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New Delhi (India), Nov 8 (Canadian-Media): Evolution of world cinema in the last 100 years would be captured by the upcoming 4th edition of the World Movie Festival in Delhi (India) by showcasing a collection of landmark movies from across the globe, media reports said.
The film festival, aimed at facilitating film enthusiasts across all age groups to share the movie-watching experience, opens on November 16 and will screen six films over a weekend every quarter for a year.
Movies considered to be milestones of world cinema across six landmark movements and events -- the golden age of silent films of the 1920s, the Poetic Realism of the '30s, the Italian Neo-Realism as well as the French New Wave of the '50s and the '60s -- would be showcased in the 2019-20 edition, organisers said.
Contemporary classics as well as independent filmmaking achievements from India and Hollywood that elaborate the cinematic landscape of the late twentieth and the twenty-first century would also be featured in the selection.
"Through Navrasa Duende World Movie Festivals, we aim to reflect the evolution that cinematic art has witnessed in 100 years since 1920.
"Film is a director's medium. Therefore, our movie selection focuses on directors, especially those who have been an institution in themselves, having defined and redefined the cinematic landscape," Singh said.
The line-up for the inaugural screening on November 16-17 includes acclaimed classics like Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now", Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "The Marriage of Maria Braun", Satyajit Ray's "Charulata", Carl Theodor Dreyer's "The Passion of Joan of Arc", and Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction".
Directors whose films will be screened during the subsequent segments of the festival include Robert Wise, John Badham, Michael Haneke, Bimal Roy, David Lean, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, Steven Spielberg, Bernardo Bertolucci, Asghar Farhadi, Wong Kar Wai, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Stanley Kubrick, Darren Aronofsky, Kundan Shah, Pedro Almodóvar, and Sergei Eisenstein.
Waterloo, Nov 1 (Canadian-Media): A new feature documentary on Margaret Atwood "A Word after a Word after a Word is Power" would showcase for a weeklong run run Friday, Nov. 8 in Waterloo at The Princess Cinema, media reports said.
Margaret Atwood at the York Club in Toronto. A documentary on Atwood begins a weeklong run Friday, Nov. 8 in Waterloo at The Princess Cinema. Credit: Peter Bregg
The director of the documentary, Nancy Lang would be there on the opening night to take questions.
The world première of "A Word after a Word after a Word is Power" is scheduled for Thursday at the Bell TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, but even before its première the documentary has been sold into nine countries.
"The interest in this film we expect is going to be quite big," said Lang.
About 35 friends and family members were interviewed by Lang and co-director/producer Peter Raymont and introduced an archival footage into the 92-minute documentary.
Lang and Raymont followed Atwood around for more than 18 months — Toronto, Vancouver, Berlin, Boston, Iceland, Amsterdam and Cambridge, Ont.
After publishing 17 novels, 17 books of poetry, 10 non-fiction books, eight children's books and a trilogy of graphic novels, Atwood shows no signs of slowing down.
"She is very important and meaningful to young women and young men as well," said Lang. "The demographic is enormous, she reaches all ages."
Atwood's humanity, generosity and kindness shine through in all the interactions recorded by the documentary crew.
"When you meet her she is just lovely and so many of her friends say she hasn't changed at all over these years," said Lang. "She is an international celebrity, but one-on-one you would never know it."
Her message to the community is at the end of the documentary's a clip of an 18-year-old woman asking Atwood what young people should do today. Atwood told her to vote, subscribe to a newspaper and work to know the truth.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)