21st KIFF: If music be the food of love, play onâ€¦..
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IBNS): The role of music in world cinema has not been explored as much as it ideally ought to have been. This comes across lucidly through some films screened as part of the 21st KIFF both in its negative and its powerful impacts. Let us take the powerful role music can play in a film. It can be the main protagonist of a film. It can be an agency, it can have curative and rehabilitative effects on disturbed and distraught minds. How aesthetically and socially music can be handled by a talented director is expressed in the Brazilian film The Violin Teacher directed by Sergio Machado screened in the Cinema International Section.
1st Chinese version of Big Brother shot in India
Mumbai, Sept 23 (IBNS): Big Brother, the famous international reality television franchise has a huge fan following across the globe. Till date the show has been produced in almost 48 countries. Now, Chinese viewers too, will get to enjoy this show as the first ever Chinese version of Big Brother titled as "Housemates, Let's Stay Together" has been recently shot at a former industrial factory on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Celebs pay tribute to B. B. King
Las Vegas, May 15 (IBNS): Celebrities joined to pay tribute to guitarist B. B. King who passed away in Las Vegas on Thursday.
IMI FC to showcase 'Is This World' in Kolkata
Kolkata,May 1 (IBNS): IMI Film Club will be hosting a special programme at ICCR in Kolkata where British docudrama Is This World directed by Michael Winterbottom in the year 2002 will be showcased on Sunday from 4pm.
London, Dec 22 (IBNS): English rock and blues singer Joe Cocker, who came to popularity in the 1960s passed away at the age of 70 on Monday,BBC reported.
IFFI: Wong Kar-Wai to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IBNS) One of the Hong Kong's most celebrated filmmakers Wong Kar-Wai will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45th edition of IFFI.
Threats, bans part of life of Iran filmmakers: Niki Karimi
Indian film buffs who are festival regulars are familiar with the name and face of the beautiful Niki Karimi. She is Iran's first star with a charisma of her own who has acted in off-mainstream films in Iran and graduated to film making alongside acting. She was present at the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). Several films featuring her in the lead and a couple of films she has directed were part of the festival. In a brief one-to-one, Niki opened up about her career as actress and as director in Iran.
UNICEF honours life, tireless work of Goodwill Ambassador Richard Attenborough
New York, Aug 26 (IBNS) With the passing of Lord Richard Attenborough, 'the world has lost not only a great voice, but a great soul', said United Nation Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Anthony Lake on Monday as the agency remembered the life of its Goodwill Ambassador who died on Sunday at the age of 90.
Actor-director Richard Attenborough passes away, fans mourn
London, Aug 25 (IBNS): British actor-director Richard Attenborough, who had directed the film 'Gandhi' , died on Sunday leaving his memorable works to the world which will be cherished by people for ages.
English comedian Rik Mayall passes away
London, June 9 (IBNS): English comedian, writer and actor Richard Michael, who was better known as Rik Mayall breathed his last on Monday.