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

    The Gigging Life in Rural France 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 designated...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Homi Adajania

    Close up: Homi Adajania

    Homi Adajania cannot be slotted as a filmmaker. He’s made an off-kilter thriller as well as a regular romcom. Spoke to the filmmaker about his dichotomous filmography and directorial choices. Your collaboration with Finding Fanny’s co-writer, Kersi Khambatta, borders on the novelistic: you first write a story, which he...
  • A death in the Gunj

    A Death in the Gunj

    An ancient Anglo-Indian gunj. Family get-together. Human relationships. Death. Starring: Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey… Cinematography: Sirsha Ray Story: Mukul Sharma Screenplay & direction: Konkona Sen Sharma Language: English/Bengali India release date: June 2, 2017 Genre: Drama – thriller Duration: 1 hour 50 mins     There’s just one thing wrong with...