SANSARE DADAYAKKARA, a film of Prasanna Jayakody (Srilanka) in Barcelona

SANSARE DADAYAKKARA, Dir. Prasanna Jayakody | Sri Lanka | 2015 |75’
Leopard Do Not Bite (Sinhalese: Dadayakkaraya) is a Sri Lankan drama directed by Prasanna Jayakody, starring  Sanjeewa Upendra, Hemasiri Liyanage, and Christina Britto. It depicts a conflict between a monk and a hunter, giving a ground to a philosophical exploration of death’s place in life. The story was inspired by Simon Navagattegama’s novel Dadayakkaraya’s story. It was screened at 20th Busan International Film Festival 2015. Continue reading SANSARE DADAYAKKARA, a film of Prasanna Jayakody (Srilanka) in Barcelona

Imagineindia 2018 AWARDS

BEST FILM :     Newton (India) Amit Masurkar                                                                                            Producers :   Manish Mundra, Shiladitya Bora.

BEST DIRECTOR :   Veronica Kedar (Israel) for  Family

BEST ACTOR :  Tzahi Grad (Israel) for The Cousin

BEST ACTRESS :   Angellie Nicolle Sanoy (Phillipines) for  Bomba

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY  :    Airat Iamilov (Russia)  for Sofichka

BEST MUSIC :     Daphne Keenan (Israel)  for  Family

SPECIAL MENTION IN MUSIC :  Highway 318 (Yunxing Nie) China

BEST SHORT FILM :  ADN of Wild Beasts (Delphine Montaigne) France

SPECIAL MENTION for short films :

Shmama (Miki Polonski)  Israel

Nada (Adel Ahmed Yehia)  Egypt



July rain (M.Khutsiev) a prophetic work at Imagineindia Navarra

Fimoteque of Navarra                                                                                                       Paseo Antonio Pérez Goyena  3                                                                               Pamplona                                                                                                                                   Tf :  848 424 795                                                                                                         

Wednesday 21 december                                                                                   20.00 h

Marlen Khutsiev’s “July Rain” has lost none of its radical modernity. Often described as the Soviet version of an Antonioni film, pic follows 28-year-old Lena (Evgeniya Uralova, who bears a vague resemblance to Monica Vitti) through a kind of existential crisis, as she realizes her relationship with perfect boyfriend Volodya (Aleksandr Belyavsky) is empty and their friends are superficial fools. Continue reading July rain (M.Khutsiev) a prophetic work at Imagineindia Navarra

Taandro, a film of Samten Bhutia

TAANDRO (Nepal) 2015

Director:  Samten Bhutia
Music:  Aadha Sur
Producer:  Satish Kumar Gautam
Cast:  Dayahang Rai, Rajan Khatiwada, Buddhi Tamang
Script:  Samten Bhutia, Upendra Subba

Koshish is a member of an underground Maoist group that is battling the Government of Nepal to overthrow the monarchy and establish a republic. He specifically belongs to the cultural wing of the outfit, which consists of troops that go from village to village and spread awareness among the poor, uneducated masses about their rights. It is in effect the propaganda wing of the guerilla outfit. Koshish is leading an unarmed cultural troop on an awareness program in the village of Chailung, in the western district of Lamjung. Continue reading Taandro, a film of Samten Bhutia


Few films have shown early 1960’s Moscow, its young inhabitants, its streets, squares, houses, and apartments in such lively, immediate fashion and created a such clear-sighted portrait of a whole generation’s attitude towards life as Marlen Khutsiev’s MNE DVADTSAT LET (I Am Twenty, 1961-64). Born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1925 and trained at the State Film Academy (WGIK) in Moscow, this director, screenwriter, actor, professor, and outstanding protagonist of the 1950s and 60s Soviet New Wave produced the central work of Soviet Thaw-Era cinema with this film, despite the fact it had to be cut and reworked following an intervention by Khrushchev. Continue reading IMAGINEINDIA AT FILMOTEQUE OF NAVARRA (DECEMBER 2016)