Venice film festival

Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

Venice Film Festival 2020: Few films, fewer fans

September 11, 2020

As the world grapples with the deadly coronavirus disease, the organisation of the 77th edition of Venice Film Festival was the first, tentative step towards normalcy and resumption of international gatherings. At the beginning of the year, Italy & Venice in particular had em...

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Bollywood movies echoing Indian history

Bollywood movies echoing Indian history

October 30, 2019

With Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat set to hit theatres at the end of this year and the announcement of Baiju Bawra by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, here is a look at the period dramas of Bollywood which retold the tales of history.

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India’s absence felt at the 74th Venice Film Festival

India’s absence felt at the 74th Venice Film Festival

September 12, 2017

As Venice Film Festival wrapped up, another year of the prestigious festival saw India largely absent.

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Bengali Cinema

Bengali Cinema

May 3, 2016

As early as the Second World War, Indian films began making waves overseas. And Bengali cinema was perhaps the first to make a mark internationally. Though there may be a lot of media hype about increasing acceptance of Indian films overseas, the phenomenon is hardly new. For nea...

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Generation Kplus cinema jury

Generation Kplus cinema jury

February 22, 2016

At the Berlin Film Festival, the members of the Children’s Jury of the Generation Kplus section gave the Crystal Bear for Best film to Malayalam movie “Ottaal” (The Trap), directed by Indian filmmaker Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair. The film’s screenplay is an adaptation o...

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Berlin Film Festival

Berlin Film Festival

February 15, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Berlin Film Festival, February 11-21, is an opportunity for Indian films such as “Sairat” (Wild) by Nagraj Manjule, to get a world exposure in a festival unique by its attendance and conviviality. The adjacent film market is another venue to screen the...

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Island City

Island City

December 7, 2015

Ruchika Oberoi’s Island City produced by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has won the Fedora prize for the best young director in the sidebars of the Venice Film Festival, 2015.   In the international film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film...

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