Closing Day and TIFF’s Sunday brunch for the media, the day after the festival officially ends, is when its leading lights,​ Director and CEO Piers Handling and ​Artistic Director ​Cameron Bailey,​ announce the winners. They do so swiftly, i .. Read More

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TIFF 2017: ROYALTY, SHAKESPEARE, STRONG ACTORS GIVE INDIAN CINEMA A COSMOPOLITAN EDGE

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As TIFF heads to its conclusion, films like ‘The Hungry’, ‘Victoria and Abdul’ and ‘What Will People Say’ take Indian cinema to foreign shores.

Bornila Chatterjee’s glossy and ambitious seco... Read More

FACES AND FACETS OF TIFF 2017

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Just past midway through the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival, the cacophony and buzz in different directions has still to give out clear signals. Here are some notable and distinct trends that have emerged at TIFF this year

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TORONTO FILM FEST: STRONG INDIE FILMS FROM INDIA

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Every year, TIFF screens intriguing Indian films that encapsulate the country’s being and essence, whether in far flung villages or urban centres. This year, it has a quartet of such films and adding to that, a surprise. There are films that... Read More

2017 TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL : HUGE AND POPULAR, NO NITPICKING HERE!

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​A film programmer’s mission is to look for the strongest indie films from far corners of India and take them to the world arena. The inward drill is to recite, “I wish” as the top, prized festivals draw near: Cannes, Venice,... Read More

LIFF IN CONVERSATION WITH ASHUTOSH GOWARIKER

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LONDON: Ashutosh Gowariker, the reputed filmmaker assessed his exceptional career as he conversed with writer, TV producer, director, Nasreen Munni Kabir at the 8th London Indian Film Festival.

“My regret has ... Read More

A TEPID CANNES ENDS WITH WOMEN ON TOP!

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CANNES: The 19 films that competed in Cannes together came across as a tepid selection, especially when contrasted with last year’s big winners which included gems such as Ken Loach’s ‘I, Daniel Blake’, And... Read More

CANNES FOCUS ON DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES: MISANTHROPY, MALAISE ACROSS GLOBAL BOUNDARIES

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CANNES: This year in Cannes, notable films from vastly different countries and cultures strike similar chords. Whether from Spain, USA, UK , Russia, China or elsewhere, many themes revolve around families falling apart because the... Read More

DIARY FROM CANNES: OF BOMB SCARES AND MANTO

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CANNES: Only Cannes could so ably and pleasantly manage the scrupulous security at the multiple points of entrance and exit of this massive, wide-spread festival. Its screenings start at around 8 am and end well past midnight eve... Read More

CANNES DIARY: TAMIL CINEMA BONDS, OKJA STUNS DESPITE NETFLIX BOO BOO

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CANNES: Colourful silk scarves with gold/silver motifs shimmered on milling shoulders at the Cannes Market opening dinner on May 18, offered as giveaways by the Indian co-hosts of the evening, Chennai based Thenandal Studios.
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CANNES DIARY: TAMIL CINEMA BONDS, OKJA STUNS DESPITE NETFLIX BOO BOO

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CANNES: Colourful silk scarves with gold/silver motifs shimmered on milling shoulders at the Cannes Market opening dinner on May 18, offered as giveaways by the Indian co-hosts of the evening, Chennai based Thenandal Studios.
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