Giving a new technology boost to this year's festival, the 42nd International Film Festival of India will showcase 3D stereoscopic movies which are chosen not only for their content but also for the excellence in handling the medium.

The section which brings together 3D cinema classics from across the world includes movies like 'The Cave of Forgotten Dreams' directed by Werner Herzog, 'Pina' from Germany directed by Wim Wenders, 'Hara Kiri: The Death of Samurai' (Japan) directed by Takashi Miike and 'Toomelah' (Australia) directed by Ivan Sen.

At the other extreme of the festival is the old world charm of classic films from Soviet Russia. Archival prints provided by the 'Mos Film Cinema Concern', the largest and oldest film company in Russia and Europe whose output includes most of the widely-acclaimed Soviet films, ranging from the works by Tarkovsky and Eisenstein, form a part of this specially curated package.

The films which will be showcased as part of the 'Russian Classics' section include 'Uncle Vanya' directed by Andrei Mikhalov-Kochalovsky, 'The Mirror' directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 'Go And Look' directed by Elim Klimov and 'The Day of the Full Moon' directed by Karen Shaknazarov.