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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.
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Padmavati controversy: I&B Ministry should resolve issue taking into confidence secs whose sentiments have been hurt: Cong

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) Charging the Government of maintaining a silence on the controversy generated by the film 'Padmavati', the Congress on Friday said the Information and Broadcasting Ministry should reach a resolution on the issue keeping in view the sections whose sentiments have been hurt by the film.


‘Tumhari Sulu’: Vidya shines yet again

By Sanya Pandey
New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) She is one actress who is known to carry the entire movie on her own shoulders as was witnessed in films like 'The Dirty Picture ' and 'Kahaani'.


3rd edition of Russian Film Days to be part of IFFI

Panaji, Nov 16 (UNI) After the success of its first two seasons, the third edition of Russian Film Days, a world-class film festival that showcases the best of contemporary and classic Russian cinema is back
in India.


Padmavati: UP govt asks I&B ministry to look into controversy

Lucknow, Nov 15 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh government has shot off a letter to the Union Information and Broadcasting ministry, asking to look into the controversy over the upcoming Bollywood film Padmavati and ask the Film Censor Board to release the movie considering the sentiments of the people in the country.


I want to grow as an actor: Rajkummar Rao

By Sanya Pandey
New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao, who is making his digital debut with the much-awaited ALTBalaji’s web-series 'Bose: Dead/Alive' says he does films that he believes in and he just wants to grow as an actor.

Sanjay&Madhuri reunite for 'Akhiyan Milaon' in StarPlus show

Sanjay&Madhuri reunite for 'Akhiyan Milaon' in StarPlus show

New Delhi, Nov 13 (UNI) More than two decades after creating a buzz with their chemistry in the romantic song 'Akhiyan Milaon Kabhi Akhiyan Churaon' in the film 'Raja', actor Sanjay kapoor and the 90s Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit will reunite for the in 'classic' romantic number in Star Plus’ new show ‘Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara’.