Human rights on film: International festival celebrates mobile phone f...

India Blooms News Service
New York, Dec 5 (IBNS): In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, marked 10 December, the United Nations has allied with the Mobile Film Festival to host a special edition of its annual international film competition, now in its 14th year.
Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci passes away
Rome, Nov 26 (IBNS): Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci , who is known for making movies like The Conformist and Last Tango in Paris, passed away in Rome, media reports said on Monday.
Jill Bilock: Cutting it fine
Jill Bilcock, internationally acclaimed film editor who has also worked with  Shekhar Kapur's award-winning film Elizabeth, was in Kolkata recently as a member of the Australian film delegation at the  24th Kolkata International Film Festival. In a free wheeling dicussion with Ranjita Biswas, she talks about her work
24th KIFF introduces audiences to films from Tunisia
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IBNS): Tunisia, a small country and former French colony tucked away in between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara desert on the northern part of Africa, is the toast of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) with an array of films from this Arabic land being screened at the festival.
24TH KIFF screens restored classics for cine buffs
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IBNS) The terms “restoration” and “preservation” have very positive associations so far as cinema across the world is concerned.
KIFF: Iconic silent era Australian film The Sentimental Bloke screened at Nandan
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IBNS) The iconic Australian film The Sentimental Bloke drew a slender crowd in Nandan III, one of the venues of the ongoing Kolkata International Film Festival. But few were aware that this film, besides being a very good film made way back in 1918-1919, has a history of its own.
A message of peace in times of conflict
Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s biographical Muhammad : The Messenger of God , featured in the current 24th Kolkata International Film Festival.  The director  was in the city to present the film and shared his thoughts why he chose this subject. Ranjita Biswas reports
Homosexuality, in all practicality, is still not normal in Slovenia: Darko Stante
Slovenian director Darko Stante with his debut feature film, Consequences, created history as it became the first movie from his country to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in nearly a decade. The film deals with homosexuality among young boys at a youth facility. Mainly shot with an inexperienced cast, Consequences has collected rave reviews, drawing comparison with the cult film Rebel Without a Cause. In a conversation with Stante and Matej Zemljic, the lead actor, Suman Das and Sudipto Maity finds out their experience. Excerpts 
Would love to work with Sarah Greene again: Paddy Breathnach
Irish director Paddy Breathnach's film Rosie, adapted from a story penned by BAFTA winning novelist and screenplay writer Roddy Doyle, shows a gripping tale of a family fighting homelessness in Ireland. Paddy's last film, Viva, was the first Irish film to get shortlisted for best foreign-language film at the Oscars. Rosie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford. In a chat with Suman Das and Sudipto Maity, Paddy and Roddy share different aspects of film-making and writing as they discuss Rosie and the experiences of working with the lead actors. Excerpts:
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ends, announces 2018 Award winners
Toronto, Sept 17 (IBNS) The Toronto International Film Festival announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. The 43rd Festival wrapped up Sunday evening.
Manto's many grey shades make him interesting: Nandita Das
Actress-director-writer Nandita Das' film Manto, a biographical account of Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto's life in post-Independence India, was premiered at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. Suman Das and Souvik Ghosh catch up with the filmmaker in Toronto for an exclusive interview
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