Indian International Film Festival Winner Blog Posts
124. Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s “Elena” (2011): The third riveting film from a talented filmmaker who makes any perceptive viewer sit up and enjoy layers of meaning
Andrei Zvyagintsev is one of the most interesting among activefilmmakers today. He has only made three feature films. Each of those three filmsis built, to put it in literary terms, on the scale of a novella rather than anepic novel. Each film delves...
by Movies that make you think on Jan 26, 2012
123. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s “Jodái-e Náder az Simin” (Nader and Simin: A Separation) (2011): A delightful study of gender differences and the importance of keeping the family together
Iranian cinema has made impressive strides in recent decadesand Nader and Simin: A Separation isundoubtedly the crowning achievement of Iranian cinema in 2011. It is not often that any film wins three of the four top honors at a major festival such a...
by Movies that make you think on Jan 15, 2012
112. Danish director Susanne Bier’s “Hævnen” (In a Better World) (2010): The importance of parents revisited in the contemporary world scenario
“Surprisingly endearing and thought-provoking” is what I consider Susanne Bier’s Hævnen (In a Better World) to be. To appreciate this Bier offering adequately, it might be useful to note that the lady belongs to “Dogme 95” group—a g...
by Movies that make you think on Jan 27, 2011