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Chaitanya Tamhane Is On This Year’s Venice Film Festival Jury

Good news for Indian indie lovers: filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane will be on the jury of the Orizzonti (Horizons) section of this year’s Venice International Film Festival, as per a report by Variety.

His debut film Court, a multilingual courtroom drama, had won two awards at the prestigious festival in 2014 — the Lion Of The Future for Tamhane and Best Film – Orizzonti. It later went on to win many awards at festivals all around the world before winning the National Award for Best Feature Film in 2015.

Court was officially selected as India’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 88th Academy Awards. However, it failed to garner a nomination.

The Horizons section at Venice, the oldest film festival in the world, is dedicated to the discovery of cutting-edge cinema. Tamhane’s fellow jury members include American film critic and historian Jim Hoberman, Egyptian actress Nelly Karim, Italian actress Valentina Lodovini, South Korean actress-director Moon So-ri, and Spanish critic Jose Maria Prado.

In June, Tamhane was selected to be mentored by Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón under the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative for 2016–17.

*Featured photo: Writer and director Chaitanya Tamhane poses with the Orizzonti Award for Best Film and the Lion of the Future for a debut film (Luigi De Laurentis) for his movie ‘Court’ during a photocall following the awards ceremony on the closing day of the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 6, 2014 at Venice Lido. Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

(Source: www.huffingtonpost.in)

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Malaysia-Philippines film to represent Asia at Venice Film Festival

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — A co-production between Malaysia and Philippines called Singing in Graveyards is set to represent Asia at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.

The movie, which will be making its world premiere at said festival, is the only Asian movie that will be competing at the festival’s 31st edition of Critics’ Week, In Competition.

It is also up for the Lion of the Future Award from the Main Section of the festival.

Singing in Graveyards marks the directorial debut by Malaysian producer Bradley Liew, who received the Visions Sud Est Production Support Fund to make his first feature.

This isn’t the first time for the 26-year-old filmmaker to collaborate with Filipino talents, as he also previously produced Lav Diaz’s When The Waves Are Gone, which won the Paris Coproduction Village Award at the 20th Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).

Starring Filipino-British singer-songwriter Pepe Smith, Singing in Graveyards tells the story of 68-year-old Pepe, an impersonator of a Filipino rock legend who lives alone on the borders of reality, imagination and mysticism.

Also part of the cast are Filipino actors Mercedes Cabral, Susan Africa, Sunshine Teodoro, Bernardo Bernando, Matt Daclan and Joel Saracho, as well as producer Bianca Balbuena, filmmaker Lav Diaz, and singer Ely Buendia.

The 2016 Venice International Film Festival will run at Venice Lido from August 31 to September 10.

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(Source: http://www.themalaymailonline.com)