world cinema

Sajid Nadiadwala new president of AMPTPP


September 18th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Sajid Nadiadwala was here Tuesday named the new president of the Association of Motion Pictures and Television Program Producers (AMPTPP). The filmmaker, the youngest president of ... Read more...

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Venice Film Festival opens with Mira Nair film


August 30th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Venice, Aug 30 (IANS) The 69th Venice Film Festival opened Wednesday with Indian director Mira Nair's political thriller that explores life changes of a young Pakistani man rising through ... Read more...

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Capital to host its first ‘Delhi International Film Festival’


August 21st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After getting the glimpse of Arab and Asian cinema at the Osian's Cinefan Film Festival, get set for first ever Delhi International Film Festival ... Read more...

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Indian, world cinema set new trends at Osian’s film fest (Review)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) World premieres, screenings and celebrity discussions coupled with a healthy dose of entertainment - the 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival, which came to a glitzy ... Read more...

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Customs release restored print of Uday Shankar’s ‘Kalpana’ (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) After a delay of 25 days, the restored digital print of "Kalpana" - noted dancer Uday Shankar's 1948 film on experimental dance - was finally handed ... Read more...

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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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Bollywood going through transition: Chandrachur Singh


May 28th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Actor Chandrachur Singh, who has been out of action for health reasons, is back. From films to television he is doing everything and is ... Read more...

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Uday Shankar’s widow to attend Cannes for ‘Kalpana’


May 12th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Revered dancer-choreographer Uday Shankar's 1948 classic "Kalpana" is set for screening at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival May 17, and his 94-year-old widow Amala is ... Read more...

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‘Hugo’ recreates magic of the movies (IANS Movie Review)


May 5th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Hugo"; Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law; Director: Martin Scorsese; Rating: ****More films lost to eternity than those that we have. A ... Read more...

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You cannot cheat today’s audiences: Revathy (Interview)


May 4th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Actress Revathy, who has wielded the megaphone for films like "Mitr: My Friend" and "Phir Milenge", feels it's difficult to deceive the audience with ... Read more...

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National award winners on high after ceremony


May 4th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) "Excited", "proud" and "humbled" and even "amused" were the feelings the winners went through after being conferred the most prestigious film award of the ... Read more...

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Uday Shankar’s classic ‘Kalpana’ heads to Cannes


April 27th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Well-known dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar's 1948 directorial debut "Kalpana" has been chosen for screening at the Cannes Classics 2012 programme, which showcases restored prints ... Read more...

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Shonali Bose focuses lens on taboo subject - again


March 20th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Once bitten twice shy is a proverb you cannot apply to filmmaker Shonali Bose. For the second time in her life, she is trying to make ... Read more...

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Indian American filmmaker wins award


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Indian American filmmaker Manan Singh Katohora has won the "2012 Rising Star Award" for his feature film "9 Eleven" at the Canada International Film Festival.Held in ... Read more...

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Ladakh film fest to debut in 2012


December 6th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The picturesque Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is set to host its first film fest in the coming year and the organisers say that ... Read more...

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Curtains come down on 42nd IFFI (Review)


December 4th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) There was a sense of emptiness among those attending the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) as the curtains came down Saturday evening. Most ... Read more...

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Kerala film fest caught in legal tangle ahead of Dec 9 start


December 4th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) The 16th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) was caught in a legal tangle in the Kerala High Court which dismissed the plea ... Read more...

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Lifetime award in India a paradox: Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier


November 24th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panjim, Nov 24 (IANS) French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the opening ceremony of the 42nd International Film Festival, terms it an "irony ... Read more...

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Co-directing for 30 years, meet world cinema’s enduring couple


November 18th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Without doubt, the Chinese husband-wife pair of Li Qian Kuan and Guiyun Xiao is one of the world's most enduring cinematic couples. Together they have battled ... Read more...

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National award winner Pinjani keen to tell real life stories


November 14th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) After bagging three national awards for his debut film "Baboo Band Baaja", Marathi filmmaker Rajesh Pinjani plans to narrate stories close to human heart and says ... Read more...

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Mexican director’s debut film competes at Tokyo festival


October 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) "La Brujula la Lleva el Muerto" (The Compass is Carried by the Dead Man), the first feature-length film by Mexican director Arturo Pons, is competing this ... 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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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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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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Mani Kaul’s ‘Duvidha’, two more Indian movies at Venice fest


July 29th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Late filmmaker Mani Kaul's "Duvidha" will be screened at the 68th Venice International Film Festival, starting Aug 31, along with Gurvinder Singh's Punjabi movie "Anhey ... Read more...

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Dreams, movies, philosophy on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


July 28th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Explore dreams, learn about Satyajit Ray's movies and delve into flaws hidden behind a mask of civilised existence with this week's bouquet...Read on.1. Book: "On ... Read more...

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‘I AM’ now goes to Durban film fest


July 13th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Director Onir's "I AM", that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas that bruise modern society, has been officially selected for the Durban International Film Festival ... Read more...

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‘Chillar Party’ - small film, huge heart and talent (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ****)


July 7th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Chillar Party"; Directors: Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari; Cast: Irrfan Khan, Sanath Menon and Naman Jain; Rating: ****At one point in American history, dogs and blacks were not allowed in ... Read more...

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Gulshan Grover to attend LA screenings of ‘I Am Kalam’


June 17th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Grover is so upbeat about promoting "I Am Kalam" that he decided to skip the release of his latest movie "Bin Bulaaye Baraati" ... Read more...

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Film critic Chidananda Dasgupta is dead


May 23rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Eminent film critic, academic and director Chidananda Dasgupta died at his home here late Sunday night following old-age complications. He was 89. Dasgupta was the father ... Read more...

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Amole Gupte creates another Darsheel


April 17th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker-child activist Amole Gupte has decided to create another child actor on a par if not more equipped and skilled than Darsheel Safary of "Taare ... Read more...

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New York film society to celebrate Satyajit Ray’s work


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (IANS) The Film Society of Lincoln Centre will celebrate India's greatest filmmaker and one of cinema's greatest auteurs Satyajit Ray with "Long Shadows: The Late Work ... 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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IIFA to hold Raj Kapoor film festival in Toronto


March 4th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) The 12th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend, to be held in Toronto this year, will organise a Raj Kapoor retrospect."I have been part of ... Read more...

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Rahman got one Oscar and then the other one was a bonus: Gulzar


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) "The Rahman-Gulzar jodi can truly be captioned 'Jai ho'", says an overjoyed Gulzar after the "Slumdog Millionaire" song won the coveted Oscar trophy at the ... Read more...

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