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Trinh Minh Ha at Imagineindia 2020

The radical filmmaker, teacher at Berkeley and writer talks essentialism in identity politics and why her films are neither documentary nor fiction.

Trinh T. Minh-ha’s first film, Reassemblage (1982), is in some sense a work of ethnographic cinema. Shot in Senegal, it is filled with scenes of daily life, especially of village women. Continue reading Trinh Minh Ha at Imagineindia 2020

Season’s Greetings of Ram Kamal Mukherjee to be premiered at Imagineindia

Filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s second venture A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings will have world wide premiere on Zee 5 this winter.

After the success of Cakewalk, author turned director Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s second feature A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings will have world wide premiere on Zee 5, India’s leading digital platform. The 47 minute Hindi feature marks the comeback of Bollywood star Celina Jaitly Haag post marriage and motherhood. The film also stars theatre thespian Lillette Dubey and debutant Azhar Khan in the lead. This film also marks the debut of Bollywood’s first transgender actor Shree Ghatak in a pivotal role. Continue reading Season’s Greetings of Ram Kamal Mukherjee to be premiered at Imagineindia

Interview with Ram Kamal Mukherjee

Tell us what inspired you to take that step into journalism. My father, Jaydeb Mukherjee was instrumental in guiding me. He realised that I liked writing, and…

Tell us what inspired you to take that step into journalism.

My father, Jaydeb Mukherjee was instrumental in guiding me. He realised that I liked writing, and I always preferred Shakespeare more than Newton in my school days! I guess the germ was already created; it needed the right soil to bloom. Continue reading Interview with Ram Kamal Mukherjee

Mehdi Rahmani, Jury member at Imagineindia 2020

Mehdi Rahmani will be Jury Member at the 19th edition of Imagineindia International Film Festival to take place in Madrid on 17 – 31 May 2020.

The Iranian director and producer was born in 1979. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Iranian Cinema and Broadcasting university-Tehran as a director and made 18 short films and documentaries. Continue reading Mehdi Rahmani, Jury member at Imagineindia 2020

Mahtab Keramati, jury president at Imagineindia 2020

Mahtab Keramati will be the Jury President of the 19th edition of Imagineindia  to  take place in Madrid, May 17-31, 2020.

Born on October 17, 1970 in Tehran, Iran, in 2006 she was appointed UNICEF National Ambassador in Iran.

She was taking acting courses when she was cast for the role of Helen in The Men of Angelos, which earned her national recognition.  She later appeared in films such as Mummy III and Rain Man, for which she was nominated for the Fajr Crystal Simorgh International Film Festival.  She then appeared in dramas such as Saint Mary and Crimson Soil and the films Hell, Purgatory, Heaven, There are things you don’t know, Alzheimer’s and the private life of Mr. and Mrs. M ..   She won a Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress in a supporting role for Twenty In 2015, winner of the Award for Best Actress International Imagineindia Film Festival.

Keramati won the Best Actress Award at Imagineindia for her performance in “Ghosts” by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui.

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Mahtab Keramati

 

Interview of G.García Márquez to Akira Kurosawa

In October 1990, in Tokyo, while Kurosawa was still filming his penultimate film, Rhapsody in August (Hachi-gatsu no kyōshikyoku, 1991), writer and director met to discuss the differences between literary and cinematographic language, and the difficulties of the adaptation of the first to the second.  On the occasion of the central topic of Rhapsody in August, they addressed the physical, spiritual and historical consequences of the Nagasaki nuclear bombing in 1945 and the reaction of the perpetrator, the United States: the establishment of a machinery of oblivion in Japan, under its auspices, in place of acceptance of his crime and publicly apologize; they also delved into the conditions of happiness, the limits of man, and, of course, the implications of this in art. It is a friendly duel between two of the sharpest and most passionate minds of his time, showing a deep concern to leave, through his work, a positive legacy for humanity.  This is a part of the interview. Continue reading Interview of G.García Márquez to Akira Kurosawa

Press release/Presentation of Imagineindia 2019

IMAGINEINDIA CELEBRATES ITS 18TH EDITION, SHOWING MORE THAN 80 MOVIES.

–  The festival will give the Lifetime Achievement Award to the indian director Buddhadeb Dasgupta.

–  It will take place in Madrid from 17 to 31 May 2019.

The 18th edition of Imagineindia International Film Festival will take place in Madrid from 17 to 31 May.  81 films, 5 venues, 18 international juries and 15 international guests in this festival, which has already become a classic among film festivals.  This year Imagineindia pays homage to the Indian director Buddhadeb Dasgupta with Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue reading Press release/Presentation of Imagineindia 2019

Programme.

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Tuesday  17 March
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Murghab (Daler Kaziev, Martin Saxer, Marlen Elders)  Germany

Driving Lessons (Marziyeh Riahi) Iran

Monday  23 March
19.00 h

Precious (Irfan Avdic) Bosnia Herzegovina

Motherhood (Kirti Singh) India

Monday  30 March
19.00 h

Echilibru (Eve Cerubini, Victor Jullien, Jerome Fatalot) France

Bagatelle (Daniel Levin) Russia, USA

 

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Monday  3 February 2020
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The way (Oleshya Shigina/ Veronica Ponomareva)  Russia

Monday  10 February 2020
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A Silent Way (Manju Borah)  India

Monday  24 February 2020
19.00 h

Asfixia (Kenya Márquez)  Mexico

Filmoteca de Cataluña
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Saturday 1 September
21.30 h

Lal Darja

Sunday 2 September
19.30 h

Manda Meyer Upakhyan

Tuesday 4 September
21.30 h

Swapner Din

Wednesday 5 September
21.30 h

Ami, Yasin Ar Amar Madhubala

Thursday 6 September
18.30 h

Kalpurush

Friday 7 September
21.30 h

Janala

 

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Saturday 22 September
20.00 h

Out of Frame (Wai Lun Kwok)  Hong Kong

Saturday 29 September
20.00 h

Bomba (Ralston Jover)  Philippines

Saturday 6 October
20.00 h

Highway 318 (Yunxing Nie)  China

Saturday 13 October
20.00 h

Blockage (Mohsen Gharaei)  Iran

Saturday 20 October
20.00 h

King of Peking (Sam Voutas)  Australia

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Monday 3 September
19.00 h

Mousse (John Hellberg)  Sweden

Szamota’s Mistress (Adam Uryniak)  Poland

Monday 17 September
19.00 h

King of Peking (Sam Voutas)  China / Australia

Closing Gala Imagineindia 2018

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On May 31, Thursday, 7:00 pm, took place the Closing Gala of the 17th edition of the Imagineindia International Film Festival. With the presence of directors, international producers: Bauddhayan Mukherji (India) Director, Airat Iamilov (Russia) Director of photography, Delphine Montaigne (France) Actress, Yunxing Nie (China) Director, Sun Yun (China) Producer, Tzahi Grad (Israel) Director, producer.

The Gala was presented by the actor Sergio Pazos and actress Yolanda Font.

The Awards were given by Spanish cinema personalities like : Pedro Hernández (Producer of Magical Girl), Ángela Molina (Actress), Innocence (Singer), Azucena de la Fuente (Actress), Alba Ferrara (Actress), Lola Forner (Actress), José Marzilli (Representative of Javier Bardem), David Marqués (Scriptwriter of Campeones), Paola García San Juan (Director), Pedro Mari Sánchez (Actor), Félix Sabroso (Director) or authorities : Hagit Mualem (Embassy of Israel), Jeeva Maria Roy (Embassy of India) among others.