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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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Building bridges: Rekha Surya

Even before her soulful voice creates magic and captivates you, her charismatic persona hits you with an overpowering intensity, writes Kulsum Mustafa   Doyen of Hi...

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BAISHE SRABON: Dead Poets’ Society

In the series on landmark Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Srijit Mukherji’s genre-bending noir and thriller. ‘Dedicated to all poets unsu...

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The 400 Blows - Run Antoine Run!

Vandana Kumar revisits François Roland Truffaut’s film, The 400 Blows and finds resonance with the complex way adolescence plays out politically and socially in a...

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Shyamal Uncle turns off the lights

In the first of a new series on standout Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Suman Ghosh’s 2013 film. After the death of Ritwick Ghatak and Satya...

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The Untold Tragedy

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the story of Inder Thakur, a top model and upcoming...

September 25 2022

The Silenced Valley

Can bringing Cinema to the Kashmir Valley settle the wounds and trauma? No, says Humra Q...

September 24 2022

A Requiem For Mayfair Cinema

English movies which essentially meant Hollywood films (Hollywood being the benchmark fo...

September 23 2022