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Posts from — November 2010

New issue of Wide Screen

Vol.2 No.2 Special Issue on Production Studies.

Guest Editors: Dorota Ostrowska and Graham Roberts

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November 23, 2010   No Comments  

Taming by Nidal Aldibs

by Latika Padgaonkar

You leave the cinema hall slightly unsettled after viewing Nadal Al Dibs’ latest film Taming. Like having experienced the real and the unreal. The film had its world premiere at the recently concluded Abu Dhabi Film Festival as was part of the Narrative Competition. Set in Damascus to begin with, the film moves into the desert, and you begin to wonder whether the magic of the desert haunts the senses of the characters or the viewer or of both. [Read more →]

November 17, 2010   No Comments  

Interiorising Bangla cinema and its decline

by Suruchi Mazumdar

Uttam Kumar passed away thirteen days before I was born. For the uninitiated, he was the matinee idol of popular Bengali cinema of post-Independent era. As the news of the star actor’s untimely and sudden death spread, my heavily pregnant mother – nonchalantly risking my impending arrival and ignoring my helpless father’s vain objections – wobbled through a swelling and maddening crowd to catch a last glimpse of the hero of her youth and childhood. [Read more →]

November 7, 2010   No Comments