Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly has received extreme responses from critics after its Cannes premiere on Friday. Twitchfilm’s Brian Clark Found it better than some of competition titles while Screen International’s Lee Marshall found its characters “hastily-sketched”. International film website Twitchfilm.com’s European Editor Brian Clark was all praises for the film in his review. Here is an [...]
Anurag Kashyap will be honoured with “Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) on May 20th in Cannes. The honour is bestowed upon people for extra-ordinary contribution in the field of art and culture by the French government. According to a French Consulate official in Mumbai, [...]
Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly will have its world premiere today afternoon at Theatre Croisette JW Marriot in Cannes. The film is scheduled to have five screenings in Cannes. Ritesh Batra’s Dabba (Lunchbox) will have the maximum numbers of screenings. Between May 19-23, the film will have seven shows. Tomorrow will be a big day for India. [...]
When it comes to the coverage of the 66th Cannes Film Festival starting today, mainstream media outlets’ obsession with celebrities seems to be getting the better of them. Playboy Girl Sherlyn Chopra and Amisha Patel and the likes are being written about with equal enthusiasm (quite often even higher) than the films and people who will actually represent Indian at Cannes 2013.
Paris-based sales agent Insomnia World Sales has acquired world rights to Qaushik Mukherjee a.k.a Q’s latest film Tasher Desh. Insomnia World Sales CEO Luc Ntonga said, “It’s not so often to discover such a visually striking, bold and energetic film from India. It confirms Q as a talent to continue to follow. No doubt the [...]
A journey into the world of the most sought after Independent producer of Mumbai, Guneet Monga
The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) will host the opening party of Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film) on May 16th. 132 Indian film professionals are attending the market this year that includes mainstream players such as UTV, Viacom 18 as well as independent producers like AKFPL and Dar Motion Pictures. NFDC will also celebrate [...]
Thierry Frémaux, the Artistic Director of Cannes film festival, in an EXCLUSIVE interview to Nandita Dutta, voices his thoughts on contemporary Indian cinema and the new crop of Indian directors making waves at Cannes: What was the thought behind inviting India as a guest country this year? India is the third country to be invited after [...]
“Bombay Talkies” marks the boundaries clearly between the star-powered Bollywood and director-driven New Hindi Cinema. It also speaks of the growing influence of the new age directors.
India is the guest country at Cannes in 2013. It is undoubtedly the most eventful year in more than a decade when two films are in the official selection and one each in Critics Week and Directors’ Fortnight. Is 2013 really a special year for India at Cannes?