13 items from 2013
There are few things more valuable at a film festival than catching a retrospective screening that puts it in perspective, resets your cinephilic enthusiasm, and reminds you what movies can be. Satyajit Ray’s Charulata (1964) served just that purpose as Cannes neared its halfway mark. Beginning with a beautiful sequence of pure cinema, for the first time I saw the link between Ray and Martin Scorsese (who holds the Indian filmmaker in the highest regard). Alone in a room in her home, the title character wanders to a window with her binoculars, opens the shutters and watches people outside. To track them, she moves from window to window, opening each shutter and observing their movement. It's hard not to think of the young Henry Hill looking out his window in Goodfellas, and even more recently, Hugo peering from behind the clock in the train station, »
- Adam Cook
The 66th Cannes Film Festival had the screening of the superbly restored version of Satyajit Ray’s Charulata (Lonely Wife) in its Cannes Classic section on 18th May 2013. The General Delegate (Director) of the festival Thierry Frémaux presented the film and the granddaughter of its producer Varsha Bansal to a largely foreign audience in the jam-packed Bunuel Theatre at the main festival venue. Fremaux started the presentation by asking how many in the audience had Read More »
After a tiring but nonetheless thrilling day spent attending press call, giving bytes and interviews to media gathered from all over the world, Amitabh Bachchan joined his cast and crew for the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival’s opening show ‘The Great Gatsby’, in which he plays a cameo. As he and co-star Leonardo DiCaprio stepped onto stage to declare the festival officially open, Amitabh Bachchan had a sweet surprise in store as he went on to address the audience in Hindi.
After thanking the Cannes film festival, Amitabh Bachchan spoke a few quick lines in Hindi dedicating it to his countrymen. ‘Indian Cinema has completed 100 years and on this occasion, I would like to express to Cannes Film festival my gratitude and thank them for inviting me here today and for honoring us in such a huge function’
The gesture was well appreciated by the organizers too, »
- Pooja Rao
Tomorrow will be a big day for India. Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout will have a midnight screening at the Grand Theatre Lumiere in the Palais. Satyajit Ray’s Charulata will screen in Cannes classics on May 18th.
Bombay Talkies will be screened on May 19. The screening will be followed by the official dinner to celebrate the 100 years of Indian cinema hosted by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Festival de Cannes.
Monsoon Shootout is the only Indian film that will be screened in the Grand Theatre Lumiere, the main auditorium of the festival where competition films are screened. The film »
When it comes to the coverage of the 66th Cannes Film Festival starting today, mainstream media outlets’ obsession with celebrities seems to be getting the better of them. Playboy Girl Sherlyn Chopra and Ameesha Patel and the likes are being written about with equal enthusiasm (quite often even higher) than the films and people who will actually represent India at Cannes 2013.
Cannes coverage of the Indian press is as ill-informed and misleading as it’s bizarre. Quite often the most talked about titles are those which don’t even feature in the selection while some have market screenings. It’s obvious that the festival coverage by the Indian mainstream media is driven by ignorance and publicists.
Here are some Cannes headlines from mainstream media:-
Ameesha Patel’s all set for Cannes outing: The Times of India
Playboy girl Sherlyn Chopra on »
- Editorial Team
Google is celebrating Satyajit Ray’s 92nd birth anniversary with a special doodle depicting the famous train scene from Pather Panchali, his most famous debut film from the Apu Trilogy. The film won an award for the Best Human Document at the Cannes film festival in 1956.
Ray, the most critically acclaimed Indian filmmaker, was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 1992 “For his rare mastery of the art of motion pictures and for his profound humanitarian outlook, which has had an indelible influence on filmmakers and audiences throughout the world”.
A still from “Charulata”
Based on a story by Rabindranath Tagore about a lonely housewife, the film features Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee and Shailen Mukherjee. It won Satyajit Ray a Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin international film festival in 1965.
Cannes Classics was created in 2004 to present old films and masterpieces from cinematographic history that have been carefully restored. It is also a way to pay tribute to the essential work being down by copyrightholders, film libraries, production companies and national archives throughout the world.
This year’s programme of Cannes Classics is made up of twenty feature-length films and three documentaries.
There are too many great movies playing at Cannes to catch everything. Now they’ve just announced their Classics series. Restored Prints Borom Sarret (1963, 20’) by Ousmane Sembène Charulata (Charluta: The »
- Sasha Stone
Paris — Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “Cleopatra,” Billy Wilder’s “Fedora” and Hal Ashby’s “The Last Detail” are among 20 restored film gems and three documentaries in Cannes Classics, announced today in Paris.
Helmed by Treva Wurmfeld, the doc follows the 50-year friendship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and thesp Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark conducted via letters. Woodward’s presence in Cannes still has to be confirmed.
Bearing the imprimatur of delegate general Thierry Fremaux, Cannes Classics boasts a mix of pics by U.S. helmers — including a restored print of Ted Kotcheff’s “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” — plus a wide spread of big-name French and European auteurs.
- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival lineup continues to grow, today with the announcement of the films playing in the Cannes Classics selection as well as the titles playing on the beach at night as part of the Cinema de la Plage selection. It was already announced Kim Novak would be in attendance to present the restored version of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, but the restorations that will be screening don't end there. In addition to Vertigo a restored print of Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra will screen along with restorations of Billy Wilder's Fedora, Yasujir? Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon, Hal Ashby's The Last Detail starring Jack Nicholson and a 3-D conversion of Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor. Additional notable names include films from Alain Resnais, Marco Ferreri, Chris Marker and Rene Clement. In addition to those titles a special presentation of Jean Cocteau's La Belle et La Bete »
- Brad Brevet
The Cannes Film Festival today announced the 23 film screening in the tenth edition of its Cannes Classics sidebar, which screens restored films that the festival deems essential to the history of the medium. Highlights include Satyajit Ray's "Charulata: The Lonely Wife," Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor 3D," and Billy Wilder's "Fedora." The festival previously announced that Kim Novak will present a new restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo." The full Cannes Classics lineup can be found below. Restored Prints Borom Sarret (1963, 20’) by Ousmane Sembène Charulata (Charluta: The Lonely Wife) (1964, 1:57) by Satyajit Ray Cleopatra (1963, 4:03) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Fedora (1978, 1:50) by Billy Wilder Goha (1957, 1:18) by Jacques Baratier Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, 1:32) by Alain Resnais Il Deserto Dei Tartari (The Desert Of Tartars) (1976, 2:20) by Valerio Zurlini La Grande Abbuffata (La Grande Bouffe) (1973, 2h05) de Marco Ferreri La Reine Margot (1994, 2:39) »
- Indiewire Staff
Kolkata, April 22: Bollywood dream girl Hema Malini has one big regret - not getting to act in any film directed by Satyajit Ray, known for making masterpieces like film "Pather Panchali", "Charulata" and the "Apu" triology.
"I wished Satyajit Ray would have directed me, but it did not happen," Hema told mediapersons on the sidelines of a programme here Sunday.
"It is the biggest decision. »
- Anita Agarwal
From March 12-28, nine films of Satyajit Ray will be screened at the Cinematheque de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. The retrospective programme includes the screening of Apu Trilogy (Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar), Charulata, Shatranj Ke Khilari, Jalsaghar, Sadgati, Bala, Mahanagar and Satyajit Ray, a biopic on Ray by Shyam Benegal.
Organized by the Filmoteca de Catalunya, a film archive in Spain, in collaboration with ImagineIndia and Directorate of Film Festivals of India, the sixteen day programme celebrates Ray’s depiction of “the modern ideals of a society, that was also a colonized country. A filmmaker (Ray) who should be visited from time to time so as to not lose sight of what is essential,” states the Filmoteca de Catalunya website.
13 items from 2013
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