Courses for horses, horses for courses

Courses for horses, horses for courses

Both, really. We are in the age of customised platforms for film viewing finding best-match, multiple-matches and staggered exhibition alternatives for films. A magnum opus like Bahubali needs a massive, four-digit simultaneous, theatrical release while a Lunch Box, though critically raved, would be have to content with a two-cinema first-run. And online digital are the...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
A Perspective on Korean Cinema

A Perspective on Korean Cinema

Lifetime achievement award for veteran South Korean filmmaker Im Kwon-Taek.. closing film The Age of Shadows from South Korea… and the Country Focus – Korean Cinema. Obviously, the South Korean cinema is making buzz in IFFI this year. I think this significance to the Korean films has not happened all of sudden. The Korean cinema...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
Screenplay as a ‘fiction’ has its own rules

Screenplay as a ‘fiction’ has its own rules

IFFI this year saw a World gala star-studded premiere of the Midfest Film – Tamara (Venezuela) at Kala Academy. Co-written and directed by Elia K. Schneider this social drama has Luis Fernandez and Prakriti Maduro in lead roles. At the press conference yesterday producer Joseph Novoa said, “Tamara is the story of a man’s struggle...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
Green Shoots

Green Shoots

By Jolaine Ann Moses With global warming on the rise, IFFI voiced its concern by hosting a talk on reducing the carbon foot print of the Indian film industry at an Open Forum session presented by Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA). IDPA President Mike Pandey said, “We have to look at locations that do not...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
IFFI ALL SET for the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2019

IFFI ALL SET for the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2019

The festival director M. Senthil Rajan and CEO of ESG Ameya Abhyankar addressed the media on Thursday, about what was in store for them in second week. M. Senthil Rajan opened the session by saying, “We have all crossed the first half of IFFI 2016 with a very good overall response. Our selection of the...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
The Perch: Mundo Cinematográfico

The Perch: Mundo Cinematográfico

By Vivek Menezes IFFI 2016 delegates know that movies are meant to be savoured whole, from first frame to last, following the entire narrative arc. Even as the lights go down in cinema halls across the festival venue, a chorus of shushes demands complete collective attention to every flickering second on screen. Alas, that option...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
“Stick  To The Story”

“Stick To The Story”

By Niju Mohan Close Encounters with Vilmos’ (2016) portrays one of the most influential cinematographers in history. Director Pierre Filmon spoke to the Peacock about his movie. Q How did you get the legend to agree to this documentary? A: I feel extremely lucky he gave me all his confidence from the first meeting itself....

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
“There Is Always Hope”

“There Is Always Hope”

 By Kinjal Sethia “We made this film to prove that Kurds and Turks can live as brothers,” says Baris Kaya, director of ‘Rauf’ (2016). His Turkish-language movie portrays the platonic love story of a young boy, set against the struggle for Kurdistan. Comprising almost 20 percent of the population of Turkey, the Kurdish minority demands...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016
Konkani Trailblazer

Konkani Trailblazer

By Sachin Chatte Rajesh Pednekar’s film ‘K Sera Sera’ is titled to riff on the popular Doris Day song, Que Sera Sera, which has been a childhood favourite for many generations. Pednekar is a vaastu consultant by profession, and the film’s director Rajiv Shinde teaches at Goa College of Art. It was passion for theatre...

November 27, 2016November 27, 2016