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India at 64th Locarno International Film Festival (Aug 3-13)

2 August 2011 2:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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India has much to look forward to, at the 64th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival that begins on Wednesday, July 3, 2011. The festival has lined up quite an eclectic and exciting mix of Indian films; from the masters Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak to the contemporary Umesh Kulkarni and Vikramaditya Motwane.

Locarno Open Doors, an initiative that focuses on a region where independent cinema is in developmental stage every year has its eyes set firmly on India in the 2012 edition.

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Open Doors screening will present thirteen “Indian classics” which include Raj Kapoor’s Aag, Jahnu Barua’s Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (The Yellow Birds), Girish Kasaravalli’s Kanasembo Kudureyaneri (Riding the Stallion of a Dream), Shyam Benegal’s Manthan, Ritwik Ghatak’s Meghe Dhaka Tara, Aparna Sen’s Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Chetan Anand’s Neecha Nagar, Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Nizalkkuthu »

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Locarno Open Doors to screen Indian classics

15 July 2011 2:02 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

The Open Doors screening at Locarno International Film Festival 2011 will present thirteen “Indian classics” and a retrospective of Satyajit Ray, through the restored copies of his work.

Locarno Open Doors, an initiative that focuses on a different region every year—is focused on India. These screenings are open to the public.

Open Doors seeks to highlight films and filmmakers from countries in the South and East where independent cinema is still developing.

Indian classics

Aag by Raj Kapoor – India – 1948 – 138 min

Halodia Choraye Baodhan (The Yellow Birds) by Khai Jahnu Barua – India – 1987 – 120 min

Kanasembo Kudureyaneri (Riding the Stallion of a Dream) by Girish Kasaravalli – India – 2010 – 110 min

Manthan (The Churning) by Shyam Benegal – India –  1976 – 134 min

Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud-Clapped Star) by Ritwik Ghatak – India – 1960 – 126 min

Mr. And Mrs. Iyer by Aparna Sen – India –  2002 – 123 min

Neecha Nagar (Lowly City) by Chetan Anand – India – 1946 – 122 min

Nizhalkkuthu (Shadow Kill) by »

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