June2017

  • Film appreciation

    FTII film appreciation courses in July

    Two film appreciation courses are being conducted by FTII-Pune, in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), in  July. One is a 5-day course, which would Include screening of film classics, both Indian and international, in Jaipur. The other is a 20 days...
  • Tubelight

    Tubelight

    Tubelight is the story of a man’s unshakable faith in himself and the love for his family.   Starring: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu Director: Kabir Khan Language: Hindi India release date: June 23 Genre: Adventure, drama, war. Duration: 2 hours 34 mins Budget: Supposedly, 100 crores      ...
  • Gigging

    The Gigging Life in Rural France—Part One

    The Gigging Life in Rural France—Part One I expect every area has its local circuit of regular gigs. There are always certain venues that feature in a band’s gigging diary. This would apply to any town or city and beyond them a wider rural area. A city often has...
  • Traveling Abroad

    Traveling abroad in Hindi films: The Nervousness of the Global Indian

    Hindi films about Indians traveling abroad have captured the imagination of the audience – if the successes of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and Queen (2014) are any indication. These films are targeted at metropolitan/ multiplex audiences, those likely to be more aligned with the global world than with...
  • Juhi Sharma

    Juhi Sharma crowdfunds for her film studies

    Girl from Chennai (formerly, Madras), India, needs to learn cinema. Previously, Juhi Sharma had shot some adverts, and a few docus for NGOs. She applies to a premier film school in the US. Gets admission. But she isn’t exactly from a rich background, and thus, doesn’t have sufficient cash for...
  • NFDC Film Bazaar

    Registration open—NFDC Film Bazaar at IFFI

    NFDC Film Bazaar Co-production Market 2017 This is a platform for curated projects with South Asian themes to find financial and artistic support. Every year, filmmakers with projects selected for the Market get numerous avenues to connect with Indian and international producers, distributors, sales agents and financiers active in the...
  • Captivity

    Captivity

    Some films, such as Captivity, are made for a singular, shocking purpose: to capitalize on a sick audience’s thirst for sensationalism and the gross spectacle of human blood and gore. They also reveal, as in this case, the deteriorated condition of its maker’s mind. The filmmaker, decaying in the...
  • Vol. II. Iss. VI.

    Vol. II. Iss. VI. Jun 2017

    Vol. II. Iss. VI. Cinematic Illusions A Community Journal Of Artists, By Artists, For Artists Vol. II. Iss. VI. June 01—30, 2017     Table of Contents Film review. Assamese film — The Pangti Story ……………………………………………………………………by Utpal Datta Film review. Hollywood film — Captivity …………………………………………………………………………………..by Dalton L Interview. Close up: Homi Adajania……………………………………………………………………………………..by Tanul...
  • Cannes Classics 2017

    Revisiting the Classics

    Since 2004, Cannes Film Festival under Artistic Delegate Thierry Frémaux has been showing old classics, restored, in the Bunuel theatre or on the official beach of the festival, Cinema de la Plage. Before this, old films were screened as a part of the themed retrospectives. The aim is to celebrate...
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