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Barfi!, Fire in the Blood, Kai Po Che, Lootera, Monsoon Shootout and Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani have been selected to screen at the 26th edition of the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love and Anarchy.
The festival will be held from September 19 – 29, 2013 in Helsinki, Finland.
Fire in the Blood will be a part of “Heart of Africa” section while the rest of the films will screen in “Asian Cut” section.
Dylan Mohan Gray’s documentary Fire in the Blood has been a festival favorite of the year. An 84-minute multilingual documentary in English, Hindi, Manipuri and Xhosa (spoken in South Africa), the film was screened in Sundance, Sheffield Doc Fest in the UK, Washington DC International Film Festival and is selected for the Zurich International Film Festival to be held next month. The film will have a theatrical release in India on october 11, 2013.
Anurag Basu’s Barfi! »
So last month, when Spike Lee released his list of essential films (Here) many people were perturbed that, of the 87 films he listed, none were directed by women.Spike, however, has listened to those complaints, or, as he said yesterday on his Kickstarter blog, "Thank You For That Coat Pulling," and added seven films directed by women to his essential films list, four of them directed by the same person.Those women-directed films are:The Piano, Jane Campion (1993)Daughters of the Dust, Julie Dash (1991)The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (2008) The Seduction of Mimi, Lina Wertmuller (1972)Love and Anarchy, Lina Wertmuller (1973)Swept Away, Lina Wertmuller »
Versatile Italian actor known for her roles in Lina Wertmüller's films
Mariangela Melato, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 71, was one of Italy's most versatile and vivacious actresses, working in theatre and cinema with some of the leading directors of her time. She won international cult status for three films directed by Lina Wertmüller in which she co-starred with Giancarlo Giannini: The Seduction of Mimi (1972), Love and Anarchy (1973) and Swept Away (1974), in all of which the controversial Wertmüller mixed sex and politics. Melato had no qualms about submitting with great good humour to the sometimes humiliating situations and explicit dialogue inflicted on the two stars.
Those Wertmüller films made Melato well-known, but she liked to be recognised as an actor rather than a star. Born in Milan, she trained at the city's Brera Academy. One of the first companies to sign her up was that of the »
- John Francis Lane
Italian actress Mariangela Melato, known for her critically acclaimed performance as a spoiled socialite stranded with a sailor she had tormented in the 1974 film comedy Swept Away, has died in a Rome hospital at age 71.
The Antea hospital said she died Friday. The Lapresse news agency said she was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
One of the most acclaimed was the role of a socialite who finds herself stranded with Giancarlo Giannini. Her »
- Associated Press
4 items from 2013
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