Today:- Jan – Osianama pays tribute to the Indian woman in cinema from Jan 23-Mar 27 with over 200 films and iconic red carpet premieres and exhibitions in the time period.
. The Film Festival highlights various stages of a woman’s life: Childhood, Coming of Age, Mirror Mirror., Glorious Beauty, Life Suspended, Marriage & Motherhood, Pursuit of a Deeper Individuality & its Power, Seeking a Spirituality among others.
. One gets to witness iconic films by 21 leading directors from Věra Chytilová to Aparna Sen.
. Next come the Retrospectives: Ingmar Bergman & Shabana Azmi, the 13th Osiana’s – Cinefan Festival of Asian, Arab and African Cinema (Part One: 19-28 Feb, 2016), which includes the Competition Section; Section on Contemporary African Cinema; plus a Focus on the Iranian Women’s Movement & Female Film-Makers – Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Marzieh, Samira & Hana Makhmalbaf, Shirin Neshat, Mania Akbaari, Tahmineh Milani, Manijeh Hekmat, Sepideh Farsi & others; Focus on the Cinema of Trinh T. Minh-ha and Japanese Classics. Life Time Achievement Award to Aruna Vasudev.
. Don’t miss the focus on the Cinema of Chantal Akerman, Deepa Mehta, Signe Baumann & Meena Kumari, followed by the Focus on the Cinematic Inspiration of Proust’s Madame Bovary & Female Innovation in the World of Rock & Pop from Madonna to Rihanna; Kate Bush to Amy.
. It is not just that. The Fest brings to the silver screen, eight generations of the Post-Independence Indian Actress, ranging from Kamini Kaushal, Waheeda Rehman, Jaya Bhaduri, Saira Banu, Helen, Zeenat Aman, Dimple Kapadia to Kangana Ranaut, among others.
. Exhibitions galore. There is the Cinematic Heritage Exhibition: The History of Women in Hindi Cinema, 1914 to Present Day from the Osian’s Film Archive & Library Collection (23rd Jan. to 27th Mar. 2016) and the Fine Arts Exhibition: Womanhood through the Eyes of Indian Modern & Contemporary Art (27th Feb. to 27th Mar. 2016) as well.
DATE: 23rd Jan to 27th March
VENUE: Osianama at Liberty | Marine Lines, Mumbai | 23rd January to 27th March 2016. Osianama at Tao Gallery | Worli, Mumbai 27th February to 27th March 2016
By Teennews1 Network Team