Cinema

Misplaced nostalgia – renovation of Metro Cinema Hall

Misplaced nostalgia – renovation of Metro Ci...

September 29, 2016

The debate to determine if a heritage single-screen theatre should be revamped into a multiplex with a modern day retail experience is touch-and-go. Nostalgic cinephiles in Kolkata are saddened by the conversion of Metro Cinema Hall into an Inox multiplex. However, they prefer a ...

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Movie review: Pink

Movie review: Pink

September 20, 2016

While the Indian film space is gradually getting used to a diverse set of subjects, sometimes uneasy social commentaries like Pink come as a much-needed guidebook underlining issues such as prejudices against women and their degree of freedom in the patriarchal Indian society.

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Série – Il était une fois le cinéma indien (1)

Série – Il était une fois le cinéma indien (1...

September 17, 2016

Pour inaugurer sa série sur le cinéma indien et ses films emblématiques, des classiques au plus modernes, INDES a choisi d’évoquer un de ses maîtres incontestés, Satyajit Ray, et en particulier sa « Trilogie d’Apu » (1955-1959), qui restent plus que jamais d’actuali...

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Why India stopped producing quality animation films?

Why India stopped producing quality animation film...

September 8, 2016

While the Indian film industry, hailed as one of the largest in the world produces over 1400 films in a year, the country is peculiarly ignorant to the immense potential of animation films since its last release in 2014. Albeit keen interest from broadcasters and audience promisi...

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A festival to appreciate Indian cinema in Norway

A festival to appreciate Indian cinema in Norway

August 26, 2016

This not-for-profit international festival is devoted to the appreciation of Indian cinema and culture. It showcases films from one of India’s leading cinema industry, Bollywood. It is the 14th year of ‘Bollywood festival Norway’ and will be celebrated from September 9-16,...

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Hemanta – an adaptation of Hamlet by Anjan Dutt

Hemanta – an adaptation of Hamlet by Anjan Dutt

August 16, 2016

Shakespeare remains a timeless source of inspiration for art lovers worldwide and Hamlet is probably one of the most relevant pieces for artists of every decade who wanted to capture the time and its toxic residues defying the mediocrity that grows profusely in the name of commer...

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Indo-French Film Festival concludes on a high note

Indo-French Film Festival concludes on a high note

July 23, 2016

The Indo-French film festival held in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal marked the marked the gradually increasing popularity of short films in India. The selection of films included two Indian entries to the Cannes Court Métrage or short film corner of Festival de Cannes. Org...

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Un film poignant sur les soldats indiens de la Première Guerre Mondiale

Un film poignant sur les soldats indiens de la Pre...

July 21, 2016

Farewell My Indian Soldier, Mademoiselle France pleure, en français, est le premier documentaire-fiction illustrant la vie des soldats indiens venus combattre en France et en Belgique pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale.

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The reign of Rajnikanth goes on with a new movie, Kabali

The reign of Rajnikanth goes on with a new movie, ...

July 21, 2016

Indian superstar Rajnikanth has been ruling the movie scene in south India, and the hearts of many all over the nation. He is out on a roll again with a new gangster-avatar in Kabali, and is up for very particular milk offerings.

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Another Indian Film at Locarno’s prestigious cinema festival

Another Indian Film at Locarno’s prestigious cin...

July 19, 2016

Lagan-famed director Asutosh Gowarikar is all set to travel with his recent film ‘Mohenjo Daro’ to Switzerland for the 69th Locarno international film festival (3 – 13 August).

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