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Pablo Escobar comes to Goa

ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ Q. You started your career as a journalist. How did you make that transition to becoming an actor? It’s interesting – because I actually started as an actor. I started acting when I was 15. But when I went to university, instead of going to acting school, I decided to do journalism simply because I …

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In Goa, time stops: Imtiaz

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ For director Imtiaz Ali (best known for films like ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Highway’, ‘Rockstar’, etc),  Goa is a place “where time stops and one feels eternal”. “When I reached here for the festival (IFFI) I sent a message to my team saying, ‘Goa aake aisa lagta hai sab accha hoga’ (After reaching Goa it feels …

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Bombay in motion

CHRISTINE MACHADO A few years ago, animator Gitanjali Rao visited Goa for the National Film Development Corporation of India Film Bazaar in the hopes of securing funding for a film that she was making. Fast forward to 2019 and the filmmaker, who has previously done short films like ‘Printed Rainbow’, returned to Goa to screen her debut animated feature ‘Bombay …

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Food and the Festival

The International Film Festival of India 2019 (IFFI) is coming to a close, NT BUZZ showcase the various food stalls that have been the lifeline for delegates who run in and out of movies. NT BUZZ finds out ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES The Inox courtyard has plenty of options when it comes to catering to people’s appetites during the International Film Festival …

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All’s well that ends well

On Monday I caught a late-night screening of what turned out to be one of the gems of the festival – of course there were some big films of considerable repute but among the relatively lesser-known ones. Elia Suleiman’s ‘It Must Be Heaven’ took the cake. Suleiman is a well-known filmmaker from Palestine who has made a mark in world …

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‘I am not interested in a Hollywood career’

ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ As part of an ‘In Conversation’ series titled ‘The Magnificent Artists’ at the 50th International Film Festival of India, Wagner Moura enlightened the audience about his experiences in the film industry.  Best known among the Indian audience for his role in ‘Narcos’ as the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, Moura said: “Narcos was a great, …

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International directors share their insights

Day six of the ongoing 50th edition of IFFI saw directors Niels Arden Oplev and Riccardo Salvetti of the films ‘Daniel’ and ‘Rwanda’ respectively, and Erik Pollumaa, director of photography of the film ‘Scandinavian Silence’ share their insights. The directors began the session by giving a brief about the films, followed by a Q&A session. Speaking about his film, Oplev …

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Is the 50th IFFI up to expectations?

I have been attending IFFI since 2015. And for those of us who have been attending the festival in since before expected more of this 50th edition, especially as far as the decor is concerned plus the way everything has been managed. But instead it felt like any other year. Also, everyone is facing the problem of not getting tickets. …

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‘Kaajro’, Goa’s first uncut film

Creative director and producer, Rajesh Pednekar of the Konkani uncut film ‘Kaajro’, which will premiere today, November 27, is hoping that, besides Goans, cine lovers will come to watch the film and support the Goan film industry which is churning out good quality films Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ ‘Kaajro’ is a story of Tilgya, who belongs to caste …

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Journey of a Konkani stage tradition

Tiatr comprising popular musical stage productions has been an integral part of the Goan ethos. Tiatr, which originates from the Portuguese word for theatre – teatro – came into existence when ‘Italian Bhurgo’ adapted from an Italian play, was staged at the New Alfred Theatre, Bombay, on Easter Sunday, on April 17, 1892. The documentation of this more-than-125-year-old art form …

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