Film classics to enthrall M'loreans

Film classics to enthrall M'loreans

Curtains up on four-day long international film festival

District Commissioner Subodh Yadav inaugurating the four day International Film Festival by flapping a shot. Karnataka Film Academy Member M S Gunasheelan, National Award winning film maker Abhaya Simha  and Mahesh PU College Principal Nityananda Shetty look on. DH Photo

The DC opined that good cinemas have the potential to create public opinion and thereby bring about qualitative changes in the society.

He said that it is a positive sign to see classic cinemas being screened at places apart from metropolitan cities.

National Award winning film maker Abhaya Simha said that film festivals always come as silver lining for those directors whose cinemas do not hit theatre screens due to budget factor.

“It is unfortunate that people watch movies only keeping entertainment factor in mind,” he said adding that people should open their minds and watch unconventional cinemas too.
He said that film festivals should not just become place to watch movies from different countries but it should become a platform for cultural exchange.

Film in Education and Education in Film are the two main motives of Film Academy said member of Karnataka Film Academy member M S Gunasheelan.

The 16 films selected to be screened over four days include Indian films in Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam and International films from countries like Israel, Iran, Iran, Czech, South Africa, Russia, France, Algeria, United States of America, China and Korea. The inaugural was followed by the first movie screening ‘Belli Moda’, directed by Puttanna Kanagal.
A discussion was also organised at Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan where thinker Dr Willi R D’Silva spoke on ‘Cinema and Social Construction’ and Abhay Simha spoke on ‘Popular cinema and Language of Cinema’.

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