Tuesday, November 12, 2019

MeeraSahib Online: Lifetime Achievement Award of 24th IFFK 2019 goes...

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Lifetime Achievement Award of 24th IFFK 2019 goes...
: Lifetime Achievement Award of 24th IFFK 2019 goes to Fernando Solanas, avant-garde, anti-colonial filmmaker from  Argentina. Fe...
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Lifetime Achievement Award of 24th IFFK 2019 goes to Fernando Solanas, avant-garde, anti-colonial filmmaker from Argentina.


Fernando Solanas, the Argentine filmmaker and a pioneer of the Third Cinema movement, will be presented the lifetime achievement award at the 24th edition of IFFK.The award carries a purse of Rs5 lakh. Five films by Solanas, which chronicle the resistance against neo-colonialism in Latin America, will be screened .
Fernando “Pino” Solanas is, on the strength of the film La hora de los hornos (The Hour of the Ovens, 1968) and the accompanying manifesto “Hacia un tercer cine” (“Towards a Third Cinema”), the Latin American filmmaker most recognized by the world cinephile. Made in collaboration with Octavio Getino, these works provided a model and theoretical foundation for a formally avant-garde anti-colonial cinema, but through five decades of exiles and returns Solanas has produced a varied body of work, the quality, and importance of which is recognized both in his home country of Argentina and internationally, with films such as Sur (The South, 1988), for which he was awarded the best director prize at Cannes, and Memoria del saqueo (Social Genocide, 2004), his return to militant documentary filmmaking that provided a gripping account of the political situation in his home country. Solanas films focus on the political and contemporary history of his country.
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Solanas films focus on politics and the contemporary history of his country. Born on February 16, 1936, in Olivos, Buenos Aires, Solanas received his training in theater at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art and then went into the film in 1962. While working as a cartoon scriptwriter, he filmed his first short movies, Seguir andando (1962; Continue Walking) and Reflexión ciudadana (1963; Citizen Reflection). He also had great success in composing music for advertising jingles and founded a production company. In 1966, along with Octavio Getino, he began production on the film La hora de los hornos: Notas y testimonios sobre el neocolonialism, la violencia y la liberación (The Hour of the Furnaces,1968), which was filmed in secret because of the political situation in Argentina at the time. He worked for more than two years filming, in 16mm and without sound, this key work of liberation film, which was acclaimed for both its formal freedom and its political content. After completion of this film, he formed, along with Gerardo Vallejo, Octavio Getino, and Edgardo Pallero, the Liberation Film Group, which prepared a manifesto entitled Hacia un tercer cine (Toward a Third Cinema), which analyzed the relationships between film and politics. The group produced two documentaries on the life and political career of Juan Domingo Perón: Perón: Actualización política y doctrinaria para la toma del poder (1971; Perón: Political and Doctrine Update for the Taking of the Power) and Perón: La Revolución justicialista (1971)...
                            

Monday, November 11, 2019

MeeraSahib Online: 50th IFFI 2019 -Specially curated section will sho...

MeeraSahib Online: 50th IFFI 2019 -Specially curated section will sho...: International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will witness a specially curated section which pays tribute to the lost form of sile...

MeeraSahib Online: MeeraSahib Online: 24th IFFK 2019 -Online delegate...

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50th IFFI 2019 -Specially curated section will showcase films of three master filmmakers from the silent era.



International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will witness a specially curated section which pays tribute to the lost form of silent film viewing. Three classics by three master filmmakers viz, Battleship Potemkin by Russian master filmmaker and pioneer of montage editing Sergei M. Eisenstein, Pandora’s Box by German Expressionist Master G.W. Pabst and master of suspense and British filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail will be showcased. The films will be accompanied by master pianist Jonathan Lindsay Best from the United Kingdom who will be performing live during the screenings of these movies at IFFI. The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 will witness around 200 best films  from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in Indian Panorama section and more than 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition.
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MeeraSahib Online: 24th IFFK 2019 -Online delegate registration begin...

MeeraSahib Online: 24th IFFK 2019 -Online delegate registration begin...: The online delegate registration for the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will commence on Tuesday, the 12 th  of No...

MeeraSahib Online: 24th IFFK 2019 -Online delegate registration begin...

MeeraSahib Online: 24th IFFK 2019 -Online delegate registration begin...: The online delegate registration for the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will commence on Tuesday, the 12 th  of No...