BY RENU MEHTA, TORONTO: Nithin Lukos is the director of the film Paka (River of Blood) that debuted at the recent Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) held from September 9 to 18, 2021. The film, produced by Anurag Kashyap and Raj Rachakonda, had its world premiere at the 46th edition of TIFF and is an […]
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Geraldine Vishwanathan straddles two cultures – living in the West and her Pakistani background
BY RENU MEHTA, TORONTO – (with excerpts from press notes): It was September 13, 2019, the day I went to interview Shonali Bose. It happened to be the death anniversary of her son who had died in a freak accident in 2010. She had made a film – Margarita with a Straw – about this […]
BY RENU MEHTA, TORONTO: The Friend, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, was presented on the second day of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at the prestigious Princess of Wales theatre and attended by quite a few members of the cast and crew. Based on a true story, the film is about a man (Jason Segel) […]
BY RENU MEHTA, TORONTO: Dev Patel returned to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), this time with Director Armando Iannucci’s film The Personal History of David Copperfield. Charles Dickens classic autobiographical novel had a stellar cast that besides Patel included Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw. The film is set […]
With an extensive film, television, and stage career spanning over 40 years, Streep has won three Academy Awards — for her roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, and The Iron Lady — and, in 2018, she set an unsurpassed record with her 21st Oscar nomination for her role in The Post. She has been nominated for 31 Golden Globes, winning eight times, and in 2017 she was the recipient of the Cecil B. deMille Award. Streep currently stars in the Emmy Award–winning series Big Little Lies and will star with Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming film The Laundromat, which will have its North American Premiere at TIFF this September.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs in Toronto from September 5-15, 2019
The World’s first War was the Battle of Kurukshetra in India and the Jews are descended from the Brahmin priests of India, says a new book.