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Johnny Depp presents BFI Fellowship to Dracula actor Christopher Lee

3 years ago 0
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was honoured last weekend with the award Hollywood actor Johnny Depp presented veteran actor Christopher Lee with a BFI (British Film Institute) Fellowship at the 57th London Film Festival Awards. Lee, 91, was honoured last weekend with the award that recognises his outstanding contribution to film and television Read Article ▶
London Film Festival: The Lunchbox to vie for Best Film

London Film Festival 2013: The Lunchbox to vie for Best Film

3 years ago 0
But Indian cinema is cruelly underrepresented at the fest, feels Cineswami It is indeed wonderful news that Ritesh Batra’s delightful The Lunchbox (Dabba), starring Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur, is in official competition at the London Film Festival and will compete for best film alongside some of the best directors across the world. However […] Read Article ▶
Irrfan Khan rocks London!

Irrfan Khan rocks London!

3 years ago 0
Cineswami gives us all the dope from the recently concluded 4th London Indian Film Festival The fact that Irrfan Khan is one of Indian cinema’s most recognised faces abroad was underlined by the fact that he was mobbed wherever he went in London as part of the 4th London Indian Film Festival. Fans of all […] Read Article ▶
Bombay Talkies and Monsoon Shootout at London Indian Film Festival

London Indian Film Festival 2013: Monsoon Shootout, Bombay Talkies, B.A. Pass to be screened

3 years ago 0
Cineswami gives us all the dope on the London Indian Film Festival 2013 Like a newborn baby who grows up faster than you can say puberty, the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF, July 18-25) is already turning four. In keeping with its practice of opening with edgy yet high profile films, with openers of the […] Read Article ▶
Indian cinema comes late to its own centenary party

Indian cinema comes late to its own centenary party

3 years ago 1
Was Dadasaheb Phalke the first one to make a film in India, or was it Dadasaheb Torne? It is a well known fact that Indian cinema is a late developer. We adopt cinematic trends or rather ape them from the West, years after the fact. With the honourable exception of Satyajit Ray, it took us […] Read Article ▶
Abhay Deol & Arjun Rampal to walk London red carpet

Abhay Deol & Arjun Rampal to walk London red carpet

4 years ago 1
Cineswami discusses the line-up of the 56th BFI London Film Festival being held in October Hardships are a hard fact of our hard lives. And in order to spare you these hardships, Cineswami accepted the hardship of a chartered private plane ride and the discomfort of the best suite at The Dorchester offered by the […] Read Article ▶
Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ in Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time list again

Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ in Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time list again

4 years ago 1
The Indian classic is No.42 on the list of the British Film Institute’s best movies Sight & Sound, the British Film Institute’s (BFI) magazine, conducted a poll for its well known Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time list, and Indian director Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) has made […] Read Article ▶
‘Chakravyuh’ invited for world premiere at BFI London Film Fest

‘Chakravyuh’ invited for world premiere at BFI London Film Fest

4 years ago 0
Prakash Jha’s film will premiere at the 56th BFI London Film Fest that begins on October 10 Prakash Jha’s next film Chakravyuh has been invited to the prestigious BFI London Film Festival for a world premiere in October. The director is elated. Read Article ▶
Shyam Benegal honoured with South Asian Cinema Foundation award in London

Shyam Benegal honoured with South Asian Cinema Foundation award in London

4 years ago 0
The veteran director was presented with the Excellence in Cinema Award last weekend Celebrated Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal, a Bollywood veteran, has been honoured with the South Asian Cinema Foundation’s Excellence in Cinema Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution. Read Article ▶
London Indian Film Festival 2012: List of Indian films being screened

London Indian Film Festival 2012: List of Indian films being screened

4 years ago 4
Gangs of Wasseypur, Gandu, Queens! Destiny of Dance and Dekh Indian Circus are just a few of the Indian films at LIFF 2012, being held from June 20-July 3 Just two days before its release in India (June 22), Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur will premiere at the 2012 London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) as […] Read Article ▶
Anurag Kashyap’s film ‘Michael’ to open London Asian Film Festival

Anurag Kashyap’s film ‘Michael’ to open London Asian Film Festival

5 years ago 1
Abhishek Bachchan will inaugurate the festival and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be awarded The 14th London Asian Film Festival will be held from March 16 to 24, 2012, and Anurag Kashyap’s production Michael starring Naseeruddin Shah and Mahie Gill will kick off the fest on the opening night. Bollywood veteran Shah plays the main role of […] Read Article ▶