“Films Have To Go Deeper Than Reality”

“Films Have To Go Deeper Than Reality”

By Kinjal Sethia “Making a film is an act of faith. I had faith that I would this film a reality,” says Julieta Ledesma, director of ‘Son of War’ (2016). The film is set in the countryside of Argentina, portraying psychological tensions underlying family discord. As familial conflict unveils amidst the backdrop of a drought,...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
“A Special Bond With The Village of Nakom”

“A Special Bond With The Village of Nakom”

By Dale Luis Menezes ‘Nakom’ (2016) was filmed in the Ghanaian village of the same name. There is no running water or electricity, and the subjects are steeped in tribal tradition. This deeply rustic setting both attracts and repulses the lead character, Idrissu (superbly played byJacob Ayanaba), a talented scholarship student on the cusp of...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
Message from Manipur

Message from Manipur

By Dale Luis Menezes “Today is a very special day for me. This is my first debut feature film. My mom is also here,” said Haoban Paban Kumar, director of ‘Loktak Lairembee’ (2016), before the IFFI 2016 screening of his debut feature. His comments were received with exuberant applause from the large Manipuri contingent which...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
Director’s Cut

Director’s Cut

By Sachin Chatte In his second year as director of the International Film Festival of India, C. Senthil Rajan looks more relaxed, but remains perennially busy. It is no mean feat to put together a festival of this magnitude, with its complex logistics. The biggest challenge for Rajan and his team was the programming, since...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
“We need more Amitabh Bachchans to reduce global warming”

“We need more Amitabh Bachchans to reduce global warming”

IDPA conducted its second Open Forum yesterday, sounding an urgent warning about the spreading carbon footprint and discussed steps to curb/neutralise its deleterious effect, especially among the film fraternity. Mike Pandey, President of IDPA and world-renowned environment-awareness film-maker, was the moderator. On the panel were Senthil Rajan, Director DFF, and Arvind Ranade, of Vigyan Prasar,...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
Seven films in race for the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal Prize at the 47th IFFI 2016

Seven films in race for the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal Prize at the 47th IFFI 2016

At the IFFI 2016, there are seven films competing for the International Council for Films, Television and Audio-visual Communication (ICFT)-UNESCO Gandhi Medal Prize from the International Film Section and one film from the Indian Panorama Section. C. Senthil Rajan, Director DFF, said that he is thankful to ICFT-UNESCO for giving this medal. He announced the...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
International Jury watch films with Divyangs

International Jury watch films with Divyangs

47th IFFI has become the first film festival to let visually impaired enjoy a film through audio description support. The organizers, in collaboration with Civil Society Organization Saksham, have curated a three film package to be screened at the on going IFFI. Yesterday, the members of the International Jury joined the visually impaired children and...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
BRICS FLICKS

BRICS FLICKS

A competitive film festival, was held in September, in New Delhi, preceding the Brazil, India China, Russia and South Africa (BRICS) summit, to which Goa played host last month. 20 films (4 each from member countries) were screened. The five award winning films form the BRICS package at IFFI, including the Kannada language film, Thithi...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
India In A Day

India In A Day

By José Lourenço ‘India in a Day’ (2016) is the first documentary made by Canada-born Richie Mehta, previously director of ‘Amal’ (2007), ‘Siddharth’ (2013) and ‘I’ll Follow You Down’ (2014). In October 2015, Mehta teamed up with Ridley Scott and Anurag Kashyap on behalf of Google, as executive producer for India in a Day. The...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
Adios El Lider

Adios El Lider

Fidel Castro died yesterday. IFFI 2016 Spanish-English translator Patricia Pereira Sethi knew him well. She spoke about the late Cuban President to The Peacock’s Kinjal Sethia. “I interviewed Fidel Castro in 1984 on the 25th anniversary of the Revolution. It was the only interview he had given in 15 years, so it was a major...

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