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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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Curtains rise on IFFI 2019

The inaugural of the golden jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India witnessed a mix of glamour, awards, and fabulous music. NT BUZZ brings you all the details Danuska Da Gama & Ramandeep Kaur | NT BUZZ The opening ceremony of the 50th edition of India’s prestigious International Film Festival of India (IFFI) began on an emotional note …

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IFFI to host exclusive children’s film village

The golden jubilee of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will feature a ‘Children’s Film Village’, as part of the ongoing nine-day festivities. The concept will include inflatable moving digital mobile theatres at the event, for children to watch curated movies catered to their taste. Organised by PictureTime in association with the Entertainment Society of Goa, the Children’s Film village …

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Meet IFFI 2019’s international jury

The International Competition Section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is a very prestigious section with over-one-crore-rupees being awarded to the films in this section, which are selected by the jury members for the top prizes. This year altogether 15 films representing 20 countries, including two Indian entries – Marathi film, ‘Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005’ and Malayalam …

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Panning in on xenophobia

Italian film ‘Despite the Fog’ directed by Goran Paskaljevic opened the 50th International Film Festival of India 2019 (IFFI 2019) yesterday. The film explores the issue of refugee children without parents who are wandering around in Europe today and the xenophobic atmosphere prevalent across the continent. It tells the story of Paulo, a manager in a restaurant in a small …

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