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Italian cinema icon Gina Lollobrigida dies

Italian silver screen icon Gina Lollobrigida has died, leaving a memorable legacy behind which marked the golden era in European cinema.

28th KIFF: Spanish film Upon Entry, Bangladesh's Kura Pokkhir Shunye Ura bag top awards

Kolkata/IBNS: Spanish film directed by filmmaker duo Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastian Vasquez, Upon Entry, and Muhammad Quayum directorial Bangladeshi film Kura Pokkhir Shunye Ura (The Golden Wings of Watercocks) have jointly won the Best Film award for International competition on Innovation in Moving Images at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) on Thursday.

Last Film Show, RRR track Naatu Naatu make it to Oscars 2023 shortlist

In one step close to the Oscars glory, Gujarati film Chhello Show or Last Film Show and SS Rajamouli directorial RRR's popular track Naatu Naatu have been shortlisted in two separate categories for the coming year's Academy Awards.

Neeti Shastra screening at 28th KIFF: 'Singing will remain my first love,' says singer-turned actor Iman Chakraborty

National award winning singer Iman Chakraborty ventured into acting with filmmaker Arunava Khasnobis' Neeti Shastra, which is an anthology film where each story deals with the inner conflict of humans concerning justice, ethics and morality, especially with regard to death. As the film was screened at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh catches up with the singer-turned actor at West Bengal film centre Nandan...

Actor Amrita Chattopadhyay talks about Chabiwala in 28th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: Bengali actor Amrita Chattopadhyay starrer, Raja Ghosh directed Bengali film Chabiwala was screened at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) last week.

Shohorer Ushnotomo Dine reflects how Kolkata is ingrained in our lives: Vikram Chatterjee at 28th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: Bengali actors Vikram Chatterjee and Solanki Roy have featured in the Aritra Sen directorial Bengali film Shohorer Ushnotomo Dine, which was screened at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) in West Bengal film centre Nandan on Monday.

OTT is helping me immensely: Filmmaker Rima Das

Filmmaker Rima Das, whose Village Rockstars was India's official entry to the 91st Academy Awards, was in Kolkata for the premiere of her 2022 film Tora's Husband at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). IBNS-TWF correspondent Souvik Ghosh gets candid with the Assamese filmmaker who started her career as an actor but ended up telling indigenous stories from across the country...

Paoli Dam talks about 'women's financial independence' at Chhaad screening in 28th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: Indian actor Paoli Dam was present at West Bengal film centre Nandan for the screening of her Bengali feature film Chhaad at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) on Monday.

'I take time to liberate myself from my characters': 'Hawa' star Chanchal Chowdhury at 28th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: "I take time to liberate myself from my characters," says Bangladesh’s hugely popular actor Chanchal Chowdhury whose Bengali film Hawa was screened at a packed hall in the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) at Nandan in Kolkata on Friday.

'Hawa' will remain as an acting school for me: Bangladeshi actor Nazifa Tushi

Bangladeshi filmmaker Mejbaur Rahman Sumon’s critically acclaimed film “Hawa” is the country's submission to the Oscars amid reports that it is going to be released commercially in India. Bangladeshi actor Nazifa Tushi played the lead character Gulti in the film also starring the hugely popular Chanchal Chowdhury. The film about an all-men fishing trawler with a mysterious catch was screened with massive turnout in cinema halls in Kolkata in late October. Ahead of the film's screening in the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival, India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh catches up with Tushi

28th KIFF inauguration: Amitabh Bachchan speaks on 'civil liberties', 'freedom of expression'; SRK on 'social media'

Kolkata/IBNS: The 28th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) was on Thursday inaugurated at the Netaji Indoor Stadium on a large scale after the gala flagship event of the West Bengal government witnessed a low-key occasion for two years owing to Covid-19 pandemic.

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, SRK at gala KIFF 2022 inauguration today

Kolkata/IBNS: The customary grand inauguration of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) for the 28th year will be held in presence of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, veteran actor Jaya Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Thursday evening.

28th KIFF: All you need to know about this year's festival

Kolkata/IBNS: The Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will be held for the second time in the same year (2022) from Dec 15 to Dec 22 with its bouquet of events, awards and a gala inauguration ceremony.

Pakistan: Censor board bans Oscar contender Joyland over 'objectionable material', celebrities demand release

Islamabad: Pakistani movie Joyland, which has been selected for the Oscars and hailed for its storyline centering around a transgender love affair, has been banned by the country's censor board, media reports said on Monday.

Kapil Sharma is just a natural person, was attracted by his honesty: Nandita Das on Zwigato casting

'Zwigato', written, directed, and produced by Nandita Das in India, reflects on the sociopolitical situation of the gig economy, hollow incentives, and workers' rights by focusing on the trials and tribulations of a food-app delivery driver (played by Indian comedian Kapil Sharma).  Before the movie 'Zwigato' was world premiered at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, IBNS-TWF Correspondent Asha Bajaj caught up with both Nandita Das and Kapil Sharma on the Red Carpet at TIFF Lightbox