Thursday, 13 December 2012

Chile films are under threat from Hollywood: Francisca Silva

Acclaimed woman director from Chile, Francisca Silva, said that Chile films are in new ways but still the audiences are for Hollywood films, which is a threat. The director opened her mind about Chile film industry and its growth in meet the press held on the seventh day of 17th International Film Festival of Kerala.

Silva said that her film was inspired by a true event of kidnapping in Vienna. Adding to this she said, the film also question what are feelings of love and freedom. On speaking about the Chile film industry, she said that is a great moment for the films there at present as the new generation directors are making films focusing on the common life and the search for their own identity. Chile is a capitalist country that is ruled by a businessperson, Silva expressed her views on her motherland. Even though there is peace in the nation, people are centered by many other problems, she expressed her disappointment.

“Filmistaan is my tribute to Indian Cinema”, quoted by director Nitin Kakkar. He also mentioned that he wanted to give his tribute in the original form and thus he fixed to shot in 35 mm camera and the film was completed in just 20days. The film explores the relation between India and Pakistan through the medium of films. This theme was selected because films are the link the now also exist between both the nations and connects the people.

Director A Adyeapartha Rajan of the film ‘The Crier’ said that the film is a tale of love, light, compassion and lust. He was also speaking in the press meet. Rajan who gave a gist of the story said that film is around five characters in three nights, which took four years to complete. The film is shot in Red MX Super 16 camera, he added.

Before start of the press meet, a book launch of TA Razak’s ‘Rapakal’ was done by Nitin Kakkar who handed over the first copy to Beena Paul Venugopal, IFFK artistic director.

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