Kranti Kanade’s Against Itself, a project that received the first Iffla (Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles) Film Fund Development Grant is set to begin production mid-March in India.
The film is about a secular expatriate American schoolmaster in India who struggles against a tide of anti-Christian sentiment that threatens his students, his school and his life. Harvey Keitel, who has starred in films like Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction and The Piano will play the lead role in the film.
Iffla assisted the project with $10,000 in development funds, providing networking opportunities and staging a script read at the most recent festival.
The 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Iffla) will take place April 12-17, 2011, at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles , California . It will feature over 40 films from or about India. The awards will be given for best feature film, documentary, and short film.
Kranti Kanade’s film to begin in March, Harvey Keitel will play lead