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GURU DUTT (Classic among the classics)

FILMS  SELECTED :

BAAZI  (1951)
AAR PAAR  (1954)
MR. & MRS. 55  (1955)
SAHIB BIBI AUR GULAM  (1962)

These films will be shown in June 2015 at Spanish Film Institute.

Biography

Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icon of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than 50 films during his lifetime, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood’s Golden Age. They are known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their artistic and lyrical content, and they went on to become trendsetters that have influenced Bollywood ever since. But for all his genius, there was a shroud of tragedy that overshadowed his career and life.

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BAAZI

BAAZI
Guru Dutt
Cast : Dev Anand, Geeta Bali, Kalpana Kartik
India. 1951. 143 min. Drama. Musical.

Venue :

Spanish Film Institute
3,  21  June

Madan comes from a poor family background. Unable to find employment, he takes to gambling in a big way. He makes a lot of money, and decides to open a gambling den, where he makes even more money. He meets with sophisticated and cultured Dr. Rajani, and both are attracted to each other. But Rajani’s dad does not approve of Madan nor of his background, and would prefer that Rajani marry Inspector Ramesh. Rejected, Madan meets with vivacious and outgoing Meena, and romances her. Then Inspector Ramesh arrests Madan and imprisons him for the murder of Meena, who was killed with a revolver with Madan’s fingerprints on it.

AAR PAAR

AAR PAAR
Guru Dutt
Cast : Shyama, Guru Dutt, Jagdish Sethi
India. 1954. 146 min. Romance. Musical.

Venue :

Spanish Film Institute
7,  23  June

Kalu is a taxi-driver in Bombay. He has two women who love him and would like to marry him. Kalu first wants to establish himself, and become rich, before he can even think of marriage. One of the women who loves him, has a father who is involved in gangster-type activities, and would like Kalu also to join him so that he can get rich soon. Kalu has now to decide to become rich quick or sleep better.

MR & MRS 55

MR & MRS 55
Guru Dutt
Cast : Madhubala, Guru Dutt, Lalita Pawar
India. 1955. 157 min. Romance. Musical.

Venue :

Spanish Film Institute
9,  25  June

A young, naive heiress, in custody of a martinet and flamingly feminist aunt is forced into a ‘marriage of convenience’ with an unemployed cartoonist in an attempt to save her millions – a move orchestrated by the scheming aunt. However, in the course of her ostensibly married life, she learns the true meaning of marriage and the deep significance of being an Indian wife, much to the dismay of her aunt, who, in adherence to her wayward beliefs, has been trying to instill every kind of anti-male sentiment in her niece’s ingenuous mind.

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
Guru Dutt
Cast : Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman
India. 1962. 152 min. Drama. Musical.

Venue :

Spanish Film Institute
13,  24  June

A Zamindar neglects his wife and prefers the company of alcohol and dancing girls. The decadence of the Bengali Zamindar milieu and the raising bourgeoisie in the late 19th century, seen through the eyes of a young upward mobile rustic seeking fortune in Calcutta, and fascinated by the lady of the house.

Imagineindia 2009

20 – 30 May

CLOSING GALA :  ATENEO DE MADRID , 30 – May 21.00h

VENUES

FILMOTECA ESPAÑOLA
ATENEO DE MADRID
CINE PALAFOX
INSTITUTO FRANCES
SALA TRIANGULO
CASA ASIA
LA BOCA ESPACIO CULTURAL                                                                                   LA ESCALERA DE JACOB

JURY

MARIA DE MEDEIROS (President)
ANTONIO SAURA
ALBERTO LUCHINI
MIGUEL LOSADA
NEETA JAIN DUHAUT
ISAKI LACUESTA
CHUS GUTIERREZ
GUILLERMO FESSER
ALEX BRANDEMUHL
KIRA MIRO
LUCIA HOYOS

AWARDS

Best  Film
Best  Director
Best  Actor
Best  Actress
Best  Music

SECTIONS

INDIAN  SECTION

COMPETITION

FROZEN  (Shivajee Chandrabhusan)
DEV D  (Anurag Kashyap)
MUMBAI MERI JAAN  (Nishikant Kamat)
A WEDNESDAY  (Neeraj Pandey)
WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR  (Shyam Benegal)
STORY OF THE RED HILLS  (Remo d,souza)
ORE KADAL (Shyamaprasad)
GULABI TALKIES  (Girish Kasaravalli)
THE PRISONER  (Pryas Gupta)
4 WOMEN  (Adoor Gopalakrishnan)

FILMS  OF  TAPAN SINHA

GALPO HOLEO SATTI
JATUGRIHA

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   SHAJI KARUN

PIRAVI
SWAHAM
VANAPRASTHAM
NISHAD

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   GIRISH KASARAVALLI

DWEEPA
HASINA
NAAYI NERALU
GHATASHRADDHA
GULABI TALKIES

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   SATYAJIT RAY

ASHANI SANKET
ABHIJAN
CHIRIAKHANA
PRATIDWANDI
KANCHENJUNGA

CLASSICS

JATUGRIHA (Tapan Sinha)
ASHANI SHANKET (Satyajit Ray)
ABHIJAN (Satyajit Ray)
PRATIDWANDI (Satyajit Ray)
KANCHENJUNGA (Satyajit Ray)
CHIRIAKHANA (Satyajit Ray)
GALPO HOLEO SATTI (Tapan Sinha)

DOCUMENTARIES

3 MEN and A BULB
PUNCHES and PONYTAILS
THE INDIAN KNOT
O BAI
STORY OF PATHER PANCHALI

SHORT  FILMS

GOOD NIGHT
TUMSE MILKE
LITTLE TERRORIST
THE FOREST

OUT  OF  COMPETITION

DEVAKI (Bappaditya Bandhopadday)
MIRCH MASALA (Ketan Mehta)
IQBAL (Nagesh Kukunoor)
KANTATAAR (Bappaditya Bandhopadday)
ROAD TO LADAKH (Ashvin Kumar)
LITTLE ZIZOU (Sooni Taraporevala)                                                                         THE RIVER  (Jean Renoir)
INDIA  (R. Rossellini)

ASIAN  SECTION

COMPETITION

DREAMS FROM THE THIRD WORLD  (Kan Lume)  Singapoor
THREE WISHES THREE LOVES  (Nan Achnas)  Indonesia
RAMCHAND PAKISTANI (Mehreen Jabber)  Pakistan
THE MOON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL (Nguyen Vinh Son)Vietnam.
THE WAY WE ARE (Ann Hui) China
KOLORETE (Ruelo Lozendo) Phillipines
CALL IF YOU NEED ME (James Lee) Malaysia
THREE WOMEN (Manijeh Hekmat) Iran
WE WENT TO WONDERLAND (Xiaolu Guo)  China

OUT  OF  COMPETITION

ELECTION 2  (Johnny To)
WAITING FOR THE CLOUDS  (Yesim Ustaouglu)
THOSE THREE  (Naghi Nemati)
WITH A GIRL OF BLACK SOIL  (Soo il Jeon)
KEKA  (Quark Henares)
THIS IS MY MOON  (Asoka Handagama)
DENIAS, SINGING ON THE CLOUD  (John de Rantau)
PYE DOG  (Chin Kin Kwok)
CENTRE STAGE  (Stanley Kwan)
AFTER THIS OUR EXILE  (Patrick Tam)
AN AUTUMN,S TALE  (Mabel Cheun)
ROUGE  (Stanley Kwan)
THE FLOATING LANDSCAPE  (Lai Miu Suet)
ISABELLA  (Ho Cheung Pang)

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   WON KAR WAI

AS TEARS GO BY
DAYS OF BEING WILD
CHUNGKING EXPRESS
FALLEN ANGELS
HAPPY TOGETHER

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   EDUARD YANG

IN OUR TIME
A CONFUCIAN CONFUSSION
MAHJONG

GYPSY  FILMS

CYMBALON LEGACY  (Mano Camon)
SEARCHING FOR THE 4TH NAIL  (George Eli)
AMERICAN GYPSY  (Jassmine Dellal)
GYPSY CARAVAN  (Jassmine Dellal)
DALLAS  (Robert Pejo)
SONGE OF THE DUNES  (Paula Fouce)

AUSTRALIAN  FILMS

LANTANA  (Ray Lawrance)
TWO HANDS  (Gregor Jordan).
SWIMMING UPSTREAM  (Russel Mulcahy)
LITTLE FISH  (Rowan Woods)
JINDABAYNE  (Ray Lawrance)
IRRESISTIBLE  (Anne Turner)
ROMULUS MY FATHER  (Richard Roxburgh)
NOISE  (Mattiew Saville)
BLACK WATER  (David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki).
SILENT ROOM  (Rolf der Heer)

IMAGINEINDIA 2009  AWARDS

Best  film : FROZEN (Shivajee Chandrabhusan)
Best  director : NEERAJ PANDEY (A Wednesday)
Best  actress : MEERA JASMINE (Ore Kadal)
Best  actor : RAJAT KAPOOR (El Prisionero)
Mejor music : JOHN P. VARKEY (Frozen)

Best Asian Film : RAMCHAND PAKISTANI (Mehreen Jabber)
Best Asian Director : NGUYEN VINH SON (La luna en el fondo del pozo)

 

Imagineindia 2007

SECCTIONS and FILMS

COMPETITION

DOR  (Nagesh Kukunoor)                                                                                               MAATY MAAY  (Chitra Palekar)                                                                                   KYA TUM HO  (Vaseem Ahmed Dehlvi)                                                                 OM KARA  (Vishal Bharadwaj)                                                                                     BAYO  (Gajendra Ahire)                                                                                                     PHALTU  (Anjan Das)                                                                                                         NOTTAM  (Sashi Paravoor)

60 YEARS FROM INDIAN INDEPENDENCE

SAHEED BHAGAT SINGH  (Manoj Kumar)                                                         VASTHUHARA  (Govindan Aravindan)                                                                   TRAIN TO PAKISTAN  (Pamela Rooks)
IN MEMORY OF FRIENDS  (Anand Patwardan)

RETROSPECTIVE OF MANI RATNAM

Bombay                                                                                                                                       Yuva                                                                                                                                             A peck on the cheek                                                                                                             Dil Se                                                                                                                                             Iruvar                                                                                                                                           Mouna Ragam

RETROSPECTIVE OF SMITA PATIL

Giddh , the vulture  (T.S. Ranga)                                                                                   Mirch Masala  (Ketan Mehta)                                                                                         Chakra  (R.Dharmaraj)                                                                                                       Bhavni Bhavai (Ketan Mehta)                                                                                       Umbartha  (Jabbar Patel)                                                                                                 Bazaar  (Sagar Sarhadi)

HOMAGE TO SHARMILA TAGORE

El mundo de Apu  ( Satyajit Ray)

HOMAGE TO  A.R.RAHMAN

Bombay ( Mani Ratnam)

PREMIERE

EKLAVYA  ( Vidhu Vinod Chopra)                                                                               LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI  (Rajkumar Hirani)

SPONSORS

COCA – COLA                                                                                                                         CATAI TOURS                                                                                                                         TATA MOTORS                                                                                                                       EMBAJADA DE LA INDIA                                                                                               DIRECTORATE OF FILM FESTIVALS

Imagineindia 2008

23 May – 2 June

PRESENTATION
One more year the dates of ImagineIndia Madrid Indian Film Festival, 7th Edition, are nearer. Established in 1999 as a pioneering event for showing Indian , Asian and Arab films.
23rd may – 2nd june, 2008. This can be felt as all the workers of the organization seem to be nervious as it was the first day of the festival.
Will we get this film, will be coming that director, have been finished the translations, have we got those stills etc ?
An enourmous job done by these mens and womens searching films, directors, artists all over the world. But it,s an inmense pleasure having the oportunity to contact, to talk to peoples from the other end of the world, so different to us. If Cinema is these days an universal language, our festival ImagineIndia is the event where they meet all the caracters of this language for talking about projects, sharing a beer, thinking of the future. For 11 days this festival is a belonging to different cultures for exchanging their art, their hopes.
Making it posible to what once John Lennon said, ” Imagine there is no country, no religions too, Imagine all the people, living life in peace, hope someday you will join us” So as he sang, 80 films from India, Asia and Arab countries, many languages, original version or subtitled, laughs or tears, but viewing in a cinema hall in a total silent peace.
This is ImagineIndia, hope someday you will join us.
 HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL
It begins as far as 1999 with the sponsorship of M- 80 Radio and Gomaespuma, and has programmed the most important indian films and the most outstanding indian film directors have been through our event. Mira NairAamir KhanSharmila TagoreDeepa MehtaGoutam GhoseAdoor Gopalakrishnan have attended the fest. with their films in hand. Not less importance to be given to the participation of spanish directors as Fernando ColomoCarlos SauraVerónica ForquéGoya Toledo, etc..
The type of films and the Retrospectives organized solely tell about the high level attained by the festival. To be noted among those the retrospectives : Mira NairSatyajit RayMrinal SenRaj KapoorRithwik GhatakShyam BenegalAdoor Gopalakrishnan , etc..
 EDITION  2008
The next edition is full of new ideas, more sections, films, countries and venues.
37 indian films, 20 asian and 3 arab show itself the importance of the event.
In the Indian Section , It,s to be highlighted the Retrospectives of Buddhadeb Dasgupta, in the Spanish Film Institute, and that of Mani Kaul. If the first has won Venice Film Festival with the film Uttara, the second has won many awards with the feature Uski Roti.
In the Asian Section we can stress the Retrospectives of Hou Hsiao Hsien and Zang Ke Jia. And finally 3 films of Farida Belyazidincluded in Arab Section.

PRESS  DOSSIER

SECTIONS

INDIAN SECTION

Competition :

JAARA BRISHTITE BHIJECHILO
DHARM
TAARE ZAMEEN PAR
PARADESHI
DANSH
LIFE IN A METRO
JOHNNY GADDAR
CHAURAHEN
NO SMOKING
MITHYA

Retrospective of Shabana Azmi

MAKDEE
PATANG
HONEYMOON TRAVELS LTD

Retospective of Mani Kaul

USKI ROTI
DUVIDHA
SATAH SE UTHATA AADMI
MAATI MANAS

Retrospective of Buddhadeb Dasgupta

SWAPNER DIN
KALPURUSH
UTTARA
CHARACHAR
TAHADER KATHA
BAGH BAHADUR

Indian Classics

SAPTAPADI
SAAT PAKE BANDHA
SUJATA
BOW BARRACKS FOREVER
MEGHE DHAKA TARA

Documentaries

ASIAN SECTION

Competition

Fisherman’s Daughter (Sri Lanka) Salinda Perera

Pure Coolness (Kyrgystan) Ernest Abdyjaparov

Sankara (Sri Lanka) Prasanna Jayakody

Notebook of Life (Japan) Kihachi Itakura

Khuda Ke Lye (Pakistan) Shoaib Mansoor

Kuru (Malaysia) Woo Min Jin

Kagbeni (Nepal) Bhusan Dahal

Retrospective of Hou Hsiao Hsien

GOOD MEN GOOD WOMEN
DUST IN THE WIND
A TIME TO LIVE A TIME TO DIE
A SUMMER AT GRANDPA,S
ALL THE YOUTHFULL DAYS
CAFE LUMIERE

Retospective of Zang Ke Jia

Out of Competition

The House (Azerbaiyan) Asif Rustamov
Red Lion (Japan) Kihachi Okamoto
Welcome to DongMakgol (South Korea) Park Kwang Hyun
What Time is it there? (Taiwan) Tsai Ming Liang
The King and the Clown (South Korea) Lee Jun Ik

VENUES

Spanish Film Institute
Spanish Film Academy
Cines Renoir
Casa Asia
Cine Palafox
Centro Madrileño de Imágenes
La Boca del Lobo

JURY

VERONICA FORQUE ( President )
ANTONIA SAN JUAN
MYRIAM MEZIERES
GUILLERMO FESSER
SERGIO PAZOS
ISAKI LACUESTA
JOSE MARZILLI

AWARDS

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Award to Lifetime Achievment
NETPAC Award to best Asian film

PRESS  CONFERENCE. Presention of the Festival
Place : RANI  MAHAL ,  C/ Ave María, 18. (Lavapiés).
Date :  14 – may – 2008.  12.00 h.
Participants :
Gran Wyoming, Sergio Pazos, Verónica Forqué, Guillermo Fesser, Myriam Mezieres, Qazi Abdur Rahim, Menene Gras, Guillermo Toledo, Javier Corcuera, Pilar Torre (ICAA), Hugo Silva, Carlos Iglesias.
CLOSING  CEREMONY
Place :  PALAFOX  CINEMA , C/ Luchana 15.
Date :   2 – june – 2008.  21.00 h.
DEBATES
SPANISH  FILM  INSTITUTE :
      28  May.
      Hall 1 ,   19.30 h
Theme :   Participation of Women as changing force in our cinema.
Participants :
— Chus Gutierrez.
— Myriam Mezieres.
— Charles Tesson.
— Buddhadeb Dasgupta.
— Aruna Vasudev.
Moderator :
— Qazi Abdur Rahim.
CENTRO MADRILEÑO DE IMAGENES :
      27 may.  19.00 h.
Theme :  Hybrid and Transborder conception of Indian Culture.
Participants  :
— Jorge Diego Sanchez.
— Charles Tesson.
Moderator :
— Qazi Abdur Rahim.
CENTRO MADRILEÑO DE IMAGENES.
     29 may.  18.30 h.
Presentation :  Of the film Jaara Brishtite Bhijechilo by Anjan Das.

ORGANIZATION

Founder – Director

QAZI ABDUR RAHIM

Brand Ambassador

SHARMILA TAGORE

Special Collaborator

ARUNA VASUDEV                                                                                                               ALBERTO ELENA

Patrons

CARLOS SAURA
SERGIO PAZOS
ANTONIA SAN JUAN
GOUTAM GHOSE
ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN                                                                                       MANI RATNAM
A.R.RAHMAN
GRAN WYOMING
JAVIER CORCUERA
ANTONIO WEINRICHTER

TEAM  IMAGINEINDIA  2008

WEBMASTER

Vikash Mehra ( ADSOLUTIONS S.A.)                                                                       Ana Garrido

EDITING PHOTOS , DVD,s , TRAILERS , SPOTS , PRESS MATERIAL

Manuel Priede                                                                                                                         Monserrat de María

TRANSFER OF FORMATS

Asier                                                                                                                                           Cine Asia

SYNOPSIS FOR WEB and OTHERS

Qazi Abdur Rahim                                                                                                               Ana Belén García Mula                                                                                                     Gabriela Garcés                                                                                                                     María José Izarra                                                                                                                   Juan José

LINE DESIGNER OF PUBLICITY

Manuel Priede                                                                                                                         Monserrat de María                                                                                                             Manuela Sanhueza

TRANSLATOR

Karl Pedall                                                                                                                               Carolina Salgado Gallego                                                                                                 Qazi Abdur Rahim                                                                                                                 Sara Qazi Salgado                                                                                                                 Virginia

SUBTITLING

Karl Pedall                                                                                                                                 Carolina Salgado Gallego                                                                                                 Gabriel

PROGRAMMING

Qazi Abdur Rahim                                                                                                                 Amalesh Dasgupta                                                                                                               Sangeeta Dutta                                                                                                                       Lalit Mohan Joshi                                                                                                                 Aruna Vasudev                                                                                                                       Philip Cheah                                                                                                                             S. K. Ahamed                                                                                                                             Elena Aime                                                                                                                                 Anne Doshi

PUBLICITY IN INTERNET

Víctor Losa Regañón

PRESS AND COMMUNICATION

DYP comunicaciones                                                                                                           David Sánchez                                                                                                                         Piti

VENUE COORDINATORS

Marta Fernández Torres                                                                                                    Virginia                                                                                                                                        María Jesús Abad                                                                                                                  Carolina Salgado Gallego                                                                                                  María Jesús

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Víctor Gato                                                                                                                               Abdullah Jorashan

HOSPITALITY

Rosa Cruz                                                                                                                                   María José Izarra                                                                                                                   Carolina Salgado Gallego                                                                                                 Mónica Herrero                                                                                                                     Paul Summers

BOLLYWOOD DANCING

Bailamos Bollywood                                                                                                           Sunny and Suresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagineindia 2006

SECTIONS and FILMS

RETROSPECTIVE OF MRINAL SEN

AKASH KUSUM

BHUVAN SHOME

CALCUTTA 71

EK DIN PRATIDIN

AKALER SHANDHANEY

KHARIJ

KANDAHAR

PADATIK

OUT OF COMPETITION 

UNISHE APRIL  (Rituparno Ghosh)

GARAM HAWA  (M.S. Sathyu)

SHAHEED E MOHABBAT  (Manoj Punj)

1942. A LOVE STORY  (V. V. Chopra)

UMRAO JAAN  (Muzaffar Ali)

DEVI  (Satyajit Ray)

NAYAKAN  (M. Ratnam)

SARFAROSH (John Mattew Matthan)

GOL MAAL (H. Mukherjee )

TRAIN TO PAKISTAN (Pamela Rooks)

AMMA ARIYAN (John Abraham)

DIL CHAHTA HAI (Farhan Akhtar)

COMPETITION

DAIVANAMATHIL (Jayaraj)

HASINA (Girish Kasaravalli)

IQBAL (Nagesh Kukunoor)

LAAZ (Manju Borah)

PAGE 3  (Madhur Bhandarkar)

AMU  (Shonali Bose)

NISHABD (Johar Kunongo)

PHALTU (Anjan Das)

SARKAR   (Ram Gopal Varma)

MIXED DOUBLE

HOMAGES  to AAMIR KHAN

SARFAROSH (John Mattew Matthan)

RANG DE BASANTI  (Prakash Mehra)

MANGAL PANDEY   (Ketan Mehta)

DIL CHAHTA HAI (Farhan Akhtar)

RANI MUKHERJEE 

BLACK  (Sanjay Leela Bhansali)

BUNTY AND BABLI  (Shaad Ali)

RETROSPECTIVE OF MIRA NAIR

Moonson Weding
Vanity Fair
Kamasutra
Salaam Bombay
Indian Cabaret
The Laughing club on India
Mississippi Masala
So far from India
The Perez Family
My own country

PARTITION FILMS

BEYOND PARTITION  (Lalit Mohan Joshi)

KHAMOSHI PANI (Sabiha Sumar)

Garam Hawa

Shaheed e mohabbat

1942 A love story

SHORT FILMS 

One hour duration of 12 short films.

DOCUMENTARIES

FSA package of 10 documentaries.