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Jackie Shroff & Sooraj Pancholi together at Celebrate Cinema at Whistling Woods International

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Celebrate Cinema, the annual property of Whistling woods International (Wwi) with numerous film workshop, witnessed the coming together of two ‘Hero’es – Jackie Shroff and Sooraj Pancholi. Together they were seen enjoying the grand 3-day event put up for movie aficionados and students at Wwi, Filmcity.

Day Two of Celebrate Cinema 2015 started with the music workshop with Louiz Banks, Godfather of Indian Jazz as part of the 5th Veda cultural hub event. Banks was seen performing with his son, Gino Banks which left the audience in awe. When asked about Jazz music, Banks said “Jazz music opens up a whole new universe for you and adds an altogether new dimension. Jazz is best when played live as it touches everyone who is listening to it.” The students were surprised when Banks mentioned, he has affirmed the project by Subhash Ghai to have Jazz classes in Whistling Woods International (Wwi) for the budding musicians.
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'Elizabeth' Director Shekhar Kapur Takes on 'Tiger's Curse'

Internationally acclaimed producer and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) has come on to direct the epic adventure film Tiger's Curse, based on the first in a series of New York Times bestselling novels by author Colleen Houck. Julie Plec, creator of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, has adapted the book for the screen.

Ineffable Pictures' founder Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel will produce along with Lotus Entertainment's Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel, and with director Shekhar Kapur. Lotus' D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian are executive producing and Lotus will introduce the action/adventure to foreign buyers starting at Afm.

Tiger's Curse follows Kelsey Hayes who learns that she has a powerful connection with a beautiful white tiger named Ren, while working at a circus in Oregon over the summer. When a mysterious stranger arrives to reclaim Ren and return him to his native India, Kelsey is whisked into an
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Afm: Shekhar Kapur Directing ‘Tiger’s Curse’

Afm: Shekhar Kapur Directing ‘Tiger’s Curse’
Elizabeth” director Shekhar Kapur will direct adventure saga “Tiger’s Curse.”

Lotus Entertainment will introduce the project at the American Film Market.

“Tiger’s Curse,” based on the first in a series of novels by Colleen Houck, has been adapted by Julie Plec, creator of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals.”

Ineffable Pictures’ founder Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel will produce along with Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel and Kapur. Lotus’ D.J. Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian are executive producing.

The novel centers on a woman who learns that she has a powerful connection with a beautiful white tiger named Ren, while working at a circus in Oregon over the summer. When a mysterious stranger arrives to reclaim Ren and return him to his native India, the woman learns that the tiger is a prince who is the victim of a 300-year-old curse.

Lotus Entertainment’s current film slate includes “Replicas,
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BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta to screen Celluloid Man, Arranged Marriage

BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta to screen Celluloid Man, Arranged Marriage
The 4th BronzeLens Film Festival (Blff) has included a series of South Asian Films for the first time in its programming. The festival will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.

The South Asian Film Experience will kick off on August 24 with Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s Celluloid Man, an exploration of the life and works of Indian cinema’s renowned P.K. Nair, a walking master of Indian films and Archivist for the National Film Archive of India, who has influenced a generation of Indian filmmakers.

Next in the lineup on September 7 is Hank and Asha directed by James E. Duff. An Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely, young New York filmmaker begin an unconventional romance in this modern love story of two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. A 21st century take on finding love is explored in this charming romantic comedy. Hank and Asha is
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Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Dhobi Ghat to screen at 15th Shanghai International Film Festival

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Dhobi Ghat to screen at 15th Shanghai International Film Festival
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu directed by Shakun Batra, Dhobi Ghat directed by Kiran Rao and Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Jeff Zimbalist will screen in Panorama section of 15th Shanghai International Film Festival.

This section screens ‘world cinemas that showcase films and industries through diversified perspectives’.

As reported on DearCinema earlier (here), Kshay by Karan Gour and Michael by Ribhu Dasgupta will compete for the Asian New Talent Award and Color of Sky by Dr.Biju Damodaran will compete for the Golden Goblet Award at the festival.

The 15th Shanghai International Film Festival will be held from June 16-24, 2012. Founded in 1993, it is China’s only A-category international film festival accredited by the Fiapf (International Federation of Film Producers’ Association).
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Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Dhobi Ghat make it to Shanghai International Film Festival

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu produced by Utv and Dharma Productions and directed by Shakun Batra, Dhobi Ghat produced by Aamir Khan Productions and directed by Kiran Rao and Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told produced by Utv and Shekhar Kapur and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Jeff Zimbalist, have been selected to be screened at the prestigious 15th Shanghai International Film Festival to be held in Shanghai from 16th-24th June 2012.These films from Utv's line-up repr
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Sitges 2011: Preliminary Lineup Preview; Watch This Year's Commercial Spot - Alter Ego

Each year the Sitges Film Festival commercial spot is almost as eagerly awaited by the general public as its lineup, and Rafa Antón, creative director of the China agency and the man responsible for its campaigns over the last ten years, has presented this year’s commercial, entitled "Alter Ego". In addition, the preliminary lineup for the Festival has been revealed, but it's not complete by any means. More will be announced throughout the month.

Antón presented the commercial at the Velodrome, property of the brand, along with Festival director Angel Sala and one of Sitges 2011’s partners Moritz Beer.

As explained at the presentation of the Sitges 2011 posters, artificial intelligence is this year’s central theme, represented through the geminoids created by professor Ishiguro in Japan. For the commercials, Rafa Antón stated that he’d “continued with the same commemorative leitmotif of the tenth anniversary of Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg
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PiFan 15 Full Programme Announced!

The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, or PiFan to its close friends, has been Asia's hotbed for celebrating the best genre Cinema from around the world since 1997. Today the full line-up for the 15th festival was announced and it's looking to be another cracker. The festival runs from July 14-24 and boasts over 100 of the best new horror, science fiction, action and just way way out-there movies to be snapped up and savoured. The festival opens with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's documentary Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told and closes with Ahn Sang Hoon's follow-up to Arang, Blind, starring Kim Ha Neul and Yu Seung Ho. There are specific programmes dedicated to charting the evolution of J-Horror and 3D in Horror, as well as...
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Cannes 2011. Out of Competition. "Wu Xia," "Pirates 4," "Bollywood," More

Updated through 5/19.

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which opened the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, already has its own entry, of course (and it's still being updated, too), but it's here that I'll collect all that's notably linkable related to the films in the Official Selection yet screening Out of Competition (excluding Special Screenings, which'll have their own upcoming roundup). We already have plenty on Jodie Foster's The Beaver here; and I'm sure Christophe Honoré's Beloved will warrant an entry of its own when it closes the Festival on May 22.

"Bursting with light and color, and a torrent of martial arts action both swift and savage (arguably the best that lead actor Donnie Yen has choreographed for years), Wu Xia is coherently developed and stylishly directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan to provide unashamedly pleasurable popular entertainment," writes Maggie Lee in the Hollywood Reporter, where Karen Chu interviews Chan.
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Bollywood Love Story fails to impress international press

64th Cannes Film Festival held the screening of the documentary “Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” in the out of competition selection on Saturday. The 81-minute documentary doesn’t quite appear to have impressed the international press present at the premier film festival.

Directed by Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra and Jeff Zimbalist, and produced by Shekhar Kapur and Utv Motion Pictures, the documentary takes a look at Bollywood through the ages.

“A non-Indian seeking to get acquainted with Bollywood cinema would be utterly lost… In its current state, Utv couldn’t screen the movie in India itself. Having rushed to complete the film only days before its Cannes debut, Kapur and his fellow producers might want to rethink the whole thing”, reads a review of the documentary by American film journal The Hollywood Reporter.

“Somewhere in this mesh-mash is a really good doc about a joyous cinema that something like two billion people love.
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Shekhar Kapur explains Bollywood 'love story'

Shekhar Kapur explains Bollywood 'love story'
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has explained the title of his documentary Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. The Elizabeth director presents the film about Indian cinema, which was specially made for this year's Cannes Film Festival. Kapur told The Hollywood Reporter: "I wanted to avoid the usual documentary style of interspersing one interview after another but instead focus on the songs. "I want to see if the product can sell itself without any analysis because that stops you from falling in love. And that's why we titled it Bollywood: (more)
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Cannes 2011. The Trailers So Far

Updated through 5/9.

Along with the trailer for Hong Sang-soo's The Day He Arrives, another's just appeared for Kim Ki-duk's Arirang. Both will be screening in Un Certain Regard and, if you're checking the entry rounding up all the current news on the lineup of the Official Selection, you'll see, first, that it's being continuously updated (as are the entries on Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight), and second, another trailer: the one for Na Hong-jin's Yellow Sea. And of course, you've seen the trailers for Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life and Lars von Trier's Melancholia. Let's have a look at a few more.

Here's one for Joseph Cedar's Footnote:

And here's another and another.

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's The Kid with a Bike:

Update, 5/9: The Playlist has two clips.

Julie Leigh's Sleeping Beauty:

Nanni Moretti's We Have a Pope, with Michel Piccoli
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