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

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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

REGIONAL, ANTI-DALIT OPPRESSION MOVIES MARK A MORE DISCERNING AUDIENCE TREND

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As 2016 faded out into the New Year, the many cinemas of India showed clear signs of change, certainly welcome and also heart-warming.

Audiences, whether young or old, made their choices more clear. They were not as mesmerised by... Read More

2016 TIFF: A GEM FROM NEPAL STANDS OUT

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One day to go for the Toronto International Film Festival to close and there is no debate or hustling on which film will win or which will collect Oscars.

However, the joy of festivals lies in quiet, unexpected discoveries. And... Read More

'AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN' IGNITES WORLD SCREENS, KEJRIWAL RISE STRIKES A CHORD

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Who would have thought that a documentary on an Indian election would be one of the most sought after screenings at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, which places close to 400 films before its discerning audience? Moreover, the film pl... Read More

2016 TIFF SHOWCASES INDIA'S WOMEN IN FILM

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The 41st Toronto International Film Festival, two thirds into its end, is showcasing women directors in greater numbers than ever before. Women directors are a whopping 30 percent of the total. Moreover, women film professionals have been provid... Read More

CINEMA: SCINTILLATING MISH AND MASH OF INDIA AND THE GLOBAL

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India’s high points:

*Kolkata remains city of joy with Garth Davis’ ‘Lion’
* New York’s Vikram Gandhi scores with debut feature, ‘Barry’
* Mumbai’s Nina... Read More

TIFF:FUQUA RE-INVENT'S KUROSAWA'S SEVEN SAMURAI, DENZEL WASHINGTON IN THE LEAD

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The 41st Toronto film festival started on a pitched note of expectation with a highly touted film, a remake of the 1960 Western classic of the same name, directed by John Sturges and a memory-etched cast led by Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charle... Read More

2016 TORONTO'S GOURMET FEAST INCLUDES FINEST OF INDIAN FLAVOURS

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TIFF 2016, in its 41st edition, starts its 11 days session on September 8 to an awe-inspiring over-kill of festival films. The Oscar contenders dominate but there is choice a-plenty in its sumptuous menu of different genres. The immense challenge ... Read More

SUMMER FOR INDIAN CINEMA: LONDON, STUTTGART,MELBOURNE

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From July to August, three consecutive events across the globe pride themselves on screening Indian films exclusively to their city audiences. They are the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF), the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart in Germany and the ... Read More

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