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In pursuit of identity

NT BUZZ The directors and cast of two international films ‘Commitment’ and ‘Coda’ which made their world premiere in the ‘World Panorama’ section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year, sat down on Friday to shed light on their respective films. Director of ‘Coda’, Claude Lalonde shared that his film, shot between Canada and Switzerland, tells the …

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When music reigns supreme

NT BUZZ The cast and crew of the film ‘The Seven Last Words’ shed light on the making of the film at a press interaction on Day 2 of the International Film Festival of India 2019. ‘The Seven Last Words’ is based on a music composition based on the Seven Last Words of Christ. It has seven themes particular to …

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Real reel

NT BUZZ Day 2 of the International Film Festival of India 2019 saw directors Nitin Singhal, Kirti, and Vibha Bakshi giving an insight into the making of their films which form a part of the Non Feature Film section of Indian Panaroma. ‘Letters’, said Singhal about his film, is loosely inspired by late Bollywood actor Dev Anand’s collection of censored …

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Exploring taboos

NT BUZZ The star cast of the Indian feature film ‘The Hundred Bucks’ was down in Goa to promote their film which will be screened at the ongoing International Film Festival of Goa (IFFI). Addressing a press conference on Friday, director Dushyant Singh informed that the movie, shot in Mumbai, explores the sensitive topic of prostitution. “The story that spans …

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When the sons rise for women

Danuska Da Gama | NT KURIOCITY Q. Your films are realistic, highlighting problems and educating the masses. With my latest film ‘Son Rise’, I didn’t quite set out to make a film on female foeticide in Haryana, but once we reached there, there was no way we could ignore what was right in front of us. Illegal, yet rampant female …

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Chaos on the morning of IFFI

Chaos reigned supreme on the first day at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), with a lot of angry delegates as the new entry system left them frustrated. The ‘standby line’ which was meant for delegates who couldn’t reserve a ticket has been done away with and it is compulsory to book a ticket to enter the theatre. Sajan …

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Coming to Goa is like coming home: Bachchan

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR Taking a nostalgic trip down the years, to be precise 50 years in the past, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said that “coming to Goa has always been like coming home,” as his very first film, ‘Saat Hindustani’ (1969) was shot in the state. Ever since then, he has had many opportunities to work “in this wonderful place,” …

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‘Paa’ is close to Big B’s heart

‘Paa’, the 2009 movie directed by R Balki, which opened the retrospective of Amitabh Bachchan films is very close to the heart of the megastar. “R Balki had very strong feelings about an illness called progeria,” statedBachchan, pointing out that progeria is a terrible disease that children go through, wherein they age very rapidly and by the age of 12 …

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‘Acting is like cooking’

Sachin Chatte The Lifetime Achievement awardee at the Golden Jubilee of the International Film Festival of India, Isabelle Huppert has certainly added a lot of charm and value to the festival. The acclaimed actress conducted a masterclass on acting, which was moderated by film critic, Anupama Chopra.  The first question posed was about an article whose headline was “Why Isabelle …

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Advance Booking – November 22

Deerskin INOX Porvorim I, 10:15 a.m. Jean Dujardin from ‘The Artist’ plays a guy who puts his savings on a, well, deerskin jacket, leaving behind an angry wife. This goofy film made it to several festivals around the world. Beats INOX Porvorim II, 10:45 a.m. With shades of ‘Trainspotting’, this Scottish drama-comedy is about two young men trying to sneak into the rave scene, …

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