Krishnendu Kalesh’s debut feature film Prappeda, which premiered at Rotterdam, screened at IFFK, and won the special award for promising debut in direction at this year’s Kerala State Film Awards, leaves you with questions.
More than Malayalam mainstream, it is the indies — such as these three films, which won top creative prize at the 52nd Kerala State Film Awards — that are proof of what Anurag Kashyap said at the 26th IFFK about Malayalam cinema chronicling the times, unlike Hindi films
Among a crop of new and young directors meditating on death, in all its manifestations and ramifications, in their films at the Cannes Film Festival, are two classics resurrected from the dead, the freshly restored G Aravindan’s 'Thamp' (1978) and Satyajit Ray’s 'Pratidwandi' (1970)
Dostojee, set in rural Bengal, has won the children's award CIFEJ Prize while OUATIC, a slice of urban Bengal, was awarded the Grand Jury Award at IFFLA, Los Angeles, and the Circle Award at Filmfest DC, Washington DC
Khabar Lahariya's statement, which comes a week ahead of the 94th Academy Awards, says the film “eclipses” their work of over 20 years and captures only a part of their story — “and part stories have a way of distorting the whole sometimes”.
Bengaluru’s loss is Kerala’s gain, as Pedro, Barah by Barah, and Koli Taal are headed to film festivals in Kerala this month. With no big theatres, producers, OTTs eager to bet on them, for independent filmmakers, only festivals help them reach an audience.
After Delhi Crime, Sharma and Apoorva Bakshi unite on a documentary, Womb: Women of My Billion, to record Srishti Bakshi’s CrossBow Miles movement, a Kanyakumari to Srinagar walk, listening in to stories of gender-based violence.
More than 15 independent filmmakers, from among the 30-plus selected for this year’s now-cancelled Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, have written an open letter, disappointed with MAMI’s decision to cancel physical screenings. What are their concerns?
Pawo Choyning Dorji, the India-born Bhutanese filmmaker whose directorial debut 'Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom' is Bhutan’s first ever Oscar nomination, on India’s role in his life, making a film against all odds and the responsibility of a filmmaker
Oscars nominations 2022: ‘Writing with Fire’ is the first all-India independent production to make it to the final nomination in this category. In December, it had made it to the Oscars shortlist — among 15 films from a pool of 138.
The only Indian film at the Sundance Film Festival, that's won the top prize in World Cinema Documentary Competition, pits Delhi's toxic air against two brothers who give their all to make black kites fly