Panaji, Nov 22: The ‘Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski in World Film Posters’ exhibition was opened to highlight 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.
Director of ‘the Gods of Water’ meets Press
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 on Friday.
In the film, the protagonist is in search of answer to the quest 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.
Pablo Cesar, who studied the texts of Indian Mythology like Mahabharata, Ramayan and others as a part of his research for the film, said he derives inspiration to make movies from 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.
45th IFFI to screen over 300 films
The 45th edition of the IFFI offers to cine lovers a total of 310 films both in Indian and International sections.
The Indian section has a total of 130 films while International section is showcasing 180 films. Indian Panorama is having 41 films – 26 Feature Films and 15 Non-Feature Films.
Indian Panorama (Feature Films) – 26 films
Indian Panorama (Non-Feature Films) -15 films
Focus: North East Tales of Women – 7 films
Jahnu Barua – 8 films
Celebrating Dance in Indian Cinema – 24 films
Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013 – Retrospective of Gulzar – 8 films
Vintage: A Tribute to Masters (Recipients of Dadasaheb Phalke Award) – 9 films
Homages – 10 films
Students’ film – 23 films
International Cinema offers 180 films in various sections including Opening and closing Films.
Competition – 16 Films (Including Opening Film ‘The President’)
Cinema of the World – 62 Films
Festival Kaleidoscope – 20 films
Masterstrokes – 12 films
Closing Film ‘The Grandmaster’
Special tribute to Jan Troell- ‘Everlasting Moments’
Documentaries – 6 Films
Country Focus – China – 9 Films
Frames: A Window on South Asian Cinema – 8 Films
Retrospective of tracing the Cinematic journey of 3 masters Krzysztof Kieslowski (7 Films), Mohsen Makhmalbaf (8 Films) and Jeon Soo-Il (8 Films)
Restored Classics of Timeless cinema Icons Charlie Chaplin and Francois Truffaut – 2 Each
Soul of Asia – 7 Films
Sketches on Screen – 6 Animation Films
Homage – 5 Films