2 Indian films & Mani Kaul tribute at 68th Venice Film Festival

Posted: July 28, 2011 by moifightclub in cinema, Film Festival, News
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Venice Film Festival has announced its line-up for this year. The festival will take place from August 31-September 10, 2011.

Two Indian films have been selected for the Orizzonti section of the festival, which is presented as an exploration of the modes of contemporary cinema. According to official release, in open dialogue with the films of the main competition, Orizzonti questions reality, forms and representations. It seeks to unbalance the status of images, it tears open perception and meaning and allows us to perceive new directions.

The two Indian films are Amit Dutta’s Sonchidi and Gurvinder Singh’s debut film Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan (Alms of the Blind Horse).

Film : Sonchidi. Director : Amit Dutta.  Cast : Nitin Goel, Gagan Singh Sethi. Duration : 55’

Film : Anhey ghorhey da daan (Alms of the Blind Horse) Director :  Gurvinder Singh. Cast : Mal Singh, Samuel John, Serbjeet Kaur, Dharminder Kaur. Duration : 112’

Dutta seems to be a Venice veteran now as two of his earlier films  also premiered  at the festival. And with such a unqiue and strong voice, he is easily on the best filmmaker of this country that most people are not aware of.

If you have any more info on the films (stills, poster, synopsis, trailer), do let us know. Click here to read more about Gurvinder’s film.

The festival will also screen Mani Kaul’s Duvidha as a tribute to the filmmaker. The film will be screened in Out Of Competition section which screens important works by directors already established in previous editions of the Festival.

MANI KAUL – DUVIDHA [MANI KAUL (25.12.1944-6.7.2011)]

India, 82′

Ravi Menon, Raeesa Padamsi


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