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Semana da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa celebrations commence with Portuguese Film Festival

Semana da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa celebrations commence with Portuguese Film Festival

Panaji, Sep 23 (UNI) The ninth edition of Semana da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa’s cultural celebrations began on Friday evening with a three-day Portuguese Film Festival at Maquinez Palace here.
In this film festival, six critically-acclaimed films will be screened over three days.
The festival opened with the Portuguese film, 'Comboio Noturno para Lisboa' (Night train to Lisbon), by Bille August amidst a gathering of movie buffs.
The film is based on a professor's thrilling adventure to rediscover himself.
Speaking on the occasion, Consul General of Portugal in Goa, Dr Francisco Duarte Azevedo said, "Two words come to my mind at this moment -- heritage and knowledge.
Heritage binds us to our roots, our culture, family, nation and identities.
Knowledge is that tool available at our disposal to empower and plan for the future.
This wonderful committee put together this simple yet effective event nine years ago.
And I'm very proud to be here today among you all.
The past is past.
We live in the present and need to look towards the future.
Often times our lives are changed by the actions of others.
Let's think about the future.
About that bilateral factor common to Portugal and India.
This event is a seed to plant a bright future ahead.
Think about it.
" Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) vice-chairman Rajendra Talak said, "One doesn’t need to know the language to understand a film.
It’s about transferring a feeling and emotion to the audiences.
Film makers in Goa and Portugal face similar issues.
Goa government has taken the initiative to promote Goan films and thanks to that Goan films are making a mark and winning awards.
I have always wanted to make a film on football.
It’s a topic close to the heart of every Goan.
I assure the support of ESG to make this film festival an annual event.
" More UNI AKM SS SW SHK 1657


Eagerly awaiting public reaction for 'Secret Superstar': Aamir Khan

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) As he awaits the release of his film 'Secret Superstar' on Diwali, superstar Aamir Khan says that he has not been able to sleep for the past one week and is eagerly waiting for the reactions of the public.


Salman Khan gives Diwali gift, unveils 'Tiger Zinda Hai' teaser

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) In a Diwali gift to his fans, superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday unveiled the teaser of his forthcoming film 'Tiger Zinda Hai'.


90s diva Madhuri to make her debut in Marathi cinema

New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) After enthralling cinegoers over the years with her portrayals in several Hindi films, Bollywood diva of the 90s Madhuri Dixit is set to maker her debut in Marathi films.


Kabir Bedi, Farah Khan slam Sangeet Som's comments on Taj Mahal

New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) Bollywood celebrities Kabir Khan and Farah Khan today slammed the comments made by BJP leader Sangeet Som that the Taj Mahal was built by "traitors" and was a "blot on Indian culture".


Deepika unveils 'Dream girl' Hema Malini's biography

New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) The 'Dream girl' of Bollywood Hema Malini says she shares a 'beautiful ' and 'cordial ' relationship with with her stepson Sunny Deol.

Ram Gopal Varma ridicules construction of Amaravati

Ram Gopal Varma ridicules construction of Amaravati

Vijayawada, Oct 10 (UNI) Famous Bollywood Film Director Ram Gopal Varma, who creates news by making controversial statements and producing movies, this time, made a satire on the construction of new capital city Amaravati by stating that he had a “mind blowing” idea for AP government.

DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is organising ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ in association with Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

Evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

Kolkata, Sep 8 (UNI) From yesteryears` actresses Mumtaz, Zeenat Aman, Madhubala, Helen and Asha Parekh to the new-age heroines like Aishwarya, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar, are all bound by a common thread - the evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.