Cannes: ‘Indian Summer,’ an annual film festival hosted by the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts in Paris, will mark its fifth year in September-October 2008 with a full-fledged celebration of “the stars of Bollywood.”

“A total of 23 films will be screened over a period of two months and the package will include entries spanning over 60 years — from the 1940s to the present day,” Martine Armand, who has been curating the film festival said.

“The idea is to present the entire historical range — from Mehboob Khan’s ‘Aan,’ starring Dilip Kumar, to Yash Chopra’s ‘Veer-Zaara.’ The festival will open with a screening of ‘Guide,’ directed by Vijay Anand and starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman.”

A special screening of Guru Dutt’s films — ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chand,’ ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool,’ ‘Pyaasa’ and ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’ will also be held. “He has a huge following across France,” added Ms. Armand. — PTI

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