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A Faust for Bangladesh

Farrukh Dhondy at his best as he recounts the attempt he once made to adapt Goethe’s Faust for the Bangladeshi screen. Having worked with British Bangladeshi theatre di...

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A look back at Mira Nair’s tale of Home: Mississippi Masala

Aditi Singh revisits the film Mississippi Masala, thirty years after its release, and recalls the metaphors of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’. Mississippi Mas...

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Claude Chabrol and The Poetics of Murder

My first exposure to the ‘French New Wave’, La Nouvelle Vague, was through Claude Chabrol’s Violette Nozière (1978). My admiration of the director gre...

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Soumitra Chatterjee: The Legend Lives On

Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on 15 November 2020. To mark the first anniversary, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri writes about a forthcoming book on the thespian, Sou...

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‘The Poetic Minimalism’ of Abbas Kiarostami

 Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) is unarguably the most known face of Iran on the map of World cinema, writes Vandana Kumar After seeing not just a couple of his films, bu...

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Another Ravi Varma: Mankada

Kerala Varma talks about the magic in the work of the low profile cinematographer of Adoor whose work made the layman sit up and notice the camera! I first heard of Malayalam...

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Taboo Love and the Sensibility of Agnès Varda

Her cinema played with subversive and controversial subjects even as she kept up her engagement with the political environment of her times intact, writes Vandana Kumar My fi...

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Hrid Majhare: The Bard’s Official ‘Debut’ in Bengali Cinema

In the series on landmark Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Ranjan Ghosh’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, with Macbeth and Julius Caes...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

In Agnès Varda’s 1962 film Cléo from 5 to 7 (French title Cléo de 5 à 7), a vain pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours...

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The Hazards of Adaptation: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ranjan Das focuses on the challenges that confront filmmakers when adapting vast and expansive authored works, by placing Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in p...

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Double standards… all the way!

Humra Quraishi goes over the many events of recent past in which it is getting clearer b...

December 3 2021

A Faust for Bangladesh

Farrukh Dhondy at his best as he recounts the attempt he once made to adapt Goethe&rsquo...

December 2 2021

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they ...

December 1 2021