Human rights on film: Internat...

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 scr...
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 Sloven...
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 
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