13. 10. 2017

RENU’s MUMBAI / रेणूजी की बम्बई

  Amrit Gangar    The title might sound as unpredictable as Renu Saluja’s ‘cuts’ in the films that she edited in her short but brilliant career in Mumbai. Renu Saluja (1952-2000) sailed across...

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30. 07. 2017

Creatures in Shards: Elem Klimov’s ‘Come and See’

  HUG “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, ‘Come and see.' And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name...

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18. 06. 2017


  Amrit Gangar Finding a form, a cinematographic Mandala! सिनेमॅटोग्राफिक मंडलः स्वरूप का निजी आत्मसात और निरंतर खोज़।   All of Ashish Avikunthak’s cinematographic work seems to be held by a common thread,by...

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24. 09. 2015

Infernal Encounters: Streets and Interpretation in Mrinal Sen’s Calcutta Trilogy

Somak Mukherjee   In the middle of 1971, when the city of Calcutta according to official figures were witnessing about 200 political killings a month, Mrinal Sen released Interview in some of the...

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28. 08. 2015

Nostalgia For The Light: The FTII Fiasco And A Cinema That Is Lost (1)

Parichay Patra   With the appointment of an obscure actor as the director of the most prestigious film school in India, an outrage engulfs social media and the said school erupts into a...

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30. 04. 2014


Ritwik Kumar Ghatak   Symbol—what we call prateek in Bangla.  The thing is the fruit of proliferating human thinking and meditation. These days, I feel, its behaviour and movements have also had an...

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30. 03. 2014

This Beautiful Parable of the May-Be Land

Prasanta Chakravarty     आँखों देखी—The film begins with flying and ends in flying. A man takes a leap off a cliff and piercing wind brushes against his face and lo, he is a...

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19. 01. 2014

The Diva & the Minister

  Prasanta Chakravarty It is indeed remarkable when a chief minister of a state gets a by-line in a leading newspaper, even if that is ghost written to a considerable degree. But it...

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13. 10. 2013

Charlie Chaplin’s ‘A King in New York’: A Clash of Civilizations?

Ananya Dutta Gupta   [Ananya Dutta Gupta teaches English at Visva Bharati. She specializes in Renaissance and early modern literature. This essay was first published in Bikshan Bulletin, 2011. She has made some...

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12. 08. 2013

The Cinema & the Classics

H.D. [Hilda Doolittle]   [ The eleven articles that the Modernist poet and novelist H.D. [Hilda Doolittle] wrote for Close Up, a film journal of the early 20th century edited by Kenneth Macpherson, appeared...

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03. 08. 2012

The Foreboding of Autumn: Aamir Bashir’s Harud

Akhil Katyal Director: Aamir Bashir Cast: Reza Naji, Shanawaz Bhat, Shamim Basharat, Salma Ashai If you work with silence as your frame, every sound gets registered. If you work with scarcity as your chosen form,...

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22. 02. 2012

Pancho Adrienzén, Late 1970s & Peruvian Films

NOTE ON PERU IN THE 1970s In October 1968, President Fernando Belaúnde Terry was ousted in a military coup and succeeded by General Juan Velasco Alvarado. Velasco's government was one of contradictions. It...

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28. 10. 2011

Time, Finance & Cinema

    Geeta Patel In a real-time, single fifteen-second take shot with a still camera, a man walks slowly, the end of his stick feeling its way across slightly uneven earth, dotted withstones,...

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15. 08. 2011

“You Have Seen Nothing in Hiroshima, Nothing”: Evidence & Cinematic Image

T.P. Sabitha Alain Resnais’ film, Hiroshima mon amour (1957), makes an audacious claim when the Japanese man makes this remark repeatedly to his French lover when she claims to have “seen” Hiroshima: “Tu...

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