Kolkata Film festival

Old masters, new stars

Print edition : December 25, 2015

The political dissident and director Jafar Panahi in “Taxi”, which was clandestinely produced and smuggled out of Iran.

Sharmila Tagore (left) and Tabu (right) with the Hungarian actor Kinga Vecsei (second from right) and the producer of "The Wednesday Child", Karoly Feher. Photo: PTI

Jafar Panahi’s niece, Hana Saeidi, receiving the Golden Bear Award for the best film for “Taxi” at the awards ceremony of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 14. Photo: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

"Arventur", directed by Irina Evteeva.

The Hungarian film "The Wednesday Child", directed by Lili Horvath, won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award for the best film.

"The Idol" tells the true story of Mohammed Assaf, a wedding singer from a refugee camp in Gaza , who won the "Arab Idol" 2013 competition.

Khadija Al-Salami’s first feature "I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced" is based on the true story of a girl who became the world’s youngest divorcee in 2008.

A scene from Blanka, directed by Kohki Hasei, the festival's opening film which also won the NETPAC Award in the Asian competition section.

The Brazilian film "The Violin Teacher", directed by Sergio Machado, is about the power of music to change hearts.

Patricio Guzman (right) with one of the cast members of his film "The Pearl Button".

Alexander Sokurov's documentary feature "Francofonia" celebrates the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Canadian director Lea Pool's "The Passion of Augustine" is a smartly crafted movie.

"Last Page" by Nikhilmanjoo Lingaiah got the IFCA Award for the best Indian feature.

The 21st Kolkata International Film Festival showcased some of the best works of the masters of the medium across different genres.
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