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Film on Bhopal gas tragedy to open Fribourg International Film Festival 2014

20 March 2014 10:11 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Still from A Prayer for Rain

A Prayer for Rain, directed by Ravi Kumar, will open the 28th Fribourg International Film Festival which will take place from March 29- April 5 in Fribourg, Switzerland.

The film is based on true events leading up to December 3rd 1984, when a pesticide leak killed more than 10,000 people in Bhopal, India. The film features Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, Rajpal Yadav and Tannishtha Chatterjee. The film has been screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival earlier. 

Richie Mehta’s Siddharth has been selected in the International Competition section. Documentary Millions can walk and short film Fly, Bird will also be screened at the festival.

Continuing its journey in the international festival circuit, Richie Mehta’s Indo-Canadian venture Siddharth will compete at the festival. Grand Jury prize winner at South Asian International Film Festival (Saiff), Siddharth has been previously screened at Venice Days (an independent »

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Raspberry&Cream boards Pierrot Lunaire

7 January 2014 8:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bruce Labruce’s film [pictured] will have its world premiere at Berlinale; Beta Cinema picks up Alain Gsponer’s Solothurn opener Akte Grüninger.

Berlin-based Raspberry&Cream has picked up its second Bruce Labruce title, Pierrot Lunaire, which will have its world premiere in the Berlinale’s Forum Expanded section next month.

Sales company m-appeal’s label for often sexually charged films had been launched in 2010 with Labruce’s La Zombie, shown at the film festival in Locarno. M-appeal had previously handled sales on the director’s 2008 film Otto.

The new 56-minute black-and-white feature, which is produced by Labruce’s regular collaborator Jürgen Brüning, is inspired by composer Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, which is based on the poems of Albert Giraud and is widely regarded as one of the most influential works composed in the 20th century.

The plot of Labruce’s new film centres on a young woman regularly dressing as a man, who falls in »

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