Rima Das continues to enthrall us with her sensitive stories narrated in a humane way and touch the hearts across the globe. The two-time National Award winning director also loves to catapult unknown stories from North East India to a global platform. Rima’s latest directorial is as promising as the earlier stories. Her short film 'For Each Other' based on the theme 'Neighbors' recently had its World premiere at the Pingyao International Film Festival in China and it was applauded by the audiences and critics alike. 'For Each Other' is part of a BRICS 5-film anthology from filmmakers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Celebrated filmmaker Jia Zhangke whose films including 'A Touch Of Sin', 'Mountains May Depart', 'Ash is Purest White' have regularly featured at the Cannes is the Executive Producer of the film. The 'Neighbors' anthology sheds light on not only spatial proximity but also interpersonal closeness. Rima's film tells the story of Malti and Ramen. … [Read more...] about Rima Das wins big with her short film ‘For Each Other’
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He co-founded the Indo-American Arts Council in 2000 in New York City and served on its Board until 2018. Jonathan was named Adjunct Professor by the Indian Institute of Finance and represented the U.S. performing arts field at the inaugural conference on Soft Power in New Delhi in December, 2018. … [Read more...] about Connecting the world through dance
In life, as in death, Suchitra Sen remains an enigma. The dusky, elegant beauty with an enchanting smile, marched into the celluloid like Colossus. Her vibrant, romantic appearance used to send the audience into a tizzy. Her unmatchable performances stole many a million hearts. That’s how you describe Suchitra Sen, the graceful chapter of India’s tinsel town. On her 6 th death anniversary, we take a look at the Mahanayika’s stardom to reclusive journey. Born as Roma Dasgupta, on April 6, 1931, in Pabna district (now in Bangladesh), the enigmatic beauty did her schooling at a local high school but because of the Partition in 1947 the Dasgupta family had to migrate to West Bengal. That same year, Suchitra stepped into an early marriage with Dibanath Sen, son of then famous industrialist Adinath Sen and it all started from that period. A flourished career despite early marriage and motherhood Dibanath was surprised to find out his wife’s terrific acting talent … [Read more...] about Remembering SUCHITRA SEN, Bengal’s QUEEN of HEARTS!
“Inspiration, création, partage (Inspiration, creation, sharing),” are the three words that drive her as a filmmaker, she says. Discussing a few films in her expansive career, Varda par Agnès is largely about ‘partage’: she shares her insights, choices and her journey from analogue to digital. Unlike LaBeouf, Varda maintains a distance from her life, in a way that is intimate yet critical. In her earlier and rather charming documentary, Faces Places, she traverses the French countryside with street artist JR, and presents her carefree and affable self to us. In Varda par Agnès, she is measured and fully aware that this may be her last. … [Read more...] about From Freddie Mercury to Pope Francis: What’s in a biopic?
After a 10-year hiatus, director Son Jae-gon is finally returning to the big screen with his latest comedy, “Secret Zoo.” The film’s plot is adapted from a hit web comic series by the popular author HUN, whose other popular series “Secretly Greatly” also was adapted into a film starring actor Kim Soo-hyun. He played an elite North Korean spy working undercover in a South Korean town. In “Secret Zoo,” the plot is a lot more ludicrous — Tae-soo, a lawyer working on contract, and zoo workers wear animal suits and try to deceive people. Although the director was worried about how to bring the story to the screen, he said he was hooked by the web comic for its fresh plot. “Since the plot was so absurd, I was already shaking my head before I read the story, doubtful that it could be accepted by the public,” the director said during a recent interview held at a cafe in Samcheong-dong, central Seoul. “But as I read over the … [Read more...] about ‘Secret Zoo’ director brings the laughs: Son Jae-gon was drawn to the web comic story for its originality and warmth