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Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

CANADIAN CITY TO NAME STREET AFTER RAJ KAPOOR, Toronto filmfest to host tribute to kapoor clan

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 In a welcome gesture to Indian Cinema, the City of Brampton in Ontario, Canada,  will name a street after the ultimate Showman – the late Raj Kapoor. Introducing a new street into the infrastructure of the city, when constructed it will be named, the ‘Raj Kapoor Crescent’.  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host a tribute to the patriarch of the Kapoor clan,  Raj Kapoor. Titled, ‘Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema’ the festival will run for six ...

The 11th Annual New York Indian Film kick off

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the 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival kicked off in spectacular fashion on Wednesday night, May 4, with the Opening Night celebration which featured the U.S. Premiere of the Delhi-set comedy "Do Dooni Chaar," Disney's first live-action Hindi film. The star-studded red carpet premiere, held at Manhattan's prestigious Paris Theater, was attended by special guests Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh Kapoor along with writer/director Habib Faisal. Also attending the premiere were Aparna...

Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, produced by Shekhar Kapoor FOR Cannes

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Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, is the title of a feature film produced by Shekhar Kapoor exclusively for the Festival de Cannes. It will be screened out of competition during the 64th Festival that runs from the 11th to the 22nd of May. It all began with a conversation with ShekharKapoor, a member of the Cannes Jury in 2010. Why not make a film that brings together the most beautiful moments in the history of Indian musical films, with all their moving pageantry and da...

Indian Film Festival: Bollywood & Beyond (IFF) in Australia

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  The 2011 Indian Film Festival: Bollywood & Beyond (IFF) has welcomed seven of the finest filmmaking and acting talents in Indian cinema to the country for IFF's Sydney and Melbourne openings - acclaimed multi award-winning actress Vidya Balan; actor/producer, pop star and supermodel Malaika Arora Khan; Pakistani pop sensation and new acting talent, Ali Zafar; directors Kabir Khan (Kabul Express); and Raj Kumar Gupta (Aamir); actor turned producer Arbaaz Khan; and producer Leslee Udwin...

New York Indian Film Festival will open with DO DOONI CHAAR

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  The Indo-American Arts Council has announced the feature films that have been selected for the Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night spots for the highly anticipated New York Indian Film Festival which runs May 4 to May 8 in Manhattan.   Opening the 11th annual edition of the IAAC's popular film festival will be the North American premiere of Disney's critically acclaimed family comedy DO DOONI CHAAR starring the legendary husband-wife acting couple Rishi Kapoor and...

Asian Awards Winners

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Presented by Lord Sebastian Coe, The Asian Awards 2010 saw a powerhouse of leaders in business, sport, politics attend to celebrate achievement and excellence among South Asians, including Deputy PM Nick Clegg, Jermaine Jackson, Nasser Hussain OBE, Gurinder Chadha, Christian Louboutin and Sonu Niigaam. Caroline Jackson Levy, Managing Director of the Asian Awards said: "We are delighted at the incredible success of the inaugural Asian Awards.Through the Asian Awards we begin to build a legacy ...

"Shutter Island" --should be shut down quick before it escapes...

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Scorcese's SHUTTER ISLAND is a P.U. production from Paramount --- a film to commit suicide over after use. But Ben Kingley and Max Van Sydow have at last found their ecological niches in cinema history -- as -- uncompromising ultimate GHOULS! I would have ankled this piece of unmitigated water torture after thirty minutes, but I was wedged into a balcony seat at the Friedrichstadt Palast theater and couldn't extrude my body without disturbing the whole balcony, and was therefore condemned to su...

"Shutter Island" --should be shut down quick before it escapes....

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by Alex Deleon for www.filmfestivals.com   Scorcese's SHUTTER ISLAND is a P.U. production from Paramount --- a film to commit suicide over after use. But Ben Kingley and Max Van Sydow have at last found their ecological niches in cinema history -- as -- uncompromising ultimate GHOULS!  Watch the Trailer on this site   I would have ankled this piece of unmitigated water torture after thirty minutes, but I was wedged into a balcony seat at the Fri...

The ninth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival came to an end

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River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival: 4-10 December 2009 - Cinema Odeon - Piazza Strozzi, 1 -  Florence The ninth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival ended on Thursday, December 10th, and was a hit with the public and the press, with 3100 people coming to confirm the excellent idea of the 50 days of International Cinema in Florence and the beautiful historical Odeon cinema. The selection of films in competition, the special sections and the r...

11th Mumbai Film Festival is back!

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Organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), the 11th edition of the festival is scheduled to take place from October 29 to November 5, 2009 in Mumbai, the film capital of India. A Reliance Big Entertainment initiative MFF has the distinction of being the only international film festival in India to be organized by an independent body of practicing film professionals. A five member international jury will include celebrated Hollywood scriptwriter, director and Martin Scorsese’s long ter...

Hrithik Roshan to play Christ? (sure --why not?)

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Not since Mel Gibson cast James Caviezel as Jesus in his 2004 film The Passion of The Christ , has there been any comparison between an actor and the Lord. But now several Latin American distributors, who saw the international version of Rakesh Roshan's Kites , are stunned by Hrithik's resemblance to Jesus Christ in the film. It's been two weeks since the Bollywood film was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival, but the buzz around it still continues at the French Riviera. And, another t...

Hrithik Roshan to play Christ? (sure --why not?)

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Not since Mel Gibson cast James Caviezel as Jesus in his 2004 film The Passion of The Christ , has there been any comparison between an actor and the Lord. But now several Latin American distributors, who saw the international version of Rakesh Roshan’s Kites , are stunned by Hrithik’s resemblance to Jesus Christ in the film. It’s been two weeks since the Bollywood film was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival, but the buzz around it still continues at the French Riviera. And, another thi...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival Awards

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River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival5-11 December 2008Cinema Odeon - Piazza Strozzi, 1 - Florence, ItalyThe 8th edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival is finished on Thursday December 11th, with a big success among the audience and the press, for a total of 2000 people, reconfirming the good idea of the 50 giorni di cinema internazionali in Florence and the beautiful venue of Odean movie theatre.The films in competition, the special sections and the retrospective devo...

The 2008 Florence - River to River highlights

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Raj Kapoor, a Bollywood-style Charlie Chaplin from the FiftiesThe 2008 River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival will hold a retrospective on the great director Raj Kapoor, on the occasion of his 20th death anniversary, and screen a rich selection of the latest Indian films, as well as new special sectionsThe eighth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, completely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence, Italy, from 5 to 11 December 2008....

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival Delicatessen

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Raj Kapoor, a Bollywood-style Charlie Chaplin from the FiftiesThe 2008 River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival will hold a retrospective on the great director Raj Kapoor, on the occasion of his 20th death anniversary, and screen a rich selection of the latest Indian films.The eighth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, completely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence, Italy, from 5 to 11 December 2008.Supported by Mediateca Regionale...

Future of Cinema Panel Sketch, Cannes 2008

FEST21.COM  FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON  Festival de Cannes  May 21 2008   By  Nesta Morgan   Visual Review   Current vision by  Nesta Morgan   Nesta Morgan  nesta@art4film.com  +44 (0)7770 890609  FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON Festival de Cannes May 21 2008  INT. JEAN LOUIS BORY PALAIS K   The Panel discussion is introduced by WAYNE CLARKSON,  executive director of Telefilm Canada, co producer of this  year

The Power of the Individual

Thursday, May 3------The power of the individual to right wrongs, bring up issues and to literally move a society a few steps further is a message that one cannot hear enough these days. Such is the amazing story of Pakistani human rights activist Mukhtaran Mai, who drew on her own pain and abuse to become a positive symbol for the fair treatment of women (and all human beings). Her amazing story is recounted in SHAME, a documentary film by Mohammed Naqvi, that had its New York Premiere last eve...

The Power of the Individual in "Shame" from Tribeca

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The power of the individual to right wrongs, bring up issues and to literally move a society a few steps further is a message that one cannot hear enough these days. Such is the amazing story of Pakistani human rights activist Mukhtaran Mai, who drew on her own pain and abuse to become a positive symbol for the fair treatment of women (and all human beings). Her amazing story is recounted in SHAME, a documentary film by Mohammed Naqvi, that had its New York Premiere last evening, with the direct...

Indian Diaspora Film Festival, New York

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The fourth edition of the festival organized by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) wrapped November 7. Dedicated to showcasing filmmakers of Indian origin it had a successful four day run at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre and the Anthology Film Archives. As Aaron Shivdansani, the executive director of IAAC stressed in her welcoming speech, the opening film BRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Gurinder Chandha was not meant for afficiendos interested in high culture, an observation applicable t...
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