Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
Making the eight-hour drive from “Cal” — short for Calcutta — to the gracious home of Auntie (Tanuja Mukherjee) and Uncle (Om Puri) in the Gunj in Bihar province are their controlling son Nandu (Gulshan Devaiah), his attractive
The festival is widely recognized as the oldest, most prestigious Indian film festival in the United States, showcasing some of the greatest talents working in the diaspora. Celebrating its 14th year, Nyiff will run May 5 to 10 at a variety of prestigious New York City venues, including the Skirball Center for Performing Arts, where the opening and closing films are set to take place. The full line-up of screenings and events will be announced on April 8th, 2014.
Director Anurag Kashyap returns to Nyiff after closing the 2012 festival with his highly received film, Gangs Of Wasseypur, a two-part five-hour long drama that Hollywood Reporter declares “puts Tarantino in a corner with its cool command of cinematically-inspired and referenced violence,
Bruce Beresford will be accompanied by French actor Nathalie Baye (Catch Me if You Can), Japanese director Masato Harada (Chronicle of my Mother) and Indian actor Konkana Sen Sharma (Mr. And Mrs. Iyer, Omkara) on the International Jury.
Academy Award winner Iranian director Asghar Farhadi ( A Separation, About Elly) will head the India Gold 2013 competition Jury of the festival. The other members of the Jury are Afghani director Siddiq Barmark (Osama), British actor/director Waris Hussein (Little Gloria…Happy at last), Australian Film Editor Jill Bilcock (Moulin Rouge) and film critic Roger Garcia who is also the executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
The 15th Mumbai Film Festival will take place from the 17th – 24, October 2013 at Metro Cinema and Liberty Cinemas as the main festival venues and Cinemax,
Suman, who will be directing the film, wants to concentrate on this love story and more so, on the characters not forgetting the aspect of puzzlement in all human relationships. Since the film will be based on the characters, Suman needed good actors who could also step into the shoes of the characters that Tagore has created. Besides both characters are erudite and have a strong intellectual background. Hence, Suman's casting of Rahul and Konkona. The film's shoot will take place in May-June, in Kolkata, Shillong and Oxford. Confirming this Rahul tweeted, "Looks like @konkonas and I
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.
A still from Udaan
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
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.
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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