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Top Bollywood director Yash Chopra "the king of romance" passes away at eighty

by Alex Farba-Deleon     The dean of Indian film directors, Yash Chopra, passed away on October 21 at the age of eighty. Yash Chopra was not just another Bollywood director --he was one of the world's top craftsman of the seventh art although he always crafted his films to suit the taste of the Indian audience, which is the main reason he remains practically unknown in the West.   In Asia where Bollywood films are far better known than here Chopra was honored ...

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...

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Director: Abdullah Gujjar.
Story of an orphan 'Faizi' who is suffering from a Neurological Disease, by the blessing of which he is able to revive some of his childhood memories.Film takes a twist when Faizi attacks a famous singer 'Fardeen Khan' in a cafe and is subjected to an interesting investigation.

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...

Azhar Mahmood Interview

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  Azhar Mahmoud is a Pakistani filmmaker who won the prize for “Best Non-European Documentary” on ÉCU’s 2010 edition with his film “Dhobi Ghaat”. On this interview, he tells us a little bit about his discovering of an innate talent for filmmaking, and more. Where are you from? I am from Lahore, Pakistan. FYI, Lahore is called the heart city of Pakistan and is situated near the border of Pakistan and India. It is one of the most historical cities of Pakis...

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Director: Kavanjit Singh.

On 31 October 1984, Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards.

 

On 01 November 1984, riots erupted in Delhi. The mob swarmed into Sikh neighborhoods, killing any Sikh men, women & children they could find. The riots went on for next three days.

 

According to official figures, around 3000 Sikhs were killed and many more were rendered homeless.

 

JAGJEET is a film set in 1984 and looks at the guilt of a one man who left his childhood friend to die during the riots. The film captures three days of their lives. The first day is set in past where two best friends are in best of times. The second day is when riots took place in Delhi. The third and present day is set a week after riots.

Bollywood director Yash Chopra to be honored at Pusan festvial

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As an indication of the ever increasing outreach of Bollywood, one of the most famous practitioners and directors of this special Indian brand of film, Yash Chopra, 76, will be honored at the upcoming 14th annual Pusan IFF in South Korea, where he will  be named "Asian filmaker of the year".  An Asian (Indian) cinema night will be held in Chopra's honor. Since his directorial debut in 1959 with a film called "Dhool ka Phool" (Blossoms in the dust) Chopra has dir...

Bollywood director Yash Chopra to be honored at Pusan festvial

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As an indication of the ever increasing outreach of Bollywood, one of the most famous practitioners and directors of this special Indian brand of film, Yash Chopra, 76, will be honored at the upcoming 14th annual Pusan IFF in South Korea, where he will be named "Asian filmaker of the year". An Asian (Indian) cinema night will be held in Chopra's honor. Since his directorial debut in 1959 with a film called "Dhool ka Phool" (Blossoms in the dust) Chopra has directed a total of 21 features, whic...

60 films lined up from Houston WorldFest

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Houston World Fest will run April 17 - 26, 2009 WorldFest was founded 49 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality fi...

Golden Film Festivals

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The World Wide film Festival is a media arts festival. Each year we present a programme with recent single-screen productions.

Bahamas International Film Festival line up

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  Bahamas International Film Festival will run December 4-11, 2008 http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/ 2008 BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LINE UP   FILM TITLE                                        COUNTRY                   DIRECTOR   NEW VISIONS DRAMA A DEAL IS A DEAL                                  UK                    ...

Bahamas International Film Festival Line up

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Bahamas International Film Festival will run December 4-11, 2008 http://www.bintlfilmfest.com/ 2008 BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LINE UP  FILM TITLE COUNTRY DIRECTOR  NEW VISIONS DRAMA A DEAL IS A DEAL UK Jonathan Gershfield AUGUST USA Austin Chick COLD LUNCH ...

VIFF 2008 Preview

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will be held from September 25 to October 10, 2008. VIFF is delighted to be able to bring to Vancouver many of the top prize-winners from the major world film festivals. Acclaimed earlier this year at Cannes were THREE MONKEYS (Turkey), for which Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Best Director award; IL DIVO, by Paolo Sorrentino, which won a Jury Prize; A CHRISTMAS TALE (France) by Arnaud Desplechin, which won a Special Prize; TULPAN (Russia/K...

India looks to Pakistani views, via the screens of Goa

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GOA, June 29, 2008: For a country sometimes viewed as 'the enemy' in geopolitical rivalries or the cricket-field, the films of neighbouring Pakistan, currently being screened at the South Asian Film Festival here in Goa, are drawing significant interest and appreciation.Screened in Panaji (also called Panjim or Ponnje) -- though with a small audience, reflecting the overall lack of publicity for the first SAFF being held here -- was reporter Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's documentary 'Pakistan's Doubl...

Eight diverse cinematographic traditions meet at Goa for SAFF

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[Photo, venue of the SAFF at Goa, housed in an old colonial palatial mansion. Photo FN] Eight diverse countries, very differing historical and political traditions, unmatched cinematographic backgrounds, and over 45 films. Mixed together, the result is a South Asian Film Festival, the latest version of which is underway in Goa.This four-day festival, which ends on Monday, is seeing films from eight South Asian Countries -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepa...

A look back to Tribeca 2008 Documentaries

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As in earlier editions of the Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary sections presented outstanding productions, though, included some films that seemed to have been selected from a political perspective rather than from a strictly artistic one, meaning outstanding productions characterized by exquisite formal execution and original thematic concepts. Some of the films included in this year’s selections show that original thematic concepts are more difficult to develop than executing a them...

2008 Tribeca Film Festival International Filmmaker Reception Photos

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By Maria Esteves - May 11, 2008 The Seventh Annual 2008 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) was held in Tribeca and venues in New York City, April 23 - May 4, 2008. The festival sponsored by American Express, annually present international films, gala receptions, panel discussions, concerts, special events, awards ceremony, Tribeca/ESPN sports day, and a family street fair. TFF08 included 53 World Premieres, 6 International Premieres, 30 North American Premieres, 7 U.S. Premieres, and 19 New York Ci...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

New York Asian Film Festival Charges Into Town

 Monday, June 25-------New Yorkers have long had a love affair with Asian cinema, so this year's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which began on Friday at the IFC Center in downtown Manhattan, is sure to cause some waves. While other film societies may concentrate on emotionally aloof dramas or historical pagaents from the Far East, the NYAFF has become one of the city's most exciting film events by celebrating excess: innovative genre films, cutting-edge animation spectaculars and...

NY Asian Film Fest line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2007: June 22 ­ July 8 June 22 ­ July 5 @ the IFC Center(323 Sixth Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets) July 5 ­ 8 @ Japan Society(333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Full write-ups are available at:http://www.subwaycinema.com/ The final line-up for the New York Asian Film Fest. More guests, more movies, more fun! SPECIAL GUESTSDirector E. J-Yong of DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS will be attending Director Shusuke Kaneko of DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE: THE LA...

Beirut Fest Mission Impossible: Make Films not War

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After a two-year hiatus caused by war and political unrest, the Beirut International Film Festival had made an unexpected return October 4-11 thanks to the efforts of the Lee & Gund Foundation, which is sponsoring it in conjuction with the launch of the foundation’s new initiative: MakeFilmsNotWar.orgDuring the darkest days of the summer, it seemed unlikely that the festival would take place at all. With the Beirut airport closed, the country blockaded, and infrastructure destroyed, it seemed ...

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