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Peacock
November 30, 2016
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There Should Be More Festivals

By Dale Luis Menezes Stories about art heists or art forgeries make good material for movies. IFFI 2016 featured ‘A Real Vermeer’ (2016), about Han van Meegeren, who forged the paintings of Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch master who painted ‘The Girl with a Pearl E...

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Peacock
November 30, 2016
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Peacock
Festival Roundup

By Sachin Chatte The movie will begin in five minutes / The mindless voice announced All those unseated will await the next show. We filed slowly, languidly into the hall / The auditorium was vast and silent As we seated and were darkened, the voice continued. Th...

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Peacock
November 30, 2016
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Peacock
Twin Tracks

By Yudhishthir Raj Isar UNESCO’s United Nations Creative Economy Report 2013 was sub-titled ‘Widening Local Development Pathways’. The report surveyed how cultural industries - such as film - actually get built and sustained worldwide. It reviews how festivals ...

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Peacock
November 27, 2016
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Peacock
Cinematographer Extraordinare

By Suyash Kamat Weeks before IFFI 2016 began, excitement began to build for Academy award nominee Robert Yeoman’s masterclass on cinematography. How often do you get to get to be in the same room as your inspiration? Yeoman is among the most respected contemporary ...

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Peacock
November 27, 2016
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Reviving Bangladeshi Cinema

By Kinjal Sethia “The film is based on quasi-reality,” says Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, director ‘Aynabaji’ (2016) from Bangladesh. The film depicts a teacher who replaces prisoners during their jail term, but then gets caught up in a horrific situation just as h...

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November 27, 2016
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“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 disc...

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November 27, 2016
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“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 ...

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November 27, 2016
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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 receive...

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November 27, 2016
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Peacock
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...

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November 27, 2016
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“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 environ...

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