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

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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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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL DECLARES WAR ON NETFLIX

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CANNES: Cannes opened on a hot sunny day with the French film ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ directed by Arnaud Desplechin (this year there is a considerable emphasis on films from France). The packed press screening was met ... Read More

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENS MAY 17 WITH NOT ONE INDIAN FILM IN 4 TOP CATEGORIES

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CANNES: With Cannes due to open its doors on May 17 to its close to 30,000 film followers, its magnitude on many levels is now demarcated and clear. India’s participation can be perceived on many levels.

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'AFTERNOON CLOUDS' INDIA'S SOLE ENTRY IN CANNES

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FTII third year student Payal Kapadia is the director of the 13-minute short, “Afternoon Clouds”, India’s one official entry in 2017 Cannes. It is the first FTII film to enter and be accepted in the Cinéfondation s... Read More

"SO GLAD INDIANS HAVE BONDED WITH A COMMON ANCIENT CULTURE": AWARD WINNING KYRGYZSTAN ACTOR

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The recently concluded 9th Bengaluru International Film Festival gave its top award, Best Asian Film, to the Kyrgyzstan film ‘A Father’s Will’, a reflective and moving study of changing landscapes of life in today’s unsettl... Read More

2017 BRINGS CHEER FOR INDIE CINEMA: IS THE TIDE TURNING?

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In the very first month of 2017, Indian independent cinema, which means the smaller, more realistic film made by new or known directors, has made a grand entry on the international front. Several films have unexpectedly created waves and even reco... Read More

AMIT V MASURKAR'S "NEWTON" SET FOR BERLIN WORLD PREMIERE

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Amit V Masurkar’s ‘Newton’ will unfurl very shortly at the upcoming 38th Berlin International Film Festival (February 9 to 17), in its Forum for Young Cinema section, which has over the decades taken the initiative to focus atte... Read More

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