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Le Conversazioni 2015 by Anne-Katrin Titze

Stephen Sondheim and Joyce Carol Oates in conversation before Antonio Monda's Le Conversazioni Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Following his fall 2014 Le Conversazioni with Zadie Smith (White Teeth) and Patrick McGrath (Asylum and Spider), Antonio Monda invited Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen Sondheim to discuss films that influenced their lives and work.

Henry Hathaway's Niagara, Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull and Elia Kazan's On The Waterfront were chosen by Joyce Carol Oates.

George Stevens' The More The Merrier, Mike van Diem's Character (Karakter), Krzysztof Zanussi's The Contract and Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow Of A Doubt were picked by Stephen Sondheim.

Le Conversazioni and Rome Film Festival Artistic Director Antonio Monda Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Marilyn Monroe, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Hepburn, Jean Arthur, Walk Don't Run with Cary Grant, Privacy, Gene Hackman, West Side Story, Vertigo, The Rules Of The Game, Marlon Brando,
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Internet may build a new society or destroy us: Krzysztof Zanussi

Internet may build a new society or destroy us: Krzysztof Zanussi
(L-r) Director, Iffi, Shanker Mohan, Krzysztof Zanussi, Director Polish Film, Anna Bromley and Director Pib, (M&C), Manisha Verma

“Internet may build a completely new society or it may destroy us, so the big challenge is to find a balanced way,” renowned Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi said while talking to media in Goa. He will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony of 43rd International Film Festival of India today.

Talking about censorship Zanussi said, “Censorship is an ugly method of improving our life and added that Police states tackle this problem in a harsh way, while democratic nations do it in a far more reasonable manner”.

Zanussi has produced more than 80 films and documentaries. Some of them are, Camouflage, Family life, The Silent Touch, The Contract, Revisited, The Structure of Crystal , The Spiral and Constant Factor. His 1973 film The Illumination will be screened during the ten day festival.
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Polish filmmaker Zanussi to get Lifetime Achievement Award at Iffi - 2012

Polish filmmaker Zanussi to get Lifetime Achievement Award at Iffi - 2012
Panaji, Nov 20: Renowned Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi known for producing acclaimed films like Camouflage, Family Life, The Silent Touch, The Contract and Revisited will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) here on Tuesday.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to 73-year-old Zanussi during the opening function of Iffi here.

The award is conferred on an eminent international film personality for outstanding contribution to the world cinema and it carries an amount of Rs10 lakh,.
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