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The 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival announced its line-up in a press conference today.
Here is the complete list of films which will be screened at the festival:-
Dir.: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari (Ethiopia / 2014 / Col / 99)
History of Fear (Historia del miedo)
Dir.: Benjamin Naishtat (Argentina-France-Germany-Qatar-Uruguay / 2014 / Col / 79)
With Others (Ba Digaran)
Dir.: Nasser Zamiri (Iran / 2014 / Col / 85)
The Tree (Drevo)
Dir.: Sonja Prosenc (Slovenia / 2014 / Col / 90)
Next to Her (At li layla)
Dir.: Asaf Korman (Israel / 2014 / Col / 90)
Dir.: Alex Sampayo (Spain / 2014 / Col / 87)
Dir.: Raphaël Neal (France / 2014 / Col / 81)
Dir.: Chaitanya Tamhane (India (Marathi-Gujarati-English-Hindi) / 2014 / Col / 116)
Dir.: Sudabeh Mortezai (Austria / 2014 / Col / 98)
India Gold Competition 2014
The Fort (Killa)
Dir.: Avinash Arun (India (Marathi) / 2014 / Col / 107)
Unto the Dusk
Dir.: Sajin Baabu (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 118)
Names Unknown (Perariyathavar)
Dir.: Dr. Biju (India (Malayalam) / 2014 / Col / 110)
Buddha In a Traffic Jam
Nearly 50 years after directing his debut feature, “The First Teacher,” Russian maestro Andrei Konchalovsky returns to the Venice Film Festival competition for the fifth time as director with “The Postman’s White Nights.”
No stranger to major film fest red carpets, Konchalovsky first saw the Venice spotlight as a screenwriter on legendary Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Ivan’s Childhood,” which won the Venice Gold Lion in 1962.
But despite all of the accolades and the decades of filmmaking experience under his belt, on the phone from Moscow Konchalovsky sounds as energized and excited about filmmaking as if he were just starting out, which, he explains, isn’t too far from the truth.
“It’s not easy to talk about, but I can »
- Steven Gaydos
Other worldly. Out of time. Languid. Uncanny. Meditative. These are all fine and easy ways to describe the promo reel for veteran Russian-American director Andrei Konchalovsky's latest, The Postman's White Nights, which will be playing in competition at Venice early next month.Konchalovsky may be best known to Twitch readers as the director of the 1985 thriller Runaway Train, as well as the co-screenwriter with Andrei Tarkovsky on Andrei Rublev. Konchalovksy has certainly proven a versatile storyteller in his near six decades in the business, as this one is a big shift from his last, The Nutcracker in 3D. Check out the full synopsis and that gorgeous promo below.Separated from the outside world with only a boat to connect their remote village to the mainland, the...
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Andrei Tarkovsky recalls his first impression of cinema in this 50-minute BBC special, saying he failed to connect with the medium and declared “cinema an enigma.” Those initial and perplexing feelings found residence in the works of the Soviet director with masterpieces such as Stalker, Andrei Rublev, and The Sacrifice remaining haunting mysteries. In Tarkovsky’s films, characters face ethical or spiritual dilemmas […] »
- Zade Constantine
And here we are. The day after Easter and we’ve reached the top of the mountain. While compiling this list, it’s become evident that true religious films just aren’t made anymore (and if they are, they are widely panned). That being said, religious themes exist in more mainstream movies than ever, despite there being no deliberate attempts to dub the films “religious.” Faith, God, whatever you want to call it – it’s influenced the history of nations, of politics, of culture, and of film. And these are the most important films in that wheelhouse. There are only two American films in the top 10, and only one of them is in English.
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10. Andrei Rublev (1966)
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
A brutally expansive biopic about the Russian iconographer divided into nine chapters. Andrei Rublev (Anatoly Solonitsyn) is portrayed not as a silent monk, but a motivated artist working against social ruin, »
- Joshua Gaul
5 items from 2014
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