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Filmmaker Subhash Ghai will inaugurate the 10th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Mumbai, at Ravindra Natya Mandir complex, Prabhadevi on Thurday, December 22, 2011.
The award presentation will be followed by screening of festival’s Opening Film, 11 Flowers, the latest film of Chinese director Xioanshuai Wang.
The week-long festival is dedicated to Dev Anand who passed away in London on December 3. He had inaugurated the first edition of the festival in 2002.
The short story on which the films is based–Choli Ke Peeche/Behind the Bodice is about the exploitation of tribal women in West Bengal. The film was shot in West Bengal’s Purulia district. For interview of Italo Spinelli, click here.
The festival was held from November 14-17,2011 in City of Taguig.
New Jersey Independent South-Asian Cinefest 2011 which will be held from October 21-23 will screen films by women or about women from India and other south-asian countries. The lineup includes Amit Dutta’s Aadmi Ki Aurat Aur Anya Kahaniyan, Sonali Gulati’s I Am, Natasha Mendonca’s Jan Villa and Lalit Marathe’s Shabri.
The three day festival aims to introduce new and established independent women film artists, from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora. New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest (Njisacf) was created as a part of the Asian American Film and Theater Project, a non-profit organization based in USA.
The complete list of films to be screened at the festival:
Aadmi Ki Aurat Aur Anya Kahaniyan
Director: Amit Dutta
At the Stairs
Director: Rajesh S. Jala
Director: Anjan Das
Director: Sara & Urs Baur
The Desire – A Journey of a Woman
Director: R. Sarath
Writer-activist Mahasweta Devi’s story “Choli Ke Peeche/Behind the Bodice” is a stinging indictment of exploitation of tribals as well as the media’s insensitive, if not sensational, handling of delicate issues. It is this story that Italian director Italo Spinelli has chosen to make his debut feature film with. Spinelli, who has earlier directed several documentaries and has been a long-time India lover, shot the film on location in West Bengal’s Purulia area, of late in news for Maoist activities, with a cast that includes Love,Sex Aur Dhoka fame Priyanka Bose, Adil Hussain and Nri actor Samrat Chakraborty. After having its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival and a screening at the 41st International Film Festival of India, »
- Utpal Borpujari
The 10th Imagineindia International Film Festival announced its India programme. The 2011 edition of the festival will take place in Madrid from May 17-31.
The films that will compete in this year’s festival are : Girish Kasaravalli’s Riding the Stallion of Dreams, Rakesh Mehta’s Khuda Kushi, Dr. Biju Kumar’s The Way Home, Bela Negi’s Dayeen ya Baeen, Italo Spinelli’s Gangor, Kim Longinotto’s Pink Saris, Ananth Mahadevan’s I am Sindhutai Sapkal, and Daniela Creutz’s Arranged Happiness.
The documentaries that will be screened in the festival are: Alfredo de Braganza’s Smoking Babas, which portrays the world of the Sadhus, David Varela’s Banaras Me, a year-long effort to capture the enigmatic atmosphere of Varanasi, »
The Goa Film Festival that was from the 22nd of November to the 2nd of December and I managed to attend the first five days. Unfortunately, I got sick just after the festival and couldn’t compile the report in time. Anyway, some of the films screened here will go on to be important during award season and since that’s around the corner, I figured I’d club my impression of the festival with reviews of the films, since I had foreshadowed some of the buzz. Please keep in mind that this is not blow-by-blow and a laundry list of films reviewed but an impression of one of the biggest Asian film celebrations and the many conversations and predictions I managed to collect.
So, here I am at the International Film Festival of India in Goa, an anarchic carnival of cinema that is as much an index of »
- Kamayani Sharma
6 items from 2011
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