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The Bear Comes Home

Fresh from their success at Berlinale, Indian filmmakers will talk about their European foray.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: April 24, 2014 12:35:52 am
kid-main A still from the Marathi film Killa.

It was a good year for Indian shorts, features and documentaries with a record number being selected for the Berlin Film Festival. The prestigious festival, also known as Berlinale, which was held in February this year, saw 12 Indian films selected under different categories. Introducing these award-winning films and filmmakers, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, will host a discussion titled “India@Berlinale” at its Galerie Max Mueller at 6.30 pm on April 25. The participants will share their experiences at Berlinale and ideas about Indian cinema. Short clips from the selected films will also be shown during the event.

The session — moderated by Berlin Film Festival’s India Consultant Meenakshi Shedde — will include short clips from the selected films and a discussion with the filmmakers. Speaking at the event will be Avinash Arun, director of Marathi film Killa, winner of the Crystal Bear for the Best Film in the Children’s Jury; Pushpendra Singh, director of Lajwanti selected under the Forum section; Kush Badhwar director of Blood Earth that featured in the Forum Expanded section; producers of Killa, Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2, Alan McAlex and Sanjay Shah of Miss Lovely.

Jessica Sadana and Samarth Dixit, co-directors of the film Prabhat Pheri, selected for the Forum Section, as well as film critic Rajeev Masand, will take part in the event which is open to all.

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