Gods reigns supreme in Gdynia

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Gods reigns supreme in Gdynia
Lukasz Palkowski’s Gods was the big winner at this year’s annual showcase of Polish cinema at the Gdynia Film Festival which ended with a gala awards ceremony at the weekend.

Gods (Bogowie), based on the life of Zbigniew Religa who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland in the 1980s, received the Grand Prix Golden Lions for best film as well as individual awards in the categories of screenplay, make-up, production design and actor in a leading role for Tomasz Kot.

In addition, Gods received the award of the Polish Film Festivals and Reviews Abroad as well as the Journalists’ Award, Elle magazine’s Star of the Stars award for lead actor Kot and Radio Gdansk’s Golden Claquer Award for the longest applauded film at a screening in the Musical Theatre for the Main Competition.

Palkowski made his feature directorial debut in 2007 with Reserve, which won three prize at the festival in Gdynia
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Cbfc back in action to provide certification for pending movies soon

Cbfc recently got a setback after the CEO of the board Rakesh Kumar was arrested for allegedly taking bribe for certifying films. Along with him, an agent and a panel member too were accused of the crime and hence, removed from the board. Now, in order to keep up the efficiency of the board, former chairperson, Leela Samson has been asked to resume her duties and responsibilities until an appropriate replacement has been found. Being the acting chairperson now, Leela revealed that in order for the proper functioning of the board and considering that many movies are in the pipeline for certification, she has decided to handover the charge to Deepak Tandel, secretary to the chairperson and Sanjay Jaiswal, senior administrative officer. Deepak and Sanjay have now been given the authority to certify films. Not ending at that, Leela further stated that some of the panel members whose contracts have
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Celebrating Rani Mukerji! A look at some of our favorite things!

Queen of Bollywood, Queen of Hearts, Dil Ki Rani are just some of the words synonymous with Rani Mukerji. She debuted back in 1996 with the film Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat, which tanked at the box office. People started writing her off even before she emerged. But then came the turning points of her career, in the form of Ghulam and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, and she proved that she’s here to stay. While Ghulam gave her the title of ‘Khandala Girl’, while Kuch Kuch Hota Hai made people take notice of this amazing actor who had the ability and talent to stand her own ground in front of superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. She went onto win lots of accolades for both her films and there was no turning back. With her impeccable talent and infectious spontaneity, she ruled the industry and people’s hearts for several years.
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Sasheh sings Barbaadiyaan in Aurangzeb

Sasheh sings Barbaadiyaan in Aurangzeb
The actor known for her singing and acting abilities Salma Agha is forwarding the legacy to her daughter Sasheh, who will be seen making her debut in Yrf's film Aurangzeb this May. Earlier, rumours were floating around that the young actress is going to sing for the film. And now, we've been informed that the young star is indeed lending her voice to the movie. She has already completed recording for the song.

The young actress insists she wants to make a career in acting and singing simultaneously. "I have learnt singing from my mom and I don't plan to give it up because I am very passionate about it," she says.

Sasheh says music runs in her family. "Musicians Sajid and Wajid are my maternal uncles. My step-sister is the famous English singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Natasha Khan, who goes by the stage name Bat for Lashes. My great grandfather was Jugal Kishore Mehra,
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Complete Lineup of 14th Mumbai Film Festival 2012

14th Mumbai Film Festival (Mff) announced its complete lineup today in a press conference. Mff will be held from October 18th to 25th at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Ncpa) and Inox, Nariman Point, Liberty Cinemas, Marine Lines as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Andheri and Cinemax Sion as the satellite venues. Click here to watch trailers and highlights from the festival.

Here is the complete list of films to be screened during the festival (October 18-25)

International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors

1. From Tuesday To Tuesday (De Martes A Martes)

Dir.: Gustavo Fernandez Triviño (Argentina / 2012 / Col. / 111′)

2. The Last Elvis (El Último Elvis)

Dir.: Armando Bo (Argentina / 2012 / Col. / 91′)

3. The Sapphires

Dir.: Wayne Blair (Australia / 2012 / Col. / 103′)

4. The Wall (Die Wand)

Dir.: Julian Pölsler (Austria-Germany / 2012 / Col. / 108′)

5. Teddy Bear (10 timer til Paradis)

Dir.: Mads Matthiesen (Denmark / 2012 / Col. / 93′)

6. Augustine

Dir.: Alice Winccour (France / 2012 / Col.
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How Observer critics spend their holidays

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From stage-door duties for the RSC, to the village famous for Straw Dogs, Observer writers reveal their idea of a perfect summer, past and present

● What are your tips for summer culture? Join the discussion

Kitty Empire

Pop critic

Let's be honest – the notion of summer as an extended golden period of rest and re-stimulation really now only applies to the young, the retired, or those in the teaching professions. The rest of us slog on, hoping to catch the odd festival (or maybe just gig in a park), marking time until camping in Cornwall or fly-drive to France, where finally luxuriating in the latest Alan Hollinghurst will come a distant second to stopping the youngest weeing in the hotel pool.

Once, though, I was artfully feckless too, making the rent by working as an usher for the Royal Shakespeare Company. "Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the
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What I've learned from Coronation Street

The soap opera celebrates its 50th anniversary this week. Grace Dent has been watching it her whole life, and she has learned many important lessons from Gail, Elsie, Deirdre and their exploits

It's 1977. For a four-year-old I'm up way past bedtime. But I've sussed that if I lurk quietly, nestled under my mother's armpit feigning the need of a bedtime hug, I get to watch a grownups' show about a girl called Gail.

Gail Potter works in a corner shop. She has the most exciting life ever. She wears tight-bummed, flared-leg denims. She tongs her long pretty hair into Farrah Fawcett curls and snogs dishy hunks like Brian Tilsley. Brian is a bit of a wrong 'un, I fear, but I can't quite work out why. My mother wishes I'd just go to bed. Gail and her best mate, Tricia, go to a pub called The Rovers Return and get tipsy on fizzy booze.
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