Nomadland

Frances McDormand plays a disenfranchised widow in Nomadland. She takes to  the road in a van after she loses her job in a mine which closes down in 2011. And the Nevada town that depended on the mine crumbles, its zip code binned. Nomadland has clinched several Academy Award nominations, including those for Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director, Chloe Zhao, the first Chinese woman auteur (with a degree from New York University) to win this recognition.

The Big Bull

The Big Bull scores with the message that everybody has the right to dream and try and realise it – the way Shah himself made the long leap from a modest home to a palatial mansion. And all because he dared to think big, take even bigger risks, firmly believing in the dictum that there cannot be progress and prosperity without these. The film is inspired by the 1980s-1990s Harshad Mehta scam that shook the market, pushing up share prices to impossible digits.

Irul

Netflix’s latest outing, Irul (Darkness), in Malayalam is far removed from the thrillers and mysteries we have been constantly fed by Tamil cinema, which uses the “jump-scare” method to scare audiences. e dime a dozen. Irul is very, very different from what I have been watching in this genre in Tami films. If I remember right, there was just one single occasion when I jumped out of my sofa. Otherwise, Irul by Naseef Yusuf Izuddin, has a well-edited narrative.

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Cannes Film Festival 2021

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NFDC Film Bazaar 2021

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Tokyo International Film Festival 2020

 

Venice Film Festival 2020

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Mumbai Film Festival 2019

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Cairo International Film Festival 2018

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Kolkata International Film Festival 2018

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Singapore South Asian International Film Festival 2018

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El Gouna Film Festival 2018 

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Dubai International Film Festival 2017

 

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