Posts Tagged ‘Masterclass’


Legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle is at Mumbai Film Festival this year. He screened his film Hong Kong Trilogy, and did a Masterclass as well.

Doyle is a complete performing artiste. And it’s great fun to watch him talk. As expected, he was in his true colours in both the Q and A, and the Masterclass. In his session, he showed clips and videos while he talked about his art, craft, life, and inspiration. As the security guys at the theatre kept panicking, Doyle didn’t give a fuck (with liberal use of the word in every second sentence) as he kept guzzling his beer.

Here are some of the interesting quotes from his Masterclass. The tweets are embedded, you don’t need to click the links. Just wait and let them load to see the text, or refresh.

(DivingBATB – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly. Blue is Derek Jarman’s film. HPotter – Harry Potter. WKW – Wong Kar-wai)

And here are some quotes from his post-screening Q and A of Hong Kong Trilogy.


Drishyam Films is organising The Masters, a monthly series of exclusive learning sessions with India’s finest cinematic talents.

Kickstarting this series will be a screening of Sriram Raghvan’s film Raman Raghav, followed by a master class with him. The film, at its first-ever public screening, will be introduced by filmmaker Atul Sabharwal, director (Aurangzeb, In Their Shoes), who will also be the moderator of the Q and A to be followed.

Raman Raghav is a two-part made-for-video series made by Raghavan in 1991. It is based on the successful investigations of the Stoneman murders that took place in the 1960s, drawing from official police case files. However, these films were never distributed and this will be their first theatrical outing, exclusive to early bird registrations.

– The event is free and open to all, based on a first-come-first serve basis.

– To register, do click here 

– The event will take place on October 21, 2015, 8 pm at PVR Andheri, Citimall.