Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa’s documentary “Powerless” now set to compete in Tribeca film festival that opens on April 17. The film traces the city of Kanpur, with 15-hour long power cuts and the tussle for electricity. Kakkar and Mustafa talk about their film …
Indian director Shonali Bose (Amu, 2005) is one of the four filmmakers who won the Sundance Institute– Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award 2012 announced at the Sundance Film Festival today.
Indian director Shonali Bose (Amu, 2005) is one of the four filmmakers who won the Sundance Institute– Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award 2012 announced at the Sundance Film Festival today. The winning directors and projects are: Shonali Bose, Margarita. With A Straw from India; Ariel Kleiman, Partisan from Australia; Etienne Kallos, Vrystaat (Free State) from South [...]
“Valley of Saints”, a love story set in Kashmir is all set to compete for the top award in the World Dramatics category of Sundance Film Festival 2012. The film, directed by an American filmmaker Musa Sayeed, has earlier won Film Independent and Sloan Foundation Producer’s Grant. “Valley of Saints” is about a Kashmiri boatman Gulzar, [...]
A project on India features in the 29 feature-length documentary films selected to receive a total of $575,000 in Documentary Film Program (DFP) grants of the Sundance Institute for the Spring 2011 round. Titled Match + : Love in the Time of HIV by Ann S. Kim and Priya Giri Desai (U.S.), the documentary discusses [...]
One would think that in a city like Calcutta where detective stories, films and TV series have captivated the populace for years, bringing in a new detective would hardly make any difference. After all, the Feludas and Byomkeshes are not just mere fictional characters; rather they are cultural icons in Calcutta and Bengal. But at [...]
Sundance Institute and Mahindra Group entered into an agreement yesterday which will mean that Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab shall become an annual event in India. In addition, the Sundance Institute-Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award will be awarded annually at the Sundance Film Festival. Scheduled for Spring 2012, the inaugural Mumbai Mantra-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab will provide [...]
Only a masterly filmmaker like Kim Ki-duk can do it: not make his protagonists almost remain silent, particularly to each other. But his 3 Iron (Korean title: Bin-jip) is a courageous film, a trait the Asian genius is known for. The film bases itself on a strange sort of relationship between a burglar (played by Jae Hee) and a housewife (Lee Seung-yeon) who meet by accident and hurtles from one strange situation to another, some of them almost unreal.