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Still from Dekh Indian Circus
Dekh Indian Circus directed by Mangesh Hadawale will open 9th Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart on July 18. The film features Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Virendra Singh Rathod and Suhani Oza.
Some of the other films to be screened at the festival are: Shala by Sujay Dahake, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara by Zoya Akhtar, Teri Meri Kahaani by Kunal Kohli, Adaminte Makan Abu by Salim Ahamed, At the Stairs by Rajesh Jala, Deool by Umesh Kulkarni, Gattu by Rajan Khosa and Paan Singh Tomar by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Some of the short films to be screened in the festival are: Mehfuz by Rohit Pandey, Shor by Neeraj Ghaywan, Sujata by Shlok Sharma, The Last Marble by Manjari Makijany, Another Planet by Smita Bhide, Café Regular, Cairo by Ritesh Batra, Panchbhuta by Mohan Kumar Valasala and Naach Ganesh by Bikas Mishra.
The complete lineup of the festival is available here. »
The prize for Best Short Film went to Bombay Snow by Chinmay Dalvi.
The festival that ran from May 23-27 at the Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan featured more than 50 features, documentaries, and short films.
Is there anything more pure and less corrupt than young love? That first sensation that comes when boys and girls start transitioning into men and women is a powerful charge. The feeling is so often mutually felt but rarely expressed in as gentle and kind a way as the way observed in Sujay Dahake's beautifully observed Marathi film, Shala (School).Mukund Joshi (Anshuman Joshi) is a 14 year-old boy, and Shirodkar (Ketaki Mategaonkar) is his female classmate in rural India in the mid '70s. Theirs is that beautiful and pure puppy love that one often only experiences once. Love free from disappointment, free from baggage, and free from fear. Their courting is equally chaste; no touching, no kissing, for Joshi, a simple shared smile, or »
The 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff), presented by the Indo-American Arts Council announced the nominations for various categories of awards.
The festival will be held from May 23 to 27 at the Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan.
Nyiff will more than 50 features, documentaries, and short films over a span of five days.
Big in Bollywood Inshallah Football Kumare Saving Face Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret Best Screenplay
Pooja Desai, Anvita Dutt, Rajesh Narasimhan, Ashish Patil (Mujshe Fraaandship Karoge) Avinash Deshpande (Shala) Rituparno Ghosh (Chitrangada) Vetri Maaran (Aadukalam) Bedabrata Pain, Shonali Bose (Chittagong) Best Director
Set in the turbulence of the 1930s British India, Chittagong is a true story of a 14-year-old boy, Jhunku, and of his journey to find where he belongs.
As the Sidebar, the festival will hold a Retrospective of Shyam Benegal followed by a post-screening discussion with the director. Three of Benegal’s films which were penned by journalist Khalid Mohamed will be screened: Mamoo (1994), Sardari Begum (1996), and Zubeidaa (2001).
Some of the other films to be screened at the festival are: Sanjivan Lal’s Bubble Gum, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Shagird, Mangesh Hadawale’s Dekh Indian Circus, Sujay Dahake’s Shala, Italo Spinelli’s Gangor, Avie Luthra’s Lucky, Rajan Khosa’s Gattu and Ashvin Kumar’s Inshallah Football.
The festival, organized by the »
The name can be misleading. Shala is not about kids going to school nor is it a children’s film, even remotely. All that it has in common with Stanley ka Dabba begins and ends at the animated sequence that plays with the opening credits. Shala takes you to the next level: while you are still at school and your friends are important, you step onto the threshold of the adult world and start making sense of it.
Based on a story by Milind Bokil, Shala is a ravishing debut feature by Sujay Dahake. It is an adolescent love story set in a small town in the politically charged decade of the 70s. In the backdrop, there is the fear of the Emergency on one side and the insinuation of rebellion in »
- Nandita Dutta
Still from Top Floor Left Wing
French film Top Floor Left Wing by Angelo Cionci will open the 10th Pune International Film Festival.
The highlights of the World Competition section will be films like Amnesty (Albania, Greece, France) by Buyar Alimani, The Precinct (Azerbaijan) by Ilgar Safat, My Little Pricess (France) by Iva Ionesco, Nader and Simin: A Separation by Asghar Farhadi and Ami Aadu (India) by Somnath Gupta.
There will be Retrospectives of Hsien Hou of Taiwan and Yasujiro Ozu of Japan.
7 items from 2012
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