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2020 and the pandemic has taught us that digital is here to stay, writes MAMI Artistic Director Smriti Kiran
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2020 and the pandemic has taught us that digital is here to stay, writes MAMI Artistic Director Smriti Kiran

"This period has taught us that even though the theatre and on-ground experience is unmatchable, our digital arm is here to stay."

Remembering Dr Mahinder Watsa: Beyond witty sexpert persona, a generous, compassionate physician and educator
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Remembering Dr Mahinder Watsa: Beyond witty sexpert persona, a generous, compassionate physician and educator

Dr Mahinder Watsa never shied away from answering the many generic and repeated questions asked of him. He said, “Every generation has these questions — somebody has to answer them.” | Filmmaker Vaishali Sinha, director of 'Ask the Sexpert', writes.

How film festivals around the world have adapted to the limitations of the Coronavirus pandemic
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How film festivals around the world have adapted to the limitations of the Coronavirus pandemic

Many film festivals are offering a mix of virtual and physical events in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: MAMI, Cannes, major film festivals unite for 10-day global virtual movie event
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Coronavirus Outbreak: MAMI, Cannes, major film festivals unite for 10-day global virtual movie event

Tribeca Enterprises, the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, and YouTube announced the online festival Monday. Other festivals will also contribute curated programming, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival and those in Berlin, Tokyo and New York.

Saand Ki Aankh, starring Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, to close Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival
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Saand Ki Aankh, starring Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, to close Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival

Saand Ki Aankh and Moothon, both films produced by Anurag Kashyap, have been selected as the closing and the opening film respectively at MAMI 2019.

Jio MAMI's Smriti Kiran builds a gargantuan homegrown film festival, while chasing her love for cinema
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Jio MAMI's Smriti Kiran builds a gargantuan homegrown film festival, while chasing her love for cinema

Smriti Kiran talks about reviving MAMI four years ago when it was on the verge of winding up, and how she put together the slate for the edition this year.

Moothon, Geetu Mohandas' Malayalam action thriller, will open 21st edition of MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
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Moothon, Geetu Mohandas' Malayalam action thriller, will open 21st edition of MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

Moothon features Nivin Pauly in the lead while actors such as Sobhita Dhulipala, Shashank Arora, Harish Khanna, and Omkaar are present in supporting roles.

Buddha.mov director Kabir Mehta talks of treading the fine line of docu-fiction, and his experimental take on voyeurism
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Buddha.mov director Kabir Mehta talks of treading the fine line of docu-fiction, and his experimental take on voyeurism

Kabir Mehta talks about how he gradually lets his viewers explore the hybrid nature of docu-fiction through Buddha.mov, a film about an aspiring reality TV star.

Deepika Padukone appointed new MAMI chairperson, states commitment to creating 'community cinema lovers deserve'
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Deepika Padukone appointed new MAMI chairperson, states commitment to creating 'community cinema lovers deserve'

Deepika Padukone will now preside over as the chairperson of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, after replacing filmmaker Kiran Rao.

Hamid: Exploring grief, fractured lives through the story of an unlikely friendship in Kashmir
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Hamid: Exploring grief, fractured lives through the story of an unlikely friendship in Kashmir

Director Aijaz Khan and the cast of Hamid speak about how the film portrays the relationship shared by a young Kashmiri boy and a CRPF jawan

Jonaki movie review: Aditya Vikram Sengupta's uncompromising approach makes up for film's heavy-duty metaphors, loopy storytelling
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Jonaki movie review: Aditya Vikram Sengupta's uncompromising approach makes up for film's heavy-duty metaphors, loopy storytelling

Jonaki is a film that is meant to be experienced. At its best, it renders all criticism meaningless.

The Florida Project director Sean Baker on his creative process and the politics of his films
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The Florida Project director Sean Baker on his creative process and the politics of his films

Sean Baker speaks about why he makes socially conscious films, and how he is not bothered by a lack of Oscar nominations

The Flight director Buddhadeb Dasgupta, actor Chandan Roy Sanyal on how their surrealist drama was crafted
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The Flight director Buddhadeb Dasgupta, actor Chandan Roy Sanyal on how their surrealist drama was crafted

The Flight marks acclaimed filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta 's second collaboration with actor Chandan Roy Sanyal. They had earlier collaborated on the 2016 film Tope: The Bait.

Aadish Keluskar's film Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil premieres at Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival
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Aadish Keluskar's film Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil premieres at Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival

Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil is competing in the prestigious India Gold category and has also been shortlisted for the Oxfam Award for Best Film On Gender Equality at the 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.

Boy Erased movie review: Joel Edgerton's Oscar-bait drama handles theme of gay conversion therapy with nuance
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Boy Erased movie review: Joel Edgerton's Oscar-bait drama handles theme of gay conversion therapy with nuance

Boy Erased makes for a satisfying watch, not least because gay conversion therapy is still practised in several American states.

Sangeeta Datta's Bird of Dusk is an impassioned tribute to her friend, Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh
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Sangeeta Datta's Bird of Dusk is an impassioned tribute to her friend, Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh

Bird of Dusk premiered at the Jio MAMI 20th Film Festival and Firstpost got a chance to interact with the director Sangeeta Datta.

Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival: Documentary True Blue tells the story of indigo in India
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Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival: Documentary True Blue tells the story of indigo in India

Swati Dandekar, the director of True Blue, speaks about the craftspeople who are keeping the tradition of using natural indigo alive