The Toronto issue of Film India Worldwide is now out! Order your copy now!
This issue highlights the India-related films being screened at Toronto and goes on to cover over 60 films that are new and/or in the final stages of production.
India at Toronto
There are three films that spring properly from India, two of them remarkable debuts, each in a different genre, each one a remarkable evidence of the growing variegation of the country’s cinema bouquet.
Suseendran’s Azhagarsamy’s Horse (Tamil) - Contemporary World Cinema
Pankaj Kapur’s Mausam (Hindi) – Debut - Special Presentations
Ribhu Dasgupta’s Michael (Hindi) – Debut - Contemporary World Cinema
Then, there are co-productions or films from countries linked closely with India, as many as six of them.
Robert Lieberman’s Breakaway (Canada-India) –English - Special Presentations
Vimukthi Jayasundara’s Chatrak (France-India) - Bengali Contemporary World Cinema
Avie Luthra’s Lucky (South Africa) English, Hindi - Visions
Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna (UK) English, Hindi - Special Presentations
Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film: An Odyssey (UK) - Real to Reel
D J Parmar’s Afternoon Tea English, Short Cuts, Canada
This issue reports on them all. So far, “Indian diaspora” has meant Indians going west. Now the term may have to include the west coming to India.
This issue also covers amazing new offerings from India’s many language regions and debut film-makers, also from Bollywood and short and documentary film makers. It also lists Indian films selected for recent major festivals, including the upcoming Busan, window to the East, and the Indian script writers who received hands-on grooming at workshops held at Locarno and Venice (with the help of India’s National Film Development Corporation).
“From Afar” notes the work and increase in number of filmmakers of Indian origin who are inspired by the remembered sights and sounds of India.
New writing on Indian cinema continues unabated and is listed in “Cinema Read.” Bollywood is covered by Delhi film writer Saibal Chatterjee. Two young film aspirants record their experience in pitching for a film and all they learned at international workshops.
Indian cinema expresses itself globally ever more and more, in many
different ways. Read about it in the Toronto issue of Film India Worldwide.