World Film Posters Exhibition of Krzysztof Kieslowski Opens at IFFI
Earlier, Shri Tong Gang, Vice Minister State Administration of Press Publication Radio Film and Television of Peoples Republic of China, Chinese actor Tony Leung Chinwai, actress Zhang Ziyi, director Ms. XueXiaolu, ShriBimalJulka, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcastingand Festival Director lighted the inaugural lamp. Speaking on the occasion,ShriBimalJulkasaid that at the 45thIFFI a strong step has been taken to bring energies of both the nations together by showcasing some of the best films from China. It is imperative to appreciate each other’s work, he added. Referring to Indo-China Audio-Visual Co-production Agreement signed on 18th September, 2014 in presence of Indian Prime Minister and Chinese President, the Secretary said, this agreement aimsat encouraging audio-visual content collaboration amongst both the countries. Both India and China have been blessed with rich traditions and culture and have a vast pool of resources. Be it pre-production, production, post-production, special effects, marketing or distribution, both the countries can benefit with each other’s expertise and market opportunity. It is now time to join these creative forces and create content which can cater to both the countries. Immediately after the inaugural ceremony, the “Indo-China Joint Working Group” went into meeting on the sidelines of the festival to further discuss the implementation of the Indo-China Audio-Visual Co-Production agreement. Director of ‘the Gods of Water’ Pablo Cesar Meets Press at 45th IFFI Pablo Cesar, the director of ‘The Gods of Water’ premier film in world cinema section of 45th edition of IFFI addressed a press conference here today.In the film, the protagonist is in search of answer to thequest of whether the ancient knowledge was science or based on religion.The film traces his search of the last wise men for obtaining answer from them on this.The film is made in collaboration with Argentina, Angola and Ethiopia, he said. He studied the texts of Indian Mythology like Mahabharata, Ramayan and others as a part of his research for the film. He said that he derives inspiration to make movies from the Indian cinema scene. He has been attending film festivals in India for last 20 years. His next project focuses on Rabindranath Tagore’s 1924 visit to Argentina. His movie will be premiered in Argentina at the end of February. Pablo Cesar is the recipient of International Awards and has also participated as jury in the festivals of Amiens (France), Montreal (Canadayouth cinema festival), Kelibia (Tunisia), Huy (Belgium), Hyderabad (India), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Villa Carlos Paz and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Heis a professor at the Universidad del cine of Buenos Aires since 1992 specializes the subjects of direction, production and author`s cinema seminar.Panaji, Goa: The ‘Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski in World Film Posters’ exhibition was opened here today highlighting the rich trajectory of films made by acclaimed Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski . The exhibition was inaugurated by the international jury chairman of 45th IFFI, Slawomir Idziak. The Ambassador of Poland to India, Tomasz Lukaszuk, Director of Polish institute for culture, New Delhi, Anna Tryc-Bromley and other international dignitaries were also present to grace the occasion. The film posters are sourced from The Museum of Cinematography, City of Lodz, Poland. There are 45 posters of some of Kieslowski’s outstanding works including Three colours 1994 (Japan), Decalogue 1988 (Denmark), The double life of Veronique 1991(Poland) and Three colours: white 1993 (France). The Posters are designed by renowned artists such as Andrzej Pagowski, Jakub Erol, and Andrzej Krauze. The major highlight of the exhibition is Andrzej Pagowski`s poster for the 1979 drama “Camera Buff”. The exhibition presents posters designed in various languages including English, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Czech, German, French, Russian and Hungarian. China Opens with Screening of ‘Finding Mr. Right’ The Country Focus-China opened here today with the screening of film ‘Finding Mr. Right’ at Kala Academy.Directed by Ms. XueXiaolu the film is about a city girl travelling to Seattle to give birth to the son who is going to help her win over her rich married boyfriend. But when she arrives in Seattle nothing goes right.She is stuck sharing her house with two other pregnant ladies and has trouble reaching her boyfriend.She ends up romancing with her driver who is the opposite of everything she ever wanted in a man.