Aligarh Receives Standing Ovation At Busan, Pan Nalin's 'AIG' To Play At Rome

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on October 05, 2015

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From The World Of Film Festivals

Director Pan Nalin's film Angry Indian Goddesses will be the only Indian film to be screened at the Rome Film Festival, to be held from October 16-23. In 2014, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj's film Haider had bagged the People's Choice Award in the world category at the Rome Film Festival. And this year, 37 films from 24 countries will be screened at the gala.

Kadambari, a Bengali film centred around Kadambari Devi, sister-in-law of Rabindranath Tagore with whom he is supposed to have had a close personal relationship and who eventually committed suicide, won the Best Film award at the 4th Washington, DC, South Asian Film Festival. The film was directed by the National Award-winning filmmaker Suman Ghosh.

Busan Special: Director Hansal Mehta’s real-life-inspired drama Aligarh, starring Manoj Bajpayee, received an ovation after its world premiere at the ongoing 20th Busan International Film Festival. Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon and master Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy were among the top 5 of 100 greatest Asian films of all-time presented by the Busan International Film Festival.

Fresh From The Field

Legendary Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja scores music and songs for his first english film. Love and Love Only, a cross-cultural romantic drama that premiered at the San Francisco Global Movie Festival in August, features the musical score of Ilaiyaraaja, who has composed over 1,000 Indian language films. It is the first time the legendary composer has composed songs for an English language feature film.

Ridley Scott has suggested that Ryan Gosling will take the lead in the new Blade Runner film, with original star Harrison Ford in a supporting role. Blade Runner 2 will be written by Hampton Fancher, who worked on the first film.

Makers of critically-acclaimed indie flicks Little White Lie and Difret will be in Kolkata for a series of screenings and workshops as part of the Sundance Film Forward (SFF) beginning today. SFF is a touring program that offers film screenings and discussions to 18 to 24 year olds -- students and artists -- to excite and cultivate new audiences for independent films.

One For The Eye

Watch the exclusive trailer of 99 Homes. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (At Any PriceGoodbye Solo), 99 Homes centers on the American housing crisis of 2008 and follows a single father (Andrew Garfield) evicted from his home.

After premiering to enthusiastic fanfare at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas last night,  S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk has an official trailer that teases some seriously violent encounters. Kurt Russell stars as Sheriff Franklin Hunt, the leader of an unlikely team of gunslingers who set out on a mission to find and return townspeople who have been kidnapped by a group of cannibal savages.

Watch Ex-NHL star Sheldon Kennedy grapples with sexual abuse in exclusive Swift Current trailer. Directed by Joshua Rofé and executive produced by James Gray, the documentary focuses on Kennedy's struggle to cope with his childhood trauma, especially as he keeps his secret in the hyper-masculine world of profession hockey.

The Filmmaking Kit

Social media can be used to one's advantage to extract the best. All the documentary filmmakers out there, here are 20 documentary filmmakers you should be following on Twitter.

Music in a film has incredible power and influence over the tone of a film, a sequence, or even a single scene. Here are 5 ways you can use music & film scores to make your film more dynamic.

With Sujoy Ghosh’s Ahalya, Anurag Kashyap’s That Day After Everyday and Vikas Bahl’s Going Home hitting the marquee, the short film format in India has become popular than it ever was. Well, have a look at these 6 reasons why you should make short films.

Straight From The Pen

Have a look at what national Award Winning filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani had to say about the present state of Indian cinema. The director who was present at a suburban multiplex in Mumbai following the ongoing Jagran Film Festival also gave his views about the reach of Indian cinema globally.

One  of the finest films of recent times, The Wolfpack is not just a well-executed documentary but also an enthralling subject to work on. Read this exclusive interview where Crystal Moselle speaks on working with The Wolfpack

Acclaimed director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feels film stars are not born but created by the movie fraternity. Have a look at this article where the director tells us why he feels that content of a film matters the most.


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