India

RANG RASIYA – COLOURS OF PASSION

2015-06-15 // 0 Comments

‘Gods cannot be painted in human form’ (and certainly not in the nude) – such is the accusation against artist Raja Ravi Varma in a British court in India of 1896. Yes, they can! A breathtakingly colourful film, RANG RASIYA (Hindi for COLOURS OF PASSION) relates how painter Raja Ravi Varma (ravishing male beauty Randeep Hooda ) takes the liberty to paint [...]

IFFI 2015 – wrap up

2015-06-08 // 0 Comments

Finally is seems to dawn on people in what was formerly called the ‘3rd World’: Earning a living isn’t easy, no matter where you are; that’s the basic message in DES ÉTOILES (a lengthy and poorly made but quite entertaining film by Dyane Gaye, award-winner at the Festival d’Angers in 2014 and winner at the IFFI) as [...]

Beyond Bollywood

2014-04-15 // 0 Comments

Zurich Film Festival concentrates on India’s filmmakers … and they are not alone. London had these new, “India realism” films on show already two years ago. And still, Indian audiences seem not so sure whether they should like it or not. A good sign, I’d [...]