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Presentation of Imagineindia 2016 at Barceló the travel brand Xperience

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THE BEST FILMS OF  IMAGINEINDIA AT B the travel brand Xperience

Imagineindia International Film Festival, already in its 15th Edition, presents at the headquarters of Barceló the travel brand Xperience the best films that have shown at the festival and few premieres. IMAGINEINDIA is one of the few film festivals in Madrid where you can see the best recent films of the international scene.  These projections are a prelude to the festival which starts on 17 may, and will display the best films of previous editions and some surprises of this year. The festival, supported by the great actors like Gran Wyoming, Hugo Silva, Javier Gutiérrez or Angela Molina, proposes stories that will not leave you indifferent. As far as Calcutta, Ervil, or Kazakhstan, their films will fill our screens with color at B travel brand Xperience. Hope you enjoy it!

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4 APRIL (19.30)
NABALOK                                                                                                                                 Director: Bauddhayan Mukherji
India. 2014. 51 min.                                                                                                                    Spread over 34 years of the Bengali life, Nabalok (The Innocent) the first piece of Teenkahon explores a transgressive facet of a relationship that exceeds the norms of social acceptability.

Written by Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, the film is the story of an 8-year-old boy’s emotional attachment and obsession with a newly married girl in the village. A relationship that stirs up a hornet’s nest, opens a can of worms and peers into the frailties of human relationships through a tragicomical glass.

Director : John Hellberg
Sweden. 2013. 35 min.                                                                                                          What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?

11 APRIL (19.30)
Director : Umesh Aggarwal
India. 2014. 60 min. Biography                                                                                       Allah-Rakha Rahman has the honour of single-handedly catapulting Indian Film Music on to the world stage.
Considered one of the world’s most influential people by Time Magazine, his prolific body of work, over 120 film scores worldwide– at last count – in a career spanning two decades, makes him one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists. The Film explores the evolution of his style of music – a fusion of Eastern sensibilities and Western technology. Through various turning points in his life and significant milestones, the Film celebrates an Indian icon who is no less than a global phenomenon.
Spanning across Los Angeles, London, Chennai and Bombay, the Film brings to its viewers, a hitherto unseen and unheard narrative of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known.

Director : Ayan Banerjee
India. 2015. 14 min.                                                                                                                  What is that one thing we cannot live without? Even before we open our eyes in the morning, and not until we close them after a long tiring day. Or probably even after that. In our dreams and nightmares…what is that one thing we cannot afford to lose?

18 APRIL (19.30)
Director : Zhasulan Poshanov
Kazakhstan. 2015. 60 min                                                                                                           Rauan works at a parking lot in a prestigious residential area. Aidar passes him daily in his luxurious car. The auto belongs to his father, who works in the oil business. Rauan and Aidar are both determined to build their own lives themselves. They live in the same city, their paths cross in the same yard, but there is an abyss between them. They are separated by a toll-bar between wealth and poverty. One day Aidar and Rauan will clash and their worlds will clash. What will the results be..?

Directors : Caye Casas / Albert Pintó
Spain. 2014. 15 min                                                                                                                       NOTHING Co. is a tale, almost a caricature, about those jobs we hate but we have to keep because of economic reasons: even if the time is gold, money always wins.

25 APRIL (19.30)
Director : Camille Ponsin
France. 2012. 73 min                                                                                                                      Sanjay is a gypsy from Rajasthan. He’s 22, has a lady-killer smile and an overwhelming energy. He lives in a tent with his parents on a Delhi’s street camp. The father is a blacksmith, the mother sells the tools he makes. Sanjay is a teacher in a slum school. But his dream is to be a model and an actor. He goes and tries his luck in Bollywood, being coached by Nasser Abdullah, a supporting role actor.

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Director : Victor Ribeiro
Brasil. 2015. 7 min.                                                                                                                             Regina Bastos lives on a desert island. Her life has become quiet and lonely since the departure of her great love Beto Bruel. For over twenty years Regina will go to the beach every afternoon looking at the sea waiting for him to bring her love back.

3 MAY (19.30)

Ankhon Dekhi
Rajat Kapoor
India. 105 min. 2013

With the presentation of the writer OLGA CASADO .

Ankhon Dekhi centers around Raje Bauji, played by Sanjay Mishra who, after a dramatic incident, decides that he will only believe what he sees with his eyes

9 MAY (19.30)
Shivajee Chandrabhusan
India. 103 min. 2007
This is a touching and somber journey of Lasya, who lives with her father Karma and younger brother Chomo in a remote village in the Himalayas. Pristine snow capped mountains surround their tiny hamlet and barren harsh land stretches for miles into nowhere. One day the army moves in, settles a hundred yards across their doorstep. The last bit of comfort the family draws from their familiar surroundings changes into a harsh ceaseless irreversible conflict. The film depicts the life of this family whose dream like existence is interrupted by inevitable odds, one after the other.         

Homage to Suchitra Sen at Imagineindia 2016


SAAT PAKE BANDHA  (Ajoy Kar)                                                                             SAPTAPADI   (Ajoy Kar)                                                                                                 UTTAR FALGUNI  (Asit Sen)                                                                                       MUSAFIR  (Hrishikesh Mukherjee)

For the first time in Europe Imagineindia 2016 will hold a retrospective of the bengali actress Suchitra Sen paying this way homage to this great actress.

Suchitra Sen was an Indian film actress who worked in Bengali and Hindi cinema. The movies in which she was paired opposite Uttam Kumar became classics in the history of Bengali Cinema.

Suchitra Sen was the first Bengali actress to receive an award at an international film festival when, at the 1963 Moscow International Film Festival, she won the Silver Prize for Best Actress for Saat Paake Bandha. In 1972, she was awarded the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards in India. From 1979 on, she retreated from public life and shunned all forms of public contact; for this she is often compared to Greta Garbo. In 2005, she refused the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest cinematic award in India, to stay out of the public eye. In 2012, she was conferred the West Bengal Government’s highest honour: Banga Bibhushan.

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Imagineindia films at Filmoteca de Catalonia. Miklós Jancsó

Imagineindia will show 4 films of the hungarian director Miklós Jancsó at Filmoteca de Catalonia (Barcelona). At the same time Imagineindia continues with the screenings of the Retrospective of  Dariush Mehrjui at Cines Girona, Barcelona. Every saturday at 20.00 h.

Schedule of filmos of Miklos Jancsó :
SZEGÉNYLEGÉNYEK (The round up)                                                                       7  & 12  july, 21.30 h 

CSILLAGOSOK, KATONÁK (The red and the white)                                      5  july , 16.30 h.                                                                                                                     22  july , 20.00 h.

CSEND ÉS KIÁLTÁS (Silence and cry)                                                                         3  july, 19.00 h.                                                                                                                         8  july, 20.00h.

FÉNYES SZELEK (The confrontation)                                                                           4  july, 19.00h.                                                                                                                         9  july,  21.30h.

Awards 2015

On Sunday,  31st May, came to its conclusion the 14th edition of Imagineindia International Film Festival with the presentation of  the awards,  words of the guests and the screening of the film Jai Ho, a biography on the Oscar-winning Indian musician A.R.Rahman. The final act of the festival took place at Filmoteca Española  with the assistance of numerous personalities of  Spanish cinema.

During 16 days the festival has shown 41 works from 11 countries, in five venues,  with almost all the sessions sold out.  A huge success. People still flocking to the venues when the price is affordable.

The Gala was attended by of JoseMi Carmona,  Elena Ballesteros, Sara Casasnovas, Yolanda Font, Marimar Laveda (Qatar Airways), Mayte Ariza (Coach of Rossy de Palma), Marta Gómez, Pilar Torre (MCU), István Benyhe (Embassy of Hungary), Alicia Lledó (Kamala productions), Luis Miguel (Pulsonic),  among others.

Pilar Sánchez,  Sara Casasnovas and Yolanda Font announced the awards.

Imagineindia will return next year on the same dates with new films and new stars and secured emotions.

See you back at the 15th edition!

These are the films awarded at Imagineindia 2015 :

BEST  FILM  :   PIED  PIPER  (Vivek Budakoti)  India

BEST  DIRECTOR  :   SHRIHARI  SATHE  (A note of 1000)  India

BEST  ACTRESS  :  MAHTAB  KERAMATI  (Ashbah, Dariush Mehrjui)  Iran.

BEST  ACTOR  :  RITWIK  CHAKRABORTY  (Are you ok Anubrata?) Partha Sen. India.

BEST  SHORT FILM  :  BINETSU (Masato Ozawa) Japan


NABALOK  (Bauddhayan Mukherji)  India

I AM STILL  (Javier Corcuera)  Spain