Lost My Body and Atlantics are Cannes winners that were acquired by Netflix thereafter.