In these coronavirus times, understanding why the mind seeks lighter fare over heavy-duty, 'difficult' cinema
The coronavirus outbreak has shaken the foundations of the Maslow's need-hierarchy pyramid: self-actualisation has been pushed to the back burner.
Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita depicts the suicide of an intellectual, and the death of everything he stands for
Two words have dominated the conversations — in the media, on social media, and all around us — in the entertainment beat this week: “suicide” and “depression”.
At a time we are surrounded by mortal fear (and we’ve just lost two of our most beloved actors), it’s perhaps natural that the mind drifts towards death, which has inspired some of the most inventive cinematic narratives.
Max Von Sydow made his Hollywood debut as Jesus in the 1965 film The Greatest Story Ever Told, but gained widespread international fame as the devil-evicting priest in William Friedkin’s controversial 1973 film The Exorcist
Hany Abu-Assad, Asghar Farhadi, Ingmar Bergman's films expose challenges of working in languages other than your own
The last film by Hany Abu-Assad, Head of the Jury, International Competition at Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival received with a modest shrug.
Bibi Andersson's only major award for her indelible work with Ingmar Bergman was at Cannes for Brink of Life
Andersson was just 27 when she acted in Brink of Life. Even at that young age, and even when the lines take a dramatic turn, you find this no-fuss, no-sentimentality quality.
Bibi Andersson and Ingmar Bergman: Revisiting one of cinema's most fruitful actor-director collaborations
Bibi Andersson and Ingmar Bergman worked together on 13 films, including such masterpieces as The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966) and Scenes from a Marriage (1973).
Bibi Andersson, Swedish actress who starred in Ingmar Bergman’s Persona and The Seventh Seal, dies at 83
Swedish actress Bibi Andersson, best known for her roles in legendary director Ingmar Bergman’s films, died on 14 April aged 83
Berlinale 2019: The important collaboration of Francois Ozon and Charlotte Rampling, recipient of Golden Bear
Under the Sand will be screened in the Homage section at Berlinale 2019, along with another (and more popular) Ozon-Rampling collaboration, Swimming Pool.
Roma: Alfonso Cuarón has developed into an able craftsman but does not have anything of significance to say
What critics respond to most is the look of a film and it is only in its ‘look’ that Roma comes up trumps; still, the look of a film is not something it is long remembered by.
IFFI 2018: Sridevi, Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna to be honoured with special screenings of their films
IFFI, to be held from 20 to 28 November in Goa, will be showcasing 212 films this year.
There will be two international premieres, 15 Asian premieres and about 60 Indian premieres at the International Film Festival of India to be held in Goa.
IFFI 2018: Akshay Kumar, Chitrangada Singh will attend film festival to present their sports-centric films
The films from the sports section of IFFI 2018 to be screened at the event are Gold, Soorma, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, 1983, Mary Kom and MSD: The Untold Story..
International Film Festival of India 2018 to honour Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman; Israel is country of focus
International Film Festival of India will be held in Goa from 2o to 28 November in Goa.
Persona showcases not only Ingmar Bergman's technical mastery of the cinematic medium but also reveals his relentless quest for truthful cinematic expression.
Revisiting The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) — Ingmar Bergman's 1957 masterpiece about God's eternal silence
On the 100th birth anniversary of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, we revisit his 1957 masterpiece, The Seventh Seal.
The Oxford English Dictionary adds over 100 film-related words, including like Spielbergian, Kubrickian
The Oxford English Dictionary has added over 100 words and phrases that are used in the language of cinema: 'cinematography to criticism, film scripts to film-makers'
London Film Festival 2018: What to look forward to — from Peter Jackson’s WWI docu to Bergman's lost spy thriller
The London Film Festival opens on 10 October with Steve McQueen’s Widows and closes on 21 October with John S. Baird’sStan And Ollie.
Cinema has persisted with the myth that artists create their best work when suffering emotional turmoil
World cinema isn't just an intimidating thing meant for critics scurrying between films at Cannes and Venice, and they need to be liberated from the echo chamber that they’re so often trapped in.