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Infernal Affairs II
In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
Throne Of Blood
A ruthlessly ambitious lord, egged on by his wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become Emperor.
Seven Samurai
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Red Beard
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
High And Low
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Ocean Of An Old Man
Tsunami changed lives of many but in the most devastating way possible. Here an archetypal schoolteacher loses his students to the mighty ocean storm that hits the shores. He embarks on a journey to find them and it lands him on a forbidden island. Once a school teacherv- now an old man, living in an old dingy japanese binker, reminiscing the bygone days and unfailingly conducting classes under a solitary tree talking to the moon and the ocean. An outstanding performance by Tom Alter, this film is one under-rated gem.
Children Of Heaven
Devoid of cynicism of post-modern dramas, this heart-warming film tells the story of nine year old Ali, who loses his sister Zahra’s newly repaired shoes. Frightened to tell their parents the truth, they devise a plan to share one pair of shoes between them. Zahra wears them to school early morning, and then runs to meet Ali who wears them to his later classes. A very simple premise, its just the basis for what can be called as one of the most deceptively powerful films of recent times. Nominated for Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film cemented Iranian maestro Majid Majidi’s place in world cinema.
Frozen
This is a touching and somber journey of Lasya, who lives with her father Karma and younger brother Chomo in a remote village in the Himalayas. Pristine snow capped mountains surround their tiny hamlet and barren harsh land stretches for miles into nowhere. One day the army moves in and settles a hundred yards across their doorstep.The last bit of comfort the family draws from their familiar surrounding changes into a harsh ceaseless irreversible conflict. The film depicts the life of this family whose dream- like existence is interrupted by inevitable odds, one after the other…
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And Then There Were None
Director: Rene Clair On a remote and isolated island, ten people – 8 invited guests and two servants – find themselves facing their own deaths. Their unidentified host informs them, via a gramophone records, that as they have all been responsible for someone’s death, they in turn will die before the weekends is out. There is no way for any of them to flee the island, so they set about trying to determine who their hidden host might be and where he might be hiding ( Popular Indian Film Gumnaam (1965) is inspired by this film.
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Road to Ladakh & Little Terrorist
Director: Ashvin Kumar Official selection in ove 150 films festivals and winner of them, the Little Terrorist is Jamal, a 10-year-old Pakistan Muslims, mistakenly crosses the border between India and Pakistan and finds an unusual ally in a Hindu Brahmin, Bhola. Indian soldiers descend on Bhola's village searching for the so-called terrorist who crossed over. Jamal's only hope is the humanity sharedby a people separatedby artificial boundaries a long time ago. Little Terrorist was nominated for a Best Live Action Short Oscar. (Road to Ladakh) - A coke-snoting urbanite, Sharon (Koel Puri) and a sinister stranger, Shafiq (Irrfan Khan), are thrown together in the surreal moonscapes of Ladakh. A slow burning road-movie unfolds as the sexual tension between Shafiq and Sharon mounts. But their tryst is shadowed by the growing menace of a suspicious Indian army captain, John Chacko (Milan Moudgil), who pursues them to Leh. As the army surrounds them, Sharon learnsthe truth about Safiq's identity. she must make a choice : join him in his deadly mission or leave, knowing that he will be killed if she abandons him.
Inshallah Football
Director: Ashvin Kumar Basharat is an 18 year old soccer player coached by a gritty couple from South America. He has been selected to play in Brazil. This is his big ticket out of a state ravaged by years of brutal insurgencies — except he is being denied a passport by the government of India. Basharat’s father, Bashir, was a militant who surrendered and spent years in jail, endured torture at infamous interrogation centers of the same government. According to the unwritten rules in Kashmir, an ex-militant’s family is almost never granted a passport — that document of belonging issued by a country that claims Kashmiri identity as part of its own. The film was originally refused a certificate (banned) by the Indian censor board, and later awarded an ‘A’ certificate. A must watch for every citizen concerned about the heath of Indian democracy.
A Night In Casablanca
Director: Archie Mayo BIn their last film together, the Marx brothers give a laugh riot. The film focuses on the Marx brothers, who are employed at a hotel in post-war Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure. From surreal to slapstick, the plot races towards one of the silliest climaxes ever.
A Night At The Opera
Director : Sam Wood Considered as one of the most influential science fiction films ever, it was also the most expensive film from the silent era. It gives a futuristic look at the schism created in mankind as industrialization and technological advancement serves to alienate the humans from one another. Metropolis features special effects and set designs that still impress modern audiences with their visual impact – the film contains cinematic and thematic links to German Expressionism.
A Christmas Carol
Director: Edwin L Marin A reflection of 19th century industrial capitalism, Charles Dickens’s timeless tale is about an old merchant scrooge who’s own disappointments in life shape his views that both life & men are not worthy of his notice or concern. And then learns how wonderful & fulfilling life can be with a little generosity at Christmas time from three specters who visit him the night before Christmas.
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You Don't Belong
Director: Spandan Banerjee Paban Das is a baul singer living in France singing songs of wandering minstrels. Arun Chakrabarti is a poet living a quietly content life in a hamlet of West Bengal. Bhoomi is a band from Kolkata, popular for their renditions of folk tunes. Prabuddha is a musician with a history of protest music.Paraspathor is an erstwhile band left with memories of their popular songs and lost fame. Travelling across remembered lands and forgotten histories,following the unseen path of migration that music takes, You Don't Belong is a visually spectacular journey into a country rich with myriad folk and urban musical traditions asking some important questions about the encounter between art and mass production, creation and ownership.
Six World Cinema Films
The Best of World Cinema films Shoeshine - Vittorio De Sica's first major work tells the heartwarming story two shoe shine boys landing into when they try to find the money to buy a horse. A classic of Italian neo-realism, it won the first Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Metropolis - The most expensive silent film ever made, this is one of the first science fiction films and still considered a landmark in the history of motion pictures. Fritz Lang's creation was also one of Adolf Hitler's favourite films. The Battleship Potemkin - A dramatisation of Russian naval mutiny, this silent film is considered as one of most powerful propaganda films of all time, and still finds a place in countless of all time. It also had a considered impact in other field of arts. The Last Emperor - The true story Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Chinese Ching Dynasty depicted from 1908 to 1967, this Bernado Bertolucci film made a clean sweep at the Oscars by winning nine coveted trophies including 'Best Picture'. Frozen - Shot completely in Ladakh, this Black and White masterpiece tells the touching story of Lasya who lives in the dreamy landscape along with his family and how their life faces odds one after another. With a great performance by Danny Denzongpa, it pocketed two National Awards. Beauty And The Beast - Widely ranked as one of the finest fantasy films of all time, by french poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau directed created magic out of stars Josette Day as Belle and Jean Marais as Avenant and The Beast and Prince Ardent.
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The Jazz Singer
Director: Alan Crosland Usually considered the first sound feature, this 1927 film is pretty much silent except for a few lines of dialogue and Al Jolson's songs. This movie tells the story of young Jakie Rabinowitz , the son of a cantor who wants him to follow in his footsteps, but the singer prefers secular music. He attempts to build a career as an entertainer, but his professional ambitions ultimately come into conflict with the demands of his home and heritage.
Shadow of a doubt
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Charlotte 'Charlie' Newton is bored with her quiet life at home with her parents and her younger sister. She wishes something exciting would happen and knows exactly what they need: a visit from her sophisticated and much traveled uncle Charlie Oakley, her mother's you younger brother. Imagine her delight when, out of the blue, they receive a telegram from uncle Charlie announcing that he is coming to visit them for awhile. Charlie Oakley creates quite a stir and charms the ladies club as well as the bank president where his brother-in-law works. Young Charlie begins to notice some odd behaviour on his part, such as cutting out a story in the local paper about a man who marries and then murders rich widows. When two strangers appear asking questions about him, she begins to imagine the worse about her dearly beloved uncle Charlie.
Note Extraordinaire
Director: Amol Palekar No price is too hight to pay for the privilege of owning yourself'. Neitzche probably wrote this for the phenomenon called kishori Amonkar whose divine music has entranced us just like it has a million orthers! We always felt that kishori Tai never bothered to manage her self-image, and perhaps therefore, Tai's defiance and impulsiveness overshadowed her pristine classicism and non-conformist experimentation. May be that was one of the deterrent reasons as to why no documentry was made on Tai despite her immense and unparalled contribution to the Indian Classical Music. This glaring lacuna had to be rectified; hence we decided to accept Tai's invitation to take up the daunting task of making this documentary.
Six Must See Oscar Winners
The Best Years of Our Lives - One of the most acclaimed films of all time both critically and commercially, this is the captivating story of the aftermath of World War II with star studied performance. It won seven Oscars including Best Picture. The Lost Weekend - This Ray Milland starrer chronicles the life of a desperate alcoholic and is amongst the only two films ever to win a Academy Award for the Best Picture and the highest award at the Cannes Film Festival. The Last Emperor - The true story Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Chinese Ching Dynasty depicted from 1908 to 1967, this Bernardo Bertolucci film made a clean sweep at the Oscars by winning nine coveted trophies including 'Best Picture'. The Grapes Of Wrath - Based on the influential John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this moving story of migrant workers during the depression era won two Oscars and five added nominations . later, it went on to become a true American classic and equally significant as the book. Gaslight - Remembered for Ingrid Bergman's performance, this psychological thriller has a great set design along with spooky noises making way for the perfect eerie atmosphere. It was nominated for seven Oscars in total and won two including Best Actress. Laura - Considered as one of the best mystery films ever, this Otto Preminger Film tells a story of a police detective who is investigating muder of a woman whom he loved. It was nominated for five Oscars in total and won one for Best Cinematography.
Moksha
Director: Pankaj Butalia Abandoned by their families to lives of penury, marked by the white veils which they wear, Bengali widows find solace and food in the ashrams of Vrindavan where they gather every morning and evening to sing religious songs. In this profoundly moving documentary on widowhood portrayed both as social institution and personal tradition, moments of astonishing sensuous beauty alternate with rhythms of anguish. In the best of the new ethnographic tradition, ‘Moksha’ de-centres the voices of authority and allows a plurality of voices to introduce contesting positions. Haunting in its evocation of grief and anger, the film transcends documentary and assumes its place in the great tradition of lamentation, the expression of the dark night of the human soul.
Macbeth
Director : Orson Welles From the Director of Citizen Kane, comes the film adaptation of Macbeth. Orson Welles shot Macbeth in 23 days which is now regarded as one of his most notable films
Love In India
Director: Kaushik Mukherjee Love in India is a passionate look at the way passion is perceived in India.Its a personal film designed with fragments of the romance between the filmmaker and his girlfriend.But soon, the film spills onto the chaos on India.New and old,Love and Sex.
John and Jane
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia An uncanny blend of observational documentary and tropical science fiction. JOHN & JANE follows the stories of the six agents that answer American 1-800 numbers in a Mumbai call center.After a heady mix of American culture training and 14-hour night shifts, the jb soon starts to take its toll. Contrasting and flourescent interiors of late night officesand hyper - malls with the uneasy currents swirling around the characters, JOHN & JANE discovers a new generation of Indians that live between the real and the virtual.
Hope Dies Last In War
Director: Supriyo Sen 54 Indian soldiers taken as prisoners of war during the Indo-Pak war of 1971 are yet to return home yet both countries deny they have any prisoners of war. While waiting for them, some of their parents died, some of their wives remarried and some children lost hope and commited suicide. But the real ordeal has been for those who died did not give up. For them life has become a tight rope walk between hope and despair .This film is a saga of these families' struggle, spanning three generations to get their men back. It records a tragic political statemate, sufferings of love and shining moments of humanity, courage and hope.
Henry V
Director:Laurence Oliver Henry V is a 1944 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. It stars Laurence Oliver, who also directed it. The play was adapted for the screen by Oliver, Dallas Bower, and Alan Dent. The film begins as a recreation of a stage production of the play in the Globe Theatre, then gradually turns into a stylized cinematic rendition of the play, with sets reminiscent of a medieval Book of Hours. It follows the overall pattern of Shakespeare’s play, depicting Henry’s campaign in France, through the siege of Harfleur and eventually to Agincourt.
Hamlet
Director: Laurence Olivier Lawrence Olivier’s Hamlet is the Shakespeare film that has received the most prestigious accolades, winning the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Children of the Pyre
Director: Rajesh Jala It is a compelling real- life,self-narrative of seven extraordinary children of Varanasi who make their living out of the dead at Manikarnika,the busiest cremation ground in India.Tempered by the heat of the pyre, strengthened in the face of the adversities,crafted by the volley of abuses,watch these imps weave through the pyres and struggle through disdain to snatch their livelihoods. This film is a terrible saga of exploitation that celebrates the victory of innocence over the most harrowing realities of life.
Bishar Blues
Director: Amitabh Chakravorty Bishar Blues travels across the west Bengal countryside on the trail of the Islamic fakir who walks the path of Marfat.Through the practice of this indigenous form if islam,the keep islam open-ended.Marfat is passed on in the oral tradition through songs.
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My Darling Clementine - Boasting of 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this film is based on the story of the Gunfight at the O. K. Corral between the Earp brothers and the Clanton gang. Though overshadowed by Ford's later western, this film is truly a cinematic gem. Double Indemnity - One of the most influential noir films, it deals with an insurance agent seduced by a married woman to murder her husband, Billy Wilder's cynical thriller is widely considered as one of the best film ever. Birth Of A Nation - The highest-grosser of the silent film era and one of the most controversial films of all time, this is a landmark in the history of motion pictures for its innovative camera techniques and narrative achievements. Red River - The first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas along the chislom Trial results in tension between a father and his adopted adult son, this grand opera is lyrically beautiful with memorable sequences. Lady From Shanghai - With Orson Welles trademark technical mastery, this noir tells the tricky tale of a gorgeous Mrs. Bannister played by equally stunning Rita Hayworth and a complex plot of murder. Pure classic!. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - Considered as one of Capra's finest creations, here James Stewart plays a young idealistic Senator fighting corruption in Washington D. C. A quintessential classic of the depression silent era, it gives an insight to American idealism.
Three films by Arun Khopkar
Director: Arun Khopkar Arun Khopkar's films on arts and artists have won over fifteen national and international awards. He was awarded the Golden Lotus, the hightest National Award three times for his short films. His book on the film director Guru Dutt won the National Award for the best book on cinema. He is a film scholar and has contributed papers on film aesthetics to in international journals. He is an internationally recognized authority on Eisenstein. He has taught film theory and practise at various institutions aroung the world.
7 Islands and a Metro
Director: Madhushree Dutta The multilingual Bombay,the Bombay of closed mills,of popular culture ,sprawling slums and real estate onslaughts,the metropolis of numerous ghettos,the El Dorado.The tale of the city woven into a tapestry of fiction,cinema verite , art objects,found footage,sound installation and literary texts.
Beware Dogs
Director: Spandan Banerjee Four musicians and their music floating through the corridors of a quaint old house in an old Delhi neighborhood is what ‘Beware Dogs’ attempts to capture. The house is where the band Indian Ocean come together with their many moods. As they work and play, the camera peeps into their world desiring to know the artists behind the familiar tunes. The artists are like characters in the film, glimpsed and known only through their music and the space they inhabit. In its narrative length, ‘Beware Dogs’ attempts to seek the four musicians and share their travails of creating music as they laugh, grimace and sway tying the pieces that will go on to become a new song.
Two Films by Sanjay Kak
Director : Sanjay Kak IN THE FOREST HANGS A BRIDGE - Located deep in the forested hills of the siang valley of Arunachal Pradesh, at the north-eastern extremity of India, Damro village gathers to build a 1000 foot long suspension bridge, the elegant structures of cane and bamboo, that are the distinctive mark of the Adi tribe. Their only tool is the dao, blade length of tempered steel, the size of a machete. WORDS ON WATER - For more than 15 years, people of the Narmada valley in central Insia have resisted a series of massive dams on their river, and in their strriggle have exposed the deceptive heart of India's development politics. When the use of violence has become the arbiter of all political debate, Words on Water is about a sustained non-violent resistance, an almost joyous defiance, which empowers people as they struggle for their rights, yet saves them from the ultimate humiliation of violence.
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Director: Billy Wilder Double indemnity has been voted as one of the top 30 films of all time by the American Film Institute. Smooth talking insurance salesman Walter Neff meets attractive Phyllis Dietrichson when he calls to renew her husband’s automobile policy. The couple are immediately drawn to each other and an affair begins. They cook up a scheme to murder Mr. Dietrichson for life insurance money with a double indemnity clause. Unfortunately, all does not go to plan...
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Director: Majid Majidi Devoid of cynicism of post-modern dramas, this heart-warming film tells the story of nine year old Ali, who loses his sister Zahra’s newly repaired shoes. Frightened to tell their parents the truth, they devise a plan to share one pair of shoes between them. Zahra wears them to school early morning, and then runs to meet Ali who wears them to his later classes. A very simple premise, its just the basis for what can be called as one of the most deceptively powerful films of recent times. Nominated for Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film cemented Iranian maestro Majid Majidi’s place in world cinema.
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Triumph of The Will
Director : Leni Riefenstahl Commissioned by Hitler, this is a documentary on 1934 Nazi party convention in Nuremberg which glorified Hitler as the true leader who will bring glory back to the nation and emphasized Germany as a great power. One of the most infamous documentaries ever, it was hated by millions who suffered because of the people glorified in the film. However, it cemented Riefenstahl's status as a great filmmaker.
Women Of the Year
Director: George Stevens Woman of the Year (1942) is a romantic comedy in which an emancipated woman, chosen "Woman of the Year", and her colleague-turned-husband try to negotiate a path to marital bliss . The film stars threaten Oliver’s only chance for happiness, the gentle-hearted boy must summon the courage to fight for his freedom and future.
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To Be or Not To Be
Director: Ernst Lubitsch A polish troupe of actors, headed by Joseph Tura (Jack Benny) and his wife Maria (Carole Lombard), find their work and their lives interrupted because of Nazi occupation during WWII. To protect the polish underground, the actors become involved in various schemes requiring them to impersonate Nazi officials and create confusion in their operations. Widely accepted as one of the best satires, this is a must for Lubitsch fans.
The Thin Man
Director: W.S. Van Dyke Considered as one of the most influential science fiction films ever, it was also the most expensive film from the silent era. It gives a futuristic look at the schism created in mankind as industrialization and technological advancement serves to alienate the humans from one another. Metropolis features special effects and set designs that still impress modern audiences with their visual impact – the film contains cinematic and thematic links to German Expressionism.
The OX-BOW Incident
Director: William A. Wellman Based on the novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, it’s about two drifter’s art croft that are passing through a western town, when news comes in that a local farmer has been murdered and his cattle stolen. The townspeople, joined by the drifters, form a group to catch the perpetrators. They find three men in possession of the cattle, and are determined to see justice done on the spot.
The Spiral Staircase
Director : Robert Siodmak Set in the early 1900’s, about a serial killer who targets women with disabilities. It reaches its climax when the killer terrorizes a mute servant (Dorothy McGuire) in the stately home of her employer (Ethel Barrymore in an Oscar-nominated performance). Is it possible that McGuire might be cinema’s original final girl?
The Public Enemy
Director: William A. Wellman In the 1930’s, The public Enemy crystallized the theme of Little Caesar and delved even more deeply into the making of a gangster. Directed by William Wellman the film follows two young boys and their growth from shoplifters to hardened criminals. It stars James Cagney and Jean Harlow (whose role is minimal, yet billed on every poster). More coherent and focused than Little Caesar (it included dates to orient the audience when time passed); Public Enemy was also more violent, and helped to spur the cry for censorship.
The Killing
Director: Stanley Kubrick A veteran criminal Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden), is planning one last big heist before settling down to a respectable marriage with Fay (Colleen Gray). Teaming with several cohorts, Johnny masterminds a racetrack robbery. The basic flaw is that all the crooks involved are losers and small-timers who find themselves in way over their heads despite their supposed cleverness. None of the participants is more pathetic than George Peatty (Elisha Cook Jr.), who is goaded into the robbery by his covetous and far-from-faithful wife (Marie Windsor). As in a Greek tragedy, Johnny's best-laid schemes go awry.
The Lost Weekend
Director : Billy Wilder Don Birnam, long-time alcoholic, has been "on the wagon" for ten days and seems to be over the worst; but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother Wick and girlfriend Helen, he begins a four-day bender. In flashbacks we see past events, all gone wrong because of the bottle. But this bout looks like being his last...one way or the other.
The Last Emperor
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci The film tells us the true story of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Chinese Ching Dynasty depicted from 1908 to 1967 when China made its transition from feudalism to Republic. Taken away from his family, Pu Yi becomes the ruler of the Forbidden City at the tender age of three but he turns into a prisoner of his own palace. Depicting his abdication, decline and the consequent dissolute lifestyle, this Bernardo Bertolucci film made a clean sweep at the Oscars by winning nine coveted trophies including 'Best Picture'. It is now widely considered as a modern classic.
The Lady from Shanghai
Director : Orson Welles The story is outwardly uncomplicated: a seaman Michael O’Hara (Orson Welles) is hired as a crew member on the yacht of the wealthy banister (Everett Sloane). His beautiful but mysterious wife Elsa (Rita Hayworth) has met O’Hara earlier when he saved her from a mugging. It’s not simple anymore. What ensues is a knotty and bizarre pattern of trickery, deception and murder, with O’Hara finding himself caught up in a murder, despite his innocence.
The Grapes of Wrath
Director: John Ford Oklahoma in the Thirties is a dustbowl and dispossessed farmers migrate westward to California. After terrible trials en route they become little more than slave labor. Among the throng are the Joads who refuse to knuckle under.
The General
Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton Johnnie loves his train (The General) and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil begins he is turned down for service because he’s more valuable an engineer. Annabelle thinks it’s because he’s a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnny must rescue both his loves.
Bicycle Thieves
Director: Vittorio De Sica Bicycle Thieves is a 1948 Italian neorealist film directed by Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of a poor man searching the streets of Rome for his stolen bicycle, which he needs to be able to work. The film is based on the novel of same name by Luigi Bartolini and was adapted for the screen by Cesare Zavattini. It stars Lamberto Maggioe=rani as the father and Enzo Staiola as the son. The film is frequently on critics & directors lists of the best films ever made. It was given an Academy Honorary Award in 1950. And just four years after its release, was deemed the greatest film of all time by the magazine Sight & Sound’s poll of filmmakers and critics in 1952.
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Sullivan's Travel
Director: Preston Sturges The film is a satire of the conflict between art and commerce as well as the gap betweenthe privileged and the impoverished. It tells of the 'mission' of 'Sully' (Joel McCrea), a big-shot Hollywood director of lightweight comedies to experience suffering in the world before producing his next about the common man. After some failed attempts dressed as a hobo and companionship on the road with an aspiring blonde actress simply called The Girl (Veronica Lake) and wearing boy's clothes, he succeeds in losing his freedom, identity and name, health, pride and money. A classic comedy of the depression era, this is a must for Preston Sturges fans.
Shoeshine
Director: Vittorio De Sica It's a moving story of two mischievous youngsters in war torn Italy who wish to buy a horse from their savings. They get involved in black market as a means of survival and are sent to a horrifying 'reform school' - really a miniature prison. And tragedy ensues. One of the first major successes of Italian neorealist movement, this is the first picture to win Best Foreign Language Film Oscar..
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The Shop Around The Corner
Director: Ernst Lubitsch Set in and around a Budapest store, co-workers Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) and Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) hold an intense dislike for each other, while maintaining a secret letter-writing relationship, neither realizing who their pen-pal is. They fall in love via their correspondence, while being antipathic and peevish towards one another in real life. A major subplot concerns the apparent infidelity of the store owner’s wife, and its spillover effect upon the various working relationship in the shop. This film was ranked #28 on AFI’S 100 Years….100 passions. In 1999, The Shop Around the Corner was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Liberty of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Scarface
Directors: Howard Hawks Focusing on the gang warfare and police intervention when rival gangs fight over control of a city, the film charts the rise and fall of Tony Camonte, a vicious gangster blinded by his desire to be number one. One of the greatest gangster films ever made, this Howard Hawks classic is a must watch.
Rome Open City
Director: Roberto Rossellini The films follow the fate of several Romans during the last days of the German occupation. Central to the film are Aldo Fabrizi’s Don Pietro, a priest dedicated to helping members of the resistance and the heart-rending performance of Anna Magnani as Pina. Rome, Open City is considered as a major turning point in film history and as a testament to the film’s lasting impact. Jean-luc-Godard famously said "All roads lead to Rome Open City"
Paths of Glory
Director: Stanley Kubrick In the third year of World War I, the erudite but morally bankrupt French general Broulard orders his troops to seize the heavily fortified "Ant Hill" from the Germans. General Mireau knows that this action will be suicidal, but he will sacrfice his men to enhance his own reputation.
Red River
Directors: Howard Hawks Tom Dunson (John Wayne) builds a cattle empire with his adopted son Matthew Garth (Montgomery Clift). Together they begin a massive cattle drive north from Texas to the Missouri railhead. But on the way, new information and Dunson and head to a new railhead in Kansas. swearing vengeance, pursues.
Pandora's Box
Director : Georg Wilhelm Pabst The hauntingly beautiful libertine dancer Lulu (Louise Brooks) ever out for the chance," Lulu persuades her wealthy lover Dr. Schön (Fritz Kortner) to marry her. But in a fit of jealous rage, he pulls a gun, a scuffle ensues, and she shoots him. Eventually escaping to London with the doctor's moonstruck son Alwa (Francis Lederer), Lulu takes up residence with her "adopted" father Schigolch (Carl Götz), where she is reduced to walking the streets, with tragic consequences.
Out of the Past
Director : Jacques Tourneur Jeff Markham (Robert Mitchum), a retired private detective with a shady past is hoping for a fresh start with a new name, a new love, and a new job running a small gas station in a rural California town. But Jeff’s past comes back to haunt him in the guise of menacing gangster Whit Sterling (Kirk Douglas) who had hired Markham to track down his double-crossing moll, Kathie (Jane Greer), after she had shot him and absconded with $40,000 of his money.
Oliver Twist
Director: David Lean Based on the immortal classic by Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (John Howard Davies) is the story of an impoverished orphan who escapes from a workhouse and meets a gang of pickpockets in 17th century London. When the greedy cutthroats especially Fagin, the gang leader (Alec Guinness) threaten Oliver’s only chance for happiness, the gentle-hearted boy must summon the courage to fight for his freedom and future.
Ocean of an Old Man
Director: Rajesh Shera This film is the narration of the oceanic concern of an archetypal schoolteacher, for his young students, angelic children, who once belonged to his world of reality.They come everyday to attend the school from the nearby islands until one day the ocean unfurls its fury on these islands in the form of tsunami.Something changes in the nature, he survived but his family was lost in the ocean waves. He looks to the ocean for them. After few months the school reopens. But as the day pass by, five students become conspicuous by their absence. The teacher goes out in search of missing children but strange experiences and emotions wait for him in those devastated islands. In the meantime the government relocates the islanders to safer places in the city but the teacher chooses to remain behind and one day in his attempts to find his missing school children he lands on a forbidden island. Once a school teacher - now an old man, living in an old dingy Japanese bunker, reminiscing the bygone days, religiously conducting classes under a solitary tree, talking to the moon, to the ocean.
My Man Godfrey
Director: Gregory La Cava Based on the Eric Hatch's novel 1101 Park Avenue, a scatterbrained socialite Hires Godfrey, a vagrant, as a family butler, but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. Featuring the dazzling performances by Carole Lombard and William Powell, this was the first film to receive Academy Award nominations in all four acting categories.
My Darling Clementine
Director: John Ford One Of the most spellbinding westerns ever, My Darling Clementine is John Ford’s retelling of the Earp/Clanton Feud, here the lawman of a rowdy frontier town where his brother’s killers have taken refuge ; Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda)dedicates himself to bringing the evildoers to justice, a quest that leads to the famous shootout at the ok corral.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Director: Frank Capra Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state’s senator-presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boy’s camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.
Metropolis
Director: Fritz Lang Considered as one of the most influential science fiction films ever, it was also the most expensive film from the silent era. It gives a futuristic look at the schism created in mankind as industrialization and technological advancement serves to alienate the humans from one another. Metropolis features special effects and set designs that still impress modern audiences with their visual impact – the film contains cinematic and thematic links to German Expressionism.
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Long Voyage
Director : John Ford After a night of revelry in the West Indies, the crew of the Glencairn return to the tramp steamerand set sail for Baltimore. They're a varied lot, from middle-aged Irishman Driscoll (Thomas Mitchell), to the young Swedish ex-farmer Ole Olsen (John Wayne), to the brooding lord Jim-like Englishman Smitty (Ian Hunter). After the ship picks up a load of dynamite in Baltimore, the rough seas they encounter become especially nerve-racking to the crew, specially when they are struggling between choosing the difficult livelihood and going back to their family life.
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Diploma films celebrate the spirit of cinema. These films, many of which have been acclaimed as being amongst the finest works in the medium, reflect the composite learning acquired by the students at the institute, as also their professional potential. These films, in a way, are the points of departure for discourse amongst the next generation of film professionals.Encompassing diverse genres & styles, individual expression is the common thread running through these films – an expression that reflects the border spirit of FTII, a cinema that bespeaks commitment & innovation.
Laura
Director: Otto Preminger One of the most famous murder mysteries ever, it is the story of a wealthy journalist (Clifton Webb) who gets captivated by a gorgeous young career women named Laura (gene Tierney). However, ahead of her wedding toa dashing playboy (Vincent Price), she is found murdered. Stimulated by her portrait, the detective (Dana Andrews) assigned to her case finds that he, too, is oddly under Laura’s magic charm.
Letter from an Unknown Women
Director: Max Ophüls The film is about Joan Fontaine who is left by pianist Louis Jourdan, then romantically meets him again, but when he receives her last letter years later finds he cannot remember her. Based on the Stefan Zweig novella, it was dumped by the studio, but is now regarded as a classic. With a tour de force performance by Joan Fontaine, this saga of unrequited love is a classic tearjerker.
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Director: Robert James Hamer Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price), a man born with royal blood. Due to a scandal -- his mother ran off with a lowly Italian musician -- the family refuses to recognize his heritage, or even his existence. When his mother dies, Louis vows to restore himself to his rightful place by murdering the entire line of the D'ascoyne family, eight of them, so that he'll be next in line for the dukedom. Alec Guinness plays eight different roles in the film.
La Dolce Vita
Director: Federico Fellini Marcello is a writer whose work lies somewhere between journalism and celebrity gossip.He spends his evenings partying with the people he writes about, the movie stars and aristocrats of Rome. He has a fiancée, but he isn't faithful to her. His life explores his dissatisfaction in his work and his loves, ultimately a reflection on where one finds - or fails to find - meaning in life. One of the most widely seen European films ever, La Dolce Vita marked the split between Fellini's earlier neo-realist films and his later art films. Winner of Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and nominated for four Oscars, La Dolce Vita is one of the greatest cinematic achievements in world cinema.
King Kong
Director :Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack An expedition exploring a remote island. Capture a gigantic ape & bring him back to New York for exhibition. A beautiful actress who accompanies them is menaced when the monster’s love for her causes him to break out. No film has captivated my imagination more than King Kong. I’m making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old. It has been my sustained dream to reinterpret this classic story for a new age.
The Birth of a Nation
Director: D.W. Griffith The birth of a nation (also known as The Clansman), directed by D.W.Griffith and released in 1915, is one of the most influential and controversial of American motion pictures. Set during and after the American Civil War, the film was based on Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman, a novel and play. The Birth of a Nation is noted for its innovative technical and narrative achievement, and its status as the first Hollywood “blockbuster”. It has provoked great controversy for its treatment of white supremacy and sympathetic of the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.
Key Largo
Director: John Huston Frank (Humphrey Bogort) visits a rundown hotel run by crippled James Temple (Lionel Barrymore) and his daughter-in-law Nora (Lauren Bacall), widow of Frank’s friend from the war. The hotel has been taken over by Johny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) and his mistress (Clair Trevor) and his murder of two Indians convinces Frank that Rocco must be stopped. His only chance comes when Rocco forces Frank to pilot the gang’s boat towards Cuba.
I Know Where I'm Going
Director: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger Joan Webster (Wendy Hiller) heads for a Scottish island where she plans to marry an old wealthy industrialist for his money. But bad weather prevents her reaching him, and she finds herself falling under the spell of Torquil MacNeil (Roger Livesey). Now she tries desperately to fight off those feelings because she wants to marry into money.
Gaslight
Director: George Cukor Beautiful and trusting, Paula Anton (Ingrid Bergman) is slowly tormented by mysterious happenings in her luxurious Victorian home. The suspects is her devoted husbands Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer).But viewing the world through the dim glow of the gaslight, it is difficult to tell what is real and what is imagined. Magnificent performances from the stars in this powerfully guided study in obsession…
Frozen
Director : Shivajee Chandrabhushan This is a touching and somber journey of Lasya, who lives with her father Karma and younger brother Chomo in a remote village in the Himalayas. Pristine snow capped mountains surround their tiny hamlet and barren harsh land stretches for miles into nowhere. One day the army moves in and settles a hundred yards across their doorstep. The last bit of comfort the family draws from their familiar surrounding changes into a harsh ceaseless irreversible conflict. The film depicts the life of this family whose dream- like existence is interrupted by inevitable odds, one after the other…
Heaven can Wait
Director: Ernst Lubitsch Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche), a wealthy member of New York’s elite, presents himself in front of the Satan (Laird Cregar). However, he doubts whether Van Cleve has sinned enough to be qualified to enter. To establish his case, Van Cleve proceeds to tell his life story, in all its dirty detail, focussed on his long relationship with his wife Martha, played by Gene Tierney. Ernst Lubitsch’s only completed technicolor film is a delightful and sophisticated comedy about the upper-class.
Fort Apache
Director: John Ford The first part of Ford’s celebrated cavalry trilogy, it depicts the story of an arrogant lieutenant Colonel’s disastrous succession to power at the eponymous military base, culminating in an ill-advised battle with Cochise’s apache warriors - is a frequently funny, pleasingly critical, and sadly convincing exploration of human and military fallibilities and virtues. John Wayne as Captain Kirby York and Henry Fonda as Custer Clone Lt. Col. Owen Thursday give astounding performances.
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Duck Soup
Director: Leo McCarey The Marx brothers' duck soup is widely considered as the slapstick team's masterwork. A madcap script which is mockingly surreal, it is the chronicle of a war fever that swallows up the imaginary nation of Fredonia when Groucho becomes its dictator. Harpo and Chico play bumbling spies, with Zeppo relegated to the romantic subplot. There are countless famous sequences in the films, including the famous "mirror routine" and a stirring harmonious climax.
Double Indemnity
Director: Billy Wilder Double indemnity has been voted as one of the top 30 films of all time by the American Film Institute. Smooth talking insurance salesman Walter Neff meets attractive Phyllis Dietrichson when he calls to renew her husband’s automobile policy. The couple are immediately drawn to each other and an affair begins. They cook up a scheme to murder Mr. Dietrichson for life insurance money with a double indemnity clause. Unfortunately, all does not go to plan...
Fauji
Director: Col. R.K. Kapoor The series starred the now superstar Shahrukh Khan transformed him into an overnight heart throb. The character played by Shahrukh Khan (Abhimanyu Rai0 gained instant popularly due to its charm, peppiness & the exuberance with which Khan essayed the role & made him a popular household name. The concept focuses on a batch of trainees in a commando school, their training & eventual induction as soldiers whose primary mission will be National Security & Defense of India from external aggression & threats, and maintaining peace and security within the borders. The fiction not just elaborates the life in an army school but also takes us close to the emotions of these otherwise tough looking men.
The Children are watching us
Director: Vittorio De Sica This early non- realist drama tells the story of a family torn apart by infidelity front perspective of the family’s only son, Prico (Luciano De Ambrosis ). Prico, who is five years old, has always been with his mother, Nina (Isa Pola). When she begins an affair with a young Gigolo (Adriano Rimoldi).Prico desperately tries to save his family. However, he soon realizes that his parents’ marriage is doomed. Prico’s relationship with his mom starts to crumble as well. Just when it seems that things couldn’t get any worse, a terrible tragedy strikes…
Children Of Heaven
Director: Majid Majidi Devoid of cynicism of post-modern dramas, this heart-warming film tells the story of nine year old Ali, who loses his sister Zahra’s newly repaired shoes. Frightened to tell their parents the truth, they devise a plan to share one pair of shoes between them. Zahra wears them to school early morning, and then runs to meet Ali who wears them to his later classes. A very simple premise, its just the basis for what can be called as one of the most deceptively powerful films of recent times. Nominated for Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film cemented Iranian maestro Majid Majidi’s place in world cinema.
Camille
Director: George Cukor Based on Alexandre Dumas Fils' La Dame aux Camélias, the film depicts a doomed romance of a courtesan in 19th century Paris. Greta Garbo's portrayal of the beautiful but sickly Parisian courtesan, who fatefully falls in love with a young French nobleman (25 year-old Robert Taylor), is widely considered the definitive version of the romantic tragedy.
Call Northside 777
Director: Henry Hathaway Based on a true story, this film dealing with guilt and innocence has James Stewart playing a hard-boiled journalist who tries to rescue a prisoner wrongly convicted 11 years before. Richard Conte plays the imprisoned Frank Wiecek, a character based on Joseph Majczek, who was wrongly convicted of the murder of a Chicago policeman in 1932, one of the worst years of organized crime during Prohibition.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Director : Robert Wiene Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss) plays the title character, a sinister hypnotist who travels the carnival circuit displaying a somnambulist named Cesare (Conrad Veidt). In one tiny German town, a series of murders coincides with Caligari’s visit. When the best friend of Herp Francis (Friedrich Feher) is killed, the deed seems to be the outgrowth of a romantic rivalry over the hand of the lovely Jane (Lil Dagover).
Brief Encounter
Director : David Lean In this classic British drama, Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) is a housewife whose marriage is not everything she desires it to be. When she meets Dr. Alec (Harvey) in a cafe at the railway station, their chance meeting turns into a full-blown love affair. He also has a wife and family, and is leaving the country, so their affair, while potent, is indeed, brief.
The Best Years of Our Lives
Director: William Wyler The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is an American drama film about three servicemen trying to piece their lives back together after coming home from World War II. Samuel Golwyn was motivated to produce the film after his wife Frances read an article in Time magazine about the difficulties experienced by war veterans returning to civilian life. Goldwyn hired former war correspondent MacKinlay Kantor to write the story, which was first published as a novella. Glory for Me, which was written in black verse, Robert Sherwood then wrote the screenplay. It was directed by William Wyler, with cinematography by Gregg Toland. The film won seven Academy Awards. It features Harold Russell, a U.S.Army instructor who had last both his hands in a training accident.
Black Narcissus
Director: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger A group of Anglo-Catholic nuns open a school and a hospital in an isolated Himalayan valley. As they face a series of obstacles from the villagers and a hostile environment, tensions begin to grow. In Michael Powell's own view, this film (starring Deborah Kerr, Sabu, Jean Simmons, David Farrar and Flora Robson) was the most erotic film he ever made.
Boudu Saved From Drowning
Director: Jean Renoir Jean Renoir’s ‘free exercise around an actor’ has Michel Simon playing the Calibanesque Boudu, a Parisian tramp who is rescued by the bourgeoisie book seller Monsieur Lestingois after a failed attempt at drowning in the Siene. Lestingois along with his wife Emma and servant Anne-Marie, are shaken by his derelict manner until they successfully drive out the beast in him. Arguably Renoir’s most important work from his first phase and testimony to the greatness of his vision, Boudu Saved From Drowning is fresh for audience and critical reassessment.
Beauty and the Beast
Director: Jean Cocteau A half- ruined merchant lives in the country with his son Ludovic and his three daughters. Two of the daughters, Felicre and Adelaide, are real shrews: selfish, pretentions, and evil. They exploit the third daughter. Belle, as a servant, One day, on a business trip, on the way from, the merchant gets last in a forest and enters a strange castle. He picks up a rose for belle, and the castle’s appears. He is a monster, half-human, half-beast, and possesses magic powers. He sentences the merchant to death, unless he gives up one of his daughters. Belle sacrifices herself for her father and goes for the castle, discovering that the Beast is not so wild and inhuman as he seems.
Battleship Potemkin
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein Regarded as one of the most significant works in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein’s supreme work, Battleship Potemkin brought his theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase; his emphasis on montage, his stress of intellectual contact, and his treatment of the mass instead of the individual as the protagonist. The film tells the story of the Russian ship Prince Potemkin where a horribly bloody mutiny took place during the 1905 uprising. Eisenstein signals this as the jumping off point for the revolution.
A Matter of Life & Death
Director: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger Flying back from a bombing raid over Germany, Squadron Leader Peter D. Carter (David Niven) is nursing a damaged plane. The crew, or that part of it left alive, has bailed out and only Peter is left -- with a shredded parachute. Knowing that death is near, Peter talks of life to June (Kim Hunter), the young radio operator trying to bring him in. Making the most of his last words, Peter prepares for eternity even as he celebrates the ephemeral. A connection born of extreme pressure forms between them; about to be separated forever, Peter and June fall in love. The twist comes when Conductor 71 (Marius Goring), a Heavenly emissary, makes a mistake; Peter survives his long plunge into the Channel.
12 Angry Men
Director: Sidney Lumet In New York City, this riveting story begins in the midst of a jury deciding on a first degree murder charge. The twelve men must determine, collectively, whether the accused is innocent or guilty of the charge of murder. Winner of Golden Bear at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival, this Hollywood classic is remembered as one of the most inspiring movies ever.
A Canterbury tale
Director: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger Arriving in Kent by train, a Land Girl (Sheila Sim), an American GI (Bob Johnson) and a British soldier (Dennis Price) attempt to discover the identity of a mysterious figure who pours glue into the hair of local girls who date soldiers. And in the process begin a 'pilgrimage' which will lead each of them to self-discovery. One of Powell and Pressburger's most personal film, it puzzled critics and audiences alike on its release and has since come to be seen as one of their finest creations.
8 1/2
Director : Federico Fellini Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of cinema. With utmost honesty spilled on screen, this is the perfect example of a film made on films. Acknowledged as a highly influential classic, the film frequently pops up in countless lists of best films ever made.
Dodsworth
Director: William Wyler Dodsworth (1936) directed by William Wyler An adaptation of Lewis Sinclair’s novel of the same name about the difference in American and European values, William Wyler’s Dodsworth was chosen by Sight and Sound magazine as Best Movie of the 1930s. Automobile tycoon Sam Dodsworth sells his business and heads to Europe with his younger free-spirited wife Fran, where he realizes that she is having an affair. When cracks in his American dream of a stable marriage appear, he meets another woman Edith, who restores his faith and gives him a reason to live.
And then there were none
Director: René Clair On a remote and isolated island, ten people – 8 invited guests and two servants – find themselves facing their own deaths. Their unidentified host informs them, via a gramophone records, that as they have all been responsible for someone’s death, they in turn will die before the weekends is out. There is no way for any of them to flee the island, so they set about trying to determine who their hidden host might be and where he might be hiding ( Popular Indian Film Gumnaam (1965) is inspired by this film.)
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Bilal
Director: Sourav Sarangi Bilal can see but his parents cannot. He is only three years old and hardly understands what blindness is. Bilal has a little brother, Hamza. And inside a tiny dark dank room together they live in a curious game of seeing and not seeing. Neighbors and relatives surround them. The film tells this unusual story by observing the little boy over a year by capturing rare moments of sharing love, fun, cruelty and hope ... the wonder world of Bilal.
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EXPERIMENTA is India’s first and only independent festival celebrating experimental film. This is the groundbreaking festival that has put Indian experimental filmmakers on the international film scene. This annual 5 day film festival showcases films, from Europe, USA, UK and India, and is well attended by the growing community of independent filmmakers, artists, graphic designers, animation artists, music video makers, film & art students and cinephiles.