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12-28-2009, 11:02 PM #1
Five Indian films at Palm Springs Festival
Five Indian films have made it to the prestigious 21st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, to be held at Palm Springs in California, beginning January 5.
The films are Dev D (Hindi, Anurag Kashyap), The Man Beyond the Bridge (Konkani, Laxmikant Shetgaonkar), The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (English, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam), Thanks Maa (Hindi, Irfan Kamal), and Well Done Abba (Hindi, Shyam Benegal).
Dev D, a modern take on classic Devdas reflecting East-West conflict, stars Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill and Kalki Koechlin. The Man Beyond the Bridge (Paltadacho Munis), is the story of a lonely forest guard and his relationship with a mentally-challenged woman, starring Chitranjan Giri, Veena Jomkar and Prasanthi Talpanker. In The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom, filmmakers follow His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet over an eventful year giving their perspective on his trials and tribulations. Thanks Maa, a 12-year-old street kid's search for an abandoned infant's mother in Mumbai, has used real street kids and real locations and the cast includes Master Shams, Master Salman, and Master Fayaaz, while Well Done Abba, is a satirical comedy about village life, stars Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, and Sammir Dattani.
Palm Springs International Film Society, which organises this distinguished Festival, believes that 'film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminates the universality of the human experience. Darryl Macdonald is Festival Director, while Harold Matzner is Chairman of Board of Directors.
Director-screenwriter Anurag Kashyap (Black Friday) from India is expected to attend, a release said here today.
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12-28-2009, 11:04 PM #2
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