New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Debutant director Karan Gour's 'Kshay' and Ashvin Kumar's 'Inshallah Football' have been selected for screening at the 47th Chicago International Film Festival next month.
While 'Kshay' (Corrode) will have its world premiere in the new directors competition category, 'Inshallah, Football' will be screened in the DOCUFEST competition at the festival starting Oct 6.
Written, directed and produced by Gour, 'Kshay' is a story of Chhaya, a woman of limited means, who leads a good, decent life with her husband Arvind until she becomes obsessed with a sculpture of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.
Chhaya is hell bent on bringing the statue home and the film is all about how it rocks her happy life.
It will be the only Indian film in the new director's category, where the work of 53 first time filmmakers will be showcased.
Ashvin's film, 'Inshallah, Football' focuses on football. With help from a committed South American coach and his charming wife, 18-year-old Kashmiri boy Basharat is good enough to play in Brazil but can't obtain a visa due to his father's militant past.