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Durj (THE CASKET) is the new film directed by Shamoon Abbasi, an Italian born Pakistani filmmaker, co-produced by Dodi Khan and Sherry Shah. Durj got a global distribution deal with Zashko Films (for US, UK, Canada) and ABA Associates (for UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar) It's going to appear in cinemas on the 11th October 2019. 

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Cinema and Politics: Tales of Political Games from the shadows of history... Winners and the "Great Winners"

    An essay by Aslam Ansari Patricio Guzmán, Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, the Chilean filmmaker is known for his cinematic work on the history and politics of Chile. In the 1970s, he became interested in the government of Salvador Allende by producing and directing The Battle of Chile, a documentary trilogy for which he collaborated with Chris Marker. This work, which earned him several major awards, laid t...

Film Aesthetics: A New Bollywood is emerging. New trends in Indian cinema. A Film Essay by Aslam Ansari

Film Aesthetics Film aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that examines the beauty and meaning in a work of art. It is different from the film criticism, though some film criticism may also appear in a work reflecting the aesthetics of a film or film trends… “Cinematic-Essay” is a new column that will examine the film aesthetics and new trends in contemporary cinema. It will also focus on the live-sketches of new filmmakers.  &...

Cinematic journey of Devendra Jadhav - A Bollywood independent filmmaker in and around Europe...

Devendra Jadhav in Paris Devendra Jadhav, a fast-thinking, sharply focused filmmaker from Mumbai is making waves and vibes on the European scene… His debut film, And Gandhi Goes Missing opened up various avenues for him… It was selected at Cairo Children Film Festival in 2012. Then it appeared in Competition at Kochi Film Festival in Bangalore in 2013, where Marianne Borgo, a French film critic watched it. She was fascinated by its simplicity an...

Das Kapital is beaten at its own game... (in the wake of pandemic...)

London, Paris, New York, Shanghai, the world capitals, bustling metropoles – they are all deserted, empty streets, paranoid faces, shut down restaurants, lifeless cafes, silent theaters. The entire scenes reflect some mystery or thriller from Frederic Forsyth novel. Being a longtime Parisian I see that the life here in Paris and everywhere around the world has turned into a surreal picture. Pandemic has affected not only the outlook of life, it has also entered into people’s psych. ...

Next-Wave Cinema in Cannes: A new emerging young female director, Maryam Ansari is on the way to smash all values...

Cannes-2019: Shamoon Abbasi, Italian-born, Pakistani filmmaker who is promoting his film, Durj at Cannes, is also moving into experimental zones with innovative projects. Durj (THE CASKET) appearing in cinemas on 11 October 2019 is wrapped in a mystery, dealing with the issue of cannibalism in Pakistan. Now at Cannes, the creative team of Durj has come up with an upcoming project of a film and a TV serial, titled, Angarey (The Burning Desires.) Angarey will reflect the stories of Pakistan&rsq...


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