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Gauri Gill, Nandini Valli, Elaine Stocki, Althea Thauberger, two each from India and Canada shortlisted for Canada's largest cast prize for photography. Check out their work and particpate in the Open Online Voting.
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Monday, July 4, 2011
Cine Darbaar in association with the Japan Foundation, Iran Culture House, Indian Auteur and Sri Aurobindo Center for arts and culture, is organizing a 3 day programme titled Cinephilia and Beyond, to be held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th July, 2011. Cinephilia and Beyond is an independent programme for the young Cinephiles, to enrich them with innovative sessions, film screenings and interactive workshops.
The ceremony will be inaugurated by eminent film maker Mr. Buddhadeb Dasgupta, along with a special screening of his latest film Janala (The Window). The inauguration will be preceded by a key note address on Buddhadeb Dasgupta and his films by Mr. Sandeep Marwah, MD, Marwah Studios, along with the opening of an exhibition on visual story telling from Iran, which will be shown on all 3 days. Buddhadeb Dasgupta has won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival and The Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival and will be conducting an exclusive Master class for the young Cinephiles on 23rd July.
Also invited to the programme, is renowned maverick cinematographer, Mr. Sunny Joseph, to take a Master class on the basics of cinematography on 24th July. He has been the cinematographer for directors like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Shaji N Karun, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, and has won the National Award and the Kerala state award. The programme will also have a special session on film history: a journey with Japanese cinema.
Apart from the master classes, Cine Darbaar will also be organizing workshops on Film Criticism, to be taken by Mr. Kaushik Bhowmik, Senior Vice President of Osian Film Festival and a specialized workshop on Film Curating, its research and methodologies, by Ms Ananya Parekh, who has completed her PHD in cinema studies. The workshops will encourage the participants to come up with Visual essays, video essays and reviews to critique films while developing a catalogue essay which will carry curatorial notes to programme a festival. This will further be launched on the website of Cine Darbaar as a virtual exhibition. All students will also be presented with certificates.
Apart from all the workshops mentioned above, the programme will comprise of a film festival titled, Family Resemblances, which will showcase Asian films based on family stories. Prominent films like About Elly, Late Autumn, Kabei: Our Mother, Kaalpurush etc. will be a part of this festival. Cine Darbaar will also include a small reference station for Cinephilies to read on cinema and gain a complete experience to cherish cinema from this programme. There will also be a TV installation screening FIVE, a film by Abbas Kiarostami, dedicated to the Japanese master, Yasijuro Ozu.
The entry to the festival and workshops are free. Registration is required for taking part in the workshop: WEBVITY.COM/_sites/temp/Registration_form.doc
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Friday, January 7, 2011
(In No Particular Order)
1) Carbiou- Found Out
2) Sharon Van Etten
3) Mirrors- Hide and Seek
4) Peter Broderick- Sideline
5) Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Round and Round/ Menopause Man
6) Hichkas- Yeh Rooze Khoob Miad
7) Arcade Fire - "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
8) Wild Nothing- Summer Holidays
9) saito kazuyoshi- gekiteki na syunkan
(fav discovery of the year)
10) Efterklang-Full Moon
11) Girls- Carloina/Heartbreaker
12) Beach House- Zebra
Monday, December 6, 2010
IA author Manjari Kaul on the latest film of Ashutosh Gowarikar,
Film theorist, Andre Bazin, in his essay, “The Ontology of the Photographic Image” notes that if cinema was ‘put under psychoanalysis, the practice of embalming the dead might turn out to be a fundamental factor in [its] creation’. Cinema’s preoccupation with history, the spirit and achievements of a particular age, its heroes and its villains, the glory and shame are never a pointer simply to an era gone by but also to a continuum that the filmmakers wish to evoke between the past and the present. The historical film in Hindi cinema has been a genre devoid of imagination for it seems that the only times in the country’s past that seem to get evoked time and again are- the vibrancy of the Mughal era, the heroic freedom struggle and the holocaust of the partition of the Indian subcontinent. Ashutosh Gowarikar has, over the years, marked out the Historical as his preferred territory. He has sung his eulogy to Mughal India in Jodhaa Akbar (2008) and expressed his patriotic fervor in Lagaan (2001). READ MORE