Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Israeli film Hayuta and Berl will open the 11th Pune International Film Festival 2013

This festival's 11th edition will run from January 10-17, 2013 with  nine sections: International Competition, Marathi Competition, Student Competition (live action and animation), Global Cinema, Country Focus, Retrospective, Tribute, Indian Cinema and Regional Cinema.
Israeli film Hayuta and Berl by Amir Manor will open the festival on 10th January. Hayuta and Berl depicts an elderly couple and the troubles they have adjusting to the social and economic changes surrounding them. One painful night, they decide to put an end to their physical and spiritual suffering .The awards would be for the Best Film, Best Director and Government of Maharashtra “Sant Tukaram” Best International Marathi Film Award.  The Marathi films in competition will vie for the Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography Awards. The Student Competition will also have a Special Award and a cash prize.
Eighty films from more than 50 countries will be screened under the Global Cinema section. This edition's countries in focus areHungary and South Korea . The Films of Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, French director Claude Chabrol, Indian music director Vasant Desai and Indian actress Smita Patil will form the retrospective section.The following films will be screened in the respective sections.
Marathi Competition
Tukaram by Chandrakant Kulkarni
Pune 52 by Nikhil Mahajan
What’s Your Religion? by Satish Manwar
Samhita by Sumitra Bhave
Anumati by Gajendra Ahire
BP Balak Palak by Ravi Jadhav
Kaksparsh by Mahesh Manjrekar
 World Competition
White Lions / Beli Lavovi by Lazar Ristovski (Serbia)
The Last Step / Pele Akher by Ali Mosaffa (Iran)
The Tortoise, an incarnation / Kurmavatara by Girish Kasaravalli (India)
The Delay / La Demora by Rodrigo Pla (Uruguay – Mexico – France)
Rose / Roza by Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland)
The Towrope / La Sirga by Vega William (Columbia – France – Mexico)
The Parade / Parade by Srdjan Dragojevic (Serbia – Slovenia – Croatia – Montenegro – Macedonia)
Barbara by Christian Petzold (Germany)
80 Million / 80 Milionow by Waldemar Krzystek (Poland)
Hella W by Juha Wuolijoki (Finland – Estonia)
Frozen Silence / Silencio en la nieve by Gerardo Herrero (Spain – Lithuania)
Araf – Somewhere in Between by Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey – France – Germany)
The Fifth Season of the Year / Piata Pora Roku by Jerzy Domaradzki (Poland)
 Student Competition (Live Action)
Allah is Great (India)
Back Against The Wall (Belgium)
Last Calls (Israel)
My Father is Bjorn Borg (Spain)
Reaching Out To Mama (Russia)
Shoot the Moon (USA)
Silent River (Romania)
The Genius from Quintino (Portugal)
The Greyhounds (Spain)
The Minutes, The Hours (Cuba)
Bawdi (India)
 Student Competition (Animation)
Abuelas (UK)
Chocolate Bacon (USA)
Contre Temps (France)
Flippin the Bird (Dublin, Ireland)
Friendsheep (Spain)
Howl (Israel)
In Between (France)
Kachho Gadulo (India)
Masquerade (USA)
Mirage (India)
Strings (Israel)
The Renter (USA)

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