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Nine silent films to be shown at Mumbai fest


July 18th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Nine silent movies will be screened at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival and veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal said "this is how we are going to celebrate ... Read more...

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‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ goes globe trotting


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Amole Gupte's "Stanley Ka Dabba", which has garnered a lot of critical acclaim, will now travel to 10 international film festivals.The film, which has ... Read more...

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Scorsese pays tribute to George Harrison’s Indian connection


October 21st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) He was one of the most important musicians of our times. Not just because George Harrison belonged to the Beatles but also because he was the ... Read more...

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Indian film festivals come of age (Comment)


October 21st, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
On the eve of the Mumbai Film Festival, filmmaker Shyam Benegal had confidently said this is the best festival India has seen so far. As the festival came to a close ... Read more...

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French film ‘My Little Princes’ sweeps MAMI awards


October 21st, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) French film "My Little Princess", directed by Eva Ionesco and produced by Rancois Marquis, swept the awards at the international competition at the 13th Mumbai Film ... Read more...

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Something ‘un-French’ about this Frenchman


October 20th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor, writer and director Martin Provost, whose film "The Long Falling" is being screened at the Mumbai Film Festival, is not your typical Frenchman.His heart beats ... Read more...

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Off beat films keep me grounded: Mithun


October 19th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Three-time national award winning actor Mithun Chakraborty says it is important for him to work in off-beat films because this keeps him grounded."Such films (off-beat films) ... Read more...

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Indian screenwriting in a miserable state: Abbas Tyrewala


October 19th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Screenwriting is considered to be the backbone of a film. It is also believed that it is an art form that is in decline in ... Read more...

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Where Indian cinema meets unconventional buyers


October 19th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) India is one of the largest film producing nations in the world, but is yet to explore important markets like South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. ... Read more...

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A debut that highlights Asian cinema


October 19th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) If cinema had its child prodigies, she would be one - after all considering the maturity that direction requires, mid 20s could be seen as the ... Read more...

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Missed it at Cannes? Catch it in Mumbai


October 18th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Long queues of mostly youngsters and celebrities are a common sight at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival, which is attracting huge crowds thanks to the excellent ... Read more...

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To get actors, composers, Onir eyes social media


October 18th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Onir, known to bring taboo subjects like homosexuality into the mainstream, says his next film "Shab" will tell the love story of a gigolo and ... Read more...

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‘India needs time to open up to gay themes in films’


October 17th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) In India it has recently become a criminal offence to discriminate against people due to their sexual orientation. But commercial Indian films are far from catching ... Read more...

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Sakshi Tanwar makes her ‘bold’ presence felt


October 17th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Popular TV actress Sakshi Tanwar's "O Re Manwa" and "Bawra Mann" were part of Film Mart section at the ongoing 13th Mumbai Film Festival. She plays ... Read more...

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Indian films set to make inroads in Japan?


October 17th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) While Indian films have a global reach, they have yet to find a foothold in Japan. A senior official of Japan's oldest production studio says Rajinikanth-starrer ... Read more...

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Making Indian cinema big in global market


October 16th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) The overseas market for Indian films is growing and will rise by about 20 percent in the next few years, say film industrialists from India ... Read more...

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Digital is the future, accept filmmakers


October 15th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Panelists at an open forum on digital tools in filmmaking at the Mumbai Film Festival Saturday were unanimous in endorsing digital technology as the future of ... Read more...

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Rachel Weisz real actor than movie star: Director Kondracki


October 14th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Director Larysa Kondracki, who has teamed up with Rachel Weisz in his debut feature film "The Whistleblower", is all praise for the Oscar winning actress ... Read more...

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Women dominate at bigger, better Mumbai film fest


October 14th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) The 13th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) that kickstarted Thursday has an impressive line-up of over 200 films from 60 countries, but one stunning ... Read more...

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Sarika in Mumbai film fest’s international jury


October 1st, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Seasoned actress Sarika, who started her career as a child artist in the late 1960s, has been named the fifth jury member by the Mumbai Film ... Read more...

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Mumbai Film Fest to have France as country focus


September 20th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The 13th Mumbai Film Festival, starting Oct 13, will focus on French films this year."This year the country focus will be France, so you will have ... Read more...

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Gulzar to get lifetime award at Mumbai film fest


September 20th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Veteran poet-lyricist Gulzar will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival, says Shyam Benegal."This year we are giving the ... Read more...

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Buddhade Dasgupta receives award for ‘Janala’


March 6th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta has received the best feature film award he won at Taipei's Asia Pacific Film Festival for his Bengali movie "Janala" ... Read more...

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Bengali movie ‘Janala’ set to release Feb 25


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) After travelling to 15 film festivals across the world and wowing film buffs, Buddhadeb Dasgupta's "Janala" will be screened here Feb 25 and the director is happy ... Read more...

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Oscar-nominated ‘Inside Job’ to hit Indian screens Feb 4


January 28th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Critically acclaimed documentary the "Inside Job", which wowed audiences abroad and got an Oscar nomination, will be released here Feb 4.Directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by ... Read more...

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12th Mumbai Film Festival ends


October 29th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Shaikh SharikMumbai, Oct.29 (ANI): The 12th Mumbai Film Festival, organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images, ended with a gala closing ceremony.The eight-day-long film festival showcased over 600 films from ... Read more...

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Mumbai Film Festival honours Oliver Stone at closing ceremony


October 29th, 2010 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) The eight-day gala affair at the 12th Mumbai Film Festival concluded Thursday night in a grand way with active participation from Bollywood and presence of legends like ... Read more...

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Abhishek hits back at Prahlad Kakkar


October 28th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan has hit back at ad-man Prahlad Kakkar's comment that the actor should be in the Guinness Book of World Records for standing ... Read more...

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India a strong film market: French studio


October 28th, 2010 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) A leading French production house, Studio Canal, sees India as a potential hub for international films and believes it is essential to create awareness about Indian ... Read more...

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Rituparno Ghosh is a fabulous actor: director Sanjoy Nag


October 27th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Debutant Bengali director Sanjoy Nag, who cast director Rituparno Ghosh in his film "Memories in March", is all praise for the National Award winner's acting skills."He is a ... Read more...

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‘Making my first film has made me old’


October 27th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) The international competition section at the ongoing 12th Mumbai Film Festival this year has a curious pattern. The 14 films, almost meticulously selected to represent ... Read more...

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I love the flexibility of Indian cinema: Oliver Stone


October 26th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Academy Award winning Hollywood filmmaker Oliver Stone, who is currently working on a 12-hour documentary on US history, Tuesday said that he loved the flexibility ... Read more...

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I grabbed chance to do ‘Memories of March’: Deepti Naval


October 26th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Deepti Naval was roped in at the last minute for "Memories Of March", but the veteran actress says she grabbed the chance after having heard just three lines ... Read more...

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Kurosawa’s assistant laments decline of Japanese cinema


October 25th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) The highlight of the Mumbai Film Festival this year has been the amazing retrospective of Japanese cinema. And giving thumbs up to the same was ... Read more...

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‘Mother Is A Whore’, reflects South Korean reality


October 25th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) It is a film whose name wrenches the gut. When "Mother Is A Whore" was screened at the Mumbai Film Festival, despite the grainy visuals, ... Read more...

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