The beauty of Flamenco, the traditional dance from Spain added colour to the 15th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) opening ceremony. Dancing to the strumming tunes of the Flamenco guitar of Carlos Blanco and the Indian sitar by Subrata De was Monica De la Fuente. This performance was a celebration of the 60 years of the Indo-Spain relationship.
The feature film jury consists of Ms Aparna Sen (Chairperson), Jorge Arriagada, Jerzy Stuhr, Ms. Gowari Ramnarayan and Jens Fischer announced the following awards unanimously.
The PIFF Bazaar was held at the Pune International Film Festival with speakers Ravi Jadhav, Mahesh Manjarekar, Chandrakant Kulkarni and Sanjay Patil. Excerpts…
He has that little mischievousness in his eyes, that little twinkle when he smiles and when he speaks the ‘bol’ of the tabla, the audience simply can’t stop from applauding. That is Ustad Zakir Hussain. “I am stunned and simply can’t believe that I am here to receive the prestigious Sachin Dev Burman Award at PIFF! It is indeed a blessing to be awarded such an award in a city which appreciates music and culture.”
Marathi Movie – Ghuma (Shortlisted in Marathi competition section) Speakers – Mahesh Kale, Director, Avinash Makaskar, Associate Director and Sharad Jadhav, Lead Actor Speaking on the occasion, Mahesh said, “This movie showcases a story of rural India where a farmer wants to enroll his son into an English Medium School. He doesn’t have enough money […]
And finally, Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) 2017 kicks off with a breathtaking Flamenco performance and the brilliant opening film, Thank you for Bombing from Austria. The festival was inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Mohan Agashe, Arvind and Prakash Chaphalkar and Dr. Jabbar Patel at City Pride Multiplex, Kothrud.
It’s that time of the year again when all roads lead to the Pune International Film Festival! So we recommend you leave all traces of reality behind and immerse yourself in the magic of the reel world as PIFF takes on its 15th year. Just to make things easier for you, we’ve come up with a list of films you just cannot miss! (Selecting just 7 was no easy task, so we hope you make good use of this!)