Entertainment
Women need to speak up for sexual harassment to stop: Michal Aviad
Israeli film director Michal Aviad has been wowing crowds and critics alike with her latest offering, Working Woman. The film deals with sexual harassment at workplace, a prevalent problem in most societies. In a chat with IBNS Canada's Asha Bajaj and Sudipto Maity during the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival, Aviad opens up about the issue, remedies to rid the world of such vices and her special love for movies. Excerpts:
Power Publishers now offers a Film Story Bank to production companies
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IBNS): Film production companies can now choose stories for their next film, web series or television show from a bank of ready, high-quality film stories, written by some of the best authors in the country, announced Kolkata-based Power Publishers, recently.
Kolkata, Sep 08 (IBNS): Imagine a group of young people barging into your office and hosting Facebook and Youtube Live. Crazy as it may sound, that is exactly what happened at an office in Kolkata recently.
Bollywood's acting sensation Rajkummar Rao, who initially caught limelight after being a part of horror film Ragini MMS, is returning to the genre with Amar Kaushik directorial Stree. Rajkummar, who stars opposite Sharaddha Kapoor in the upcoming horror-comedy movie, is busy promoting Stree in recent times. Just one day ahead of the film's release, IBNS-TWF brings some excerpts
One of the more unique titles at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is the science-fiction epic ANIARA, co-directed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja. Made with modest means and a surplus of ingenuity, ANIARA is based on a 1956 epic poem by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson and details what happens after we destroy our planet and seek refuge elsewhere. Harrowing and sobering in its portrait of what human beings are capable of, ANIARA constantly surprises. It’s part of a string of intelligent, off-genre pictures from Sweden — such as Ali Abbasi’s Cannes hit Border, also screening at this year’s Festival — which are built around issues and which ask probing, disturbing questions.
Blending social realism with touches of lyricism, Imogen Thomas’ engaging debut feature Emu Runner follows a nine-year-old girl growing up in the isolated community of Brewarrina, Australia. When Gem’s (Rhae-Kye Waites) young mother dies unexpectedly, she copes with the loss by bonding with a wild emu, while her father struggles to keep his family of three children together. As Gem connects with her ancestors’ totem animal — a male emu rearing its chicks — her behaviour attracts the attention of an over-eager social worker who may misinterpret grief for parental neglect.