Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Tuesday 30th: The White Balloon

The Iranian New Year is coming up, and young Rafi has an unusual wish. She wants a goldfish that dances in the bowl, and the regular ones are too skinny for her liking.
Jafar Panahi's award-winning debut film also happens to be written by Abbas Kiarostami, the acclaimed Iranian director.

Name: Badkonake Sefid( or The White Balloon)
Released in:1995
Runtime:85 mins

Friday, 26 June 2009

HandoutThe 7 Year Itch

Film:The Seven Year Itch, starring the infamous Marilyn Monroe, directed by Billy Wilder.
The film was screened in March, our month of Comedy.
Handout designed by Anish Dasgupta of UG 3rd semester, Graphic Design.
Handmade front(as seen above),
Inside printed text.

Handout:History of the world Part 1

Title:History of the World Part-1, directed by Mel Brooks.
Screened in March, our month of Comedy.
Handout designed by Anish Dasgupta, currently in 3rd semester Graphic Design. The front was printed out on A3 format and displayed as a poster,as well.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Poster/Handout FYI

Here are the basic details that must be included when one is interested in making a poster/handout. These are necessary to give out the right amount of information to the community,and to prevent any confusions such as 'Oh I thought the film was last week?'

Poster MUSTS!
1.Film name
2.Director name
3.Filmclub Logo( on blog,RHS)
4.Time and location(Generally 6:15,Audi)
5.Date of screening

You must have seen the film before making a poster.(We will issue it previously for you,from the KMC).Please note that faff-making is visible,and direct copying of posters from online is a waste of time and paper/print facilities.

Hand-made posters,please collect your posters after the film,Filmclub is not responsible if other students love your artwork to the extent of neatly flicking it for their own walls. Also the size MUST be a double-imperial sheet.

Print posters, both Colour/B&W. Email the pdf to filmclub@nid.edu .Only A3.

Feast upon Delicatessen

Imagine a post-apocalyptic society where food is so rare that it's invaluable, and is traded as currency.
So what's a delicatessen,or bakery,doing at the bottom floor of an apartment building? Ex-clowns lend their hearts to bakers' daughters, bargaining more than just a handyman's job in a deliciously black comedy directed by none other than the maker of the quirky french comedy, Amelie.

Director(s):Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
Released in:1991
Runtime:99 mins

Thursday 24th


Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Poster for City of God

Sent in by Aditya Somway,
2nd Year PG,Furniture and Interior Design.

Monday, 22 June 2009

23rd Tuesday:City of God

City of God (Portuguese: Cidade de Deus) is a 2002 Brazilian crime drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund.

It was adapted from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins which was based on a true story. It depicts the growth of organized crime in this Rio de Janeiro suburb, between the end of the '60s and the beginning of the '80s.

Youth gangs took over the slums of Rio de Janiero during this era ,and didn't relinquish their stronghold until the mid-1980s.
Only a sucker wouldn't have turned to crime and this is exactly how naive teen Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) views himself. His attempts in illegal activity fail as he finds potential victims too friendly and he is equally unsuccessful in love.
Blood spills throughout the streets of the Ciudad de Deus as the 'infallible' gang leader Li'l Ze is challenged by local drug lords and a gang of pre-teens known as the Runts.
Rocket shoots all of this action with his weapon of choice, a camera.

Director Fernando Meirelles combines visual flashiness with dark history in telling the story of three decades of unrest in underground Rio de Janiero. Technically flawless, the Brazilian film uses a rapid-cutting style to flash back and forth in time

Special screening:Remembering the Maestro.

Remembering the Maestro.
Sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan passed away on Friday 19th 2009.

NID Film Club would like to pay a tribute the master, every one is requested to be at the AUDI, today, at 6:15 pm.

As per the programme we’ll like to start with listening to a rear recording of Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar rendering DHUN PALAAS KAFI
Followed by a movie Ustad composed music for : Devi, directed by Satyajit Ray.

Something about the Maestro.

Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan was born on April 14, 1922 in Shibpur village of comilla district , now in Bangladesh, Khan took up music at the age of 3, learning vocal music from his father Ustad Alauddin Khan and percussion from his uncle, Fakir Aftabuddin.
Khan gave his first performance in Allahabad at the age of 13 and made his first gramophone recording in Lacknow when he was in his 20s. He became the court musician of the Maharaja of Jodhpur and continued for seven years until his patrons passed away. The state of Jodhpur bestowed upon him the title of ‘Ustad’.
At the request of Menuhin, Khan visited U.S. in 1955 and performed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.He was the first to cut a long play record of Indian classical music in US. and to give a sarod recital on American TV.
A recipient of Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, he was a colossus in the world of the Indian classical music for the last five decades. He was admired by both eastern as well as western musicians for his brilliant composition and his mastery of the 25-string instrument .
He founded the Ali Akhbar College of Music in Kolkata in 1956. In 1956 he began teaching in the U.S. and opened a branch of his college there and in Switzerland. In 1997, the maestro performed at the United Nations to celebrate the 50th year of India’s Independence.

The Ustad also composed music for films. He scored music for Chetan Anand’s Aandhian(1953), Ivory-Merchant production House Holder, Tapan Sinha’s Khudita Pashan, Stayajit Ray’s Devi and U.S. director Bernardo Bertolucci’s Little Buddha.

18th June:Opening Film

It's that time of the year again, when one must choose the perfect 'opening show' for a brand new year.
Filmclub is proud to have presented Miyazaki's Oscar award-winning 'Spirited Away' ,on Thursday 18th June.

Hayao Miyazaki
is one of the world's greatest animation directors. He was born in 1941,Tokyo.The magically constructed plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan.
[When asked about his work's role in modern pop-culture] "The truth is I have watched almost none of it. The only images I watch regularly come from the weather report."

The film. In a universe comparable only to Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland', find jekyll-and-hyde witches, ancient japanese gods and symbols, unusual bathhouses and a myriad of mysterious and chillingly dream-like creatures that only Hayao Miyazaki could bring to life.
It all starts with a wrong turn down the road.

Spirited Away (or Sen To Chihiro no Kamikakushi)
Directed/Written by Hayao Miyazaki