The Cinema Resource Centre in association with Goethe Institut cordially invite you film series FILMS ON WATER At Ashvita Bistro, Chennai.
FILMS ON WATER enables Chennai citizens to enjoy short documentaries and feature films on water in different venues all over the city. The film series focusses to create awareness about water and its different meanings. How do we treat our rivers and waters? How do we perceive water and how does it culturally differ? Do we take our access to water for granted? What happens to us and our lives if water disappears?
Our films will take the audience on a journey of varied experiences with water as a resource to create and destroy life, water as a danger, water as part of traditions and rituals, water as beauty of nature and much more.
The Schedule is as below:
17th April | 7.30 pm | Ashvita Bistro, 11 Bawa Road, Sriram Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai
- Invisible Needness | 2010 | 1 min.
- Deepa Mehta | 2005 | USA, IND | Drama, Romance | 117min
The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
18th April | 7.30 pm | Ashvita Bistro, 11 Bawa Road, Sriram Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai
- Das Águas que Passam | 2015 | 23 min.
- Vandana Shiva, Seeds and Seedmultinationals | Dir: Bertram Verhaag & Gabriele Kröber | 2010 | 60 min| Documentary
For more than twenty years, Vandana Shiva has dedicated herself to defending the rights of India’s small farmers and maintaining biodiversity. “Monsanto – quit India” is the mantra she uses to challenge the agro-chemical multinationals.
The Cinema Resource Centre in association with Ashvita Events is having a special screening of the critically acclaimed film Revelations at Ashvita Bistro on 17th of March at 7:00PM. There will be a discussion with the director and his team post the screening.
The film is about a young Tamil woman, grappling with unknown tensions in
her four year long marriage, develops a complex relationship with her new neighbor, a middle-aged man, who has a mysterious past of his own. This relationship soon begins to
unravel many secrets, which change their lives forever.Set in the fascinating city of Kolkata, the film tries to explore themes such as guilt, redemption and female sexuality in the context of an Indian marriage.
TCRC is bringing the popular documentary ‘Amma and Appa’ to Chennai on the 23rd of August 2015, Sunday at Ashvita Bistro, Alwarpet. This will be the first time that the film will be screened in Tamil Nadu. The film is in Tamil and German with subtitles in English. The film makers will be present for an interaction with the audience after the screening.
About the film:
Amma & Appa (Tamil for Mother & Father) tells the story of film makers Franziska’s and Jay’s parents. It is about their first meeting and of them getting acquainted. Both couples are about the same age and both have been married for more than thirty years. But they come from very different cultural backgrounds. Franziska’s live in the south of Germany, Jay’s parents in the south of India. They now come together because their children have fallen in love with each other and have decided to get married. For Franziska’s parents it will be the first time they visit India and for Jay’s parents it will be the first time they receive foreigners as guests. While Franziska’s parents married out of love, the marriage of Jay’s parents was traditionally arranged. It was thus a great shock for them to learn that their son wanted to marry by his own choice. And what is more: A girl from Germany. His decision challenges their traditions and beliefs.
Against this backdrop the film unfolds its story. It tells the story of two cultures coming together and raises the universal questions what makes it all work- love, affection and living together. The film makers, as a young couple, want to know the recipe for a successful relationship from their parents and aim to find out with their observation of the interaction of their parents toward and with each other.
Here is the trailer of the film:
Renowned Indian documentary film maker, Anand Patwardhan’s film will be screened at Tate Modern, London from July 12th to 28th.
“Rarely viewed in Britain, the films of Anand Patwardhan represent one of the most important achievements in documentary cinema. This season brings contemporary audiences into contact with an astonishing body of work whose profound commitment to radical change offers an experience like few others in contemporary cinema. This comprehensive retrospective, the first to be devoted to the major works of Patwardhan in London, devotes long overdue attention to a giant of cinema whose films inaugurated the independent documentary moment in India in the mid-1970s.”
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