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Indian artists drive Virtual Reality vroom in cinema

Indian artists are scorching the international film festival circuit with immersive storytelling through tales involving Virtual Reality.

Maya: The Birth of a Superhero, a Virtual Reality installation created by Kolkata-born artist Poulomi Basu, was part of the inaugural immersive competition at the Cannes Film Festival last month
Published on Jul 07, 2024 10:14 AM IST

India moves into the fast lane of film conservation with Manthan

Restored from ruins, Shyam Benegal’s Manthan creates history with countrywide release in 100 theatres this weekend.

The countrywide release of Manthan in 50 cities is the first grand scale release for a restored film in India.
Published on May 31, 2024 02:48 PM IST

Documentaries dominate 77th Cannes Film Festival

With the camera on Lula and Ilie Nastase faces, the art of the documentary makes a triumphant return to the Cannes Film Festival.

Lula, American director Oliver Stone's new documentary on Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Published on May 26, 2024 12:21 PM IST

'It won't be Games as usual': Olympics Organising Committee president Estanguet

Tony Estanguet is a triple world champion in canoeing. He is also the first French athlete to have won gold medals in three different Olympic Games.

Tony Estanguet is the Paris Olympics Organising Committee president.
Updated on May 23, 2024 02:46 PM IST

Director Rithy Panh: ‘All revolutions have good intentions in the beginning’

Celebrated Cambodian director Rithy Panh talks about his new documentary, Meeting With Pol Pot, which premiered at 77th Cannes Film Festival earlier this week.

interview Celebrated Cambodian director Rithy Panh at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.(Faizal Khan)
Published on May 19, 2024 04:23 PM IST

Animation film set in Ahmedabad climbs the Cannes ladder

Heirloom, an animation film about Ahmedabad's centuries-old textile traditions, is part of projects in development at the Cannes film market starting next week.

Heirloom, an Indian animation film in development at the Cannes film market beginning next week, revisits Ahmedabad's fabled textile traditions
Published on May 12, 2024 09:36 AM IST

Kannada film to light up Cannes Film Festival with Banjara sunrise folk tale

Cannes Film Festival 2024: Doctor-turned-filmmaker Chidananda S Naik's short film Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know is part of film schools' competition.

Kannada filmmaker Chidananda S Naik's short film Suryakanthihooge modhalugothagidhu (Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know) is part of the film schools' competition at the Cannes film festival to be held from May 14 to 25.
Published on Apr 28, 2024 11:03 AM IST

Magical screen slump overshadows new Márquez series

An adaptation of One Hundred Years of Solitude is coming to Netflix. Love in the Time of Cholera tops the list of screen failures of Márquez’s works.

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez’s most famous novel published in 1967, has never been adapted for screen before.
Published on Apr 21, 2024 03:29 PM IST

Kerala nurses' story breaks India's Palme d'Or jinx in Cannes

Before Payal Kapadia's All We Imagine As Light, the last Indian film to vie for the Cannes festival top prize was Shaji N Karun's Swaham in 1994.

All We Imagine As Light is the first Indian film to compete for the Palme d'Or in 30 years
Published on Apr 15, 2024 02:56 PM IST

India's first transgender football club desires inclusion and equality

Manipur's Ya_All Sports Club is kicking out gender stereotypes just by donning the jersey

Ya_All Sports Club was founded in 2020 to seek gender inclusion and equality
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 02:23 PM IST

Gita Govinda goes global, again

Gita Govinda Global Tour by Lucknow-born Kathak dancer Pali Chandra highlights modern day relevance of the 12th century Sanskrit epic by poet Jayadeva.

Gita Govinda Global Tour by Lucknow-born Kathak dancer Pali Chandra aims at highlighting the modern day relevance of the Sanskrit epic by the 12th century poet Jayadeva
Published on Mar 17, 2024 05:14 PM IST
By, Delhi

70th National Film Awards slammed for ignoring contributions to sound recording

Sound craft fraternity slams revamp of National Film Awards with only sound designer eligible for the honour and no place for recording, mixing contributions.

Four-time National Award-winning sound designer Bishwadeep Chatterjee advocates two sound prizes, for Best Sound Design and Best Sound Mixing, with cash prize of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>200,000 each.
Published on Feb 25, 2024 11:00 AM IST

Hollywood helps the Taliban's transition from militia to military regime

A new documentary by Egyptian filmmaker Ibrahim Nash'at shows the making of the Taliban air force from vestiges of US occupation.

The film documents the Taliban's transition from militia to military regime.
Published on Jan 13, 2024 02:35 PM IST

Art becomes life in Palestinian film about the hunted and a hostage

Palestinian-British director Farah Nabulsi is winning audiences and awards with her debut feature film shot in West Bank before Israel-Hamas war.

 Palestinian-British director Farah Nabulsi, whose debut feature film, The Teacher, is winning awards at festivals in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Published on Dec 17, 2023 10:23 AM IST

Film fraternity demands 'sound check' of National Awards

Experts seek uniformity with major international awards to end constant controversies and court cases surrounding sound categories.

 Resul Pookutty (centre), who won the Oscar award for sound mixing for Slumdog Millionaire in 2009, says changes are required in National Awards sound categories
Published on Nov 18, 2023 01:35 PM IST

India embarks on a reverse exploration of Europe to learn unknown history

17th century Dutch manuscripts lying untouched in a Hague archive could rewrite the medieval history of Kerala.

Cosmos Malabaricus, a seven-year-long collaborative project between Leiden University (above), National Archives of the Netherlands and Kerala Council for Historical Research, aims to explore medieval Dutch manuscripts from Kerala(Courtesy of Leiden University, the Netherlands)
Published on Nov 12, 2023 12:06 PM IST
By, Delhi

Chonta DJ; riding the third wave in Latin American music

Alejandra Gomez aka DJ Chonta, who played at the Jodhpur RIFF, talks about her music management company and future collaborations with Rajasthani folk musicians

Alejandra Gomez, also known as ChontaDJ, performing at the Jodhpur RIFF roots music festival last month. (Jodhpur RIFF)
Published on Nov 08, 2023 10:09 PM IST

Rare works on Sree Narayana Guru to get a digital home

Archive hunters discover treasure trove of rare documents on Sree Narayana Guru showing how social reformer rewrote caste equations in early 20th century Kerala

Sree Narayana Guru.
Updated on Oct 22, 2023 11:34 AM IST
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