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Toronto to host series on “Indian Expressionism”

28 September 2012 11:57 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Indian films influenced by German expressionism will be screened at a series titled ‘Indian Expressionism’ at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Bell LightBox. The film package, curated by Indian critic and consultant, Meenakshi Shedde will run from 14th to 21st November, 2012.


German Expressionism refers to a series of creative movements in Germany prior to the First World War. The movement sought for change by experimenting with bold, new ideas and artistic styles.


The films to be screened are:

Light of Asia (14th November, 6:15pm)

Hindi: Prem Sanyas / German: Die leuchte asiens

Dir.: Franz Osten / Starring: Himansu Rai and Seeta Devi

Light of Asia (1925) is an Indo-German co-production based on the life of Buddha. This is a silent film with English intertitles.


The Blue Angel (14th November, 8:30pm)

German: Der Blaue Engel

Dir.: Josef Sternberg / Starring: Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jannings

The Blue Angel (1930) is a German film with English subtitles. »

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