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Monday, 02 January 2012 00:00

 

NETPAC AWARD to the film GANGOR - at the Third Eye - Asian Film Festival, Mumbai, 22-29.12.2011

 

Synopsis of the film Gangor (photo). An Indo-Italian project, shot in Purulia and Kolkata, Gangor is based on a poignant short story written by the noted Bengali novelist and social activist, Mahasweta Devi. Upin Puri, a photo journalist, is sent to Purulia to cover a story on the exploitation of the tribals (Adivasis) living there...

...There he comes across a woman called Gangor, an Adivasi woman, whom he considers to be an epitome of Indian beauty. At first glance, what excites him is her statuesque figure, particularly her breasts. He takes photographs of the woman breast-feeding her child. He gets obsessed by her and his obsession triggers off a train of violence that ends in tragedfy. Upin's.
 

About the director:

Italo Spinelli has directed films and plays and made numerous television programs. He is the Founder and Director of Asiatica Film Mediale Incontry Con II Cinema Asiatico, a festival of Asian Films held every year in Rome since 2000, and is currently the advisor on Asian cinema for the Rome Film Festival. He also teaches cinema and theatre at the University of Siena. In 2002, he edited a book entitled Indian Summer: Films, Filmmakers and Stars between Ray and Bollywood, for the Locarno Film Festival.

 

Awards before Mumbai: Won Lino Brocka Award in Cinemanila IFF.

 

Gangor.

India&Italy/95min./35mm./2010

Director: Italo Spinelli

Cinematography: Blasco Giurato

Music: Iqbal Darbar

Cast: Adil Hussain, Priyanka Bose, Seema Rehmani, Tillotama Shome, Samrat Chakrabarti


 

Netpac Award results at 10th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, 22 - 29 December 2011

 

Jury Members:
Ms. Gulbara Tolomushova (Kyrgyzstan) - Chairperson
Ms. Marziyeh Rihai (Iran)
Bankim Kapadia (India)

Netpac Award has given to the film: "Gangor" 
(India/Italy/35mm/Colour/English/Tribal/Bengali/92 mts)

by Italo Spinelli

For "though the film is structured in a linear manner, with its crisscrossing narratives, filmmaker leads the viewer to a dramatic culmination very skillfully"

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P.S.: Full text of the Jury's citation regarding the film Gangor: 

    "A story which is rooted deeply in the rustic rual milieu is captured forcefully without exoticising it. This is a commendable achievement on film, as writer Mahasweta Devi's tribal Indian chronicles are politically complexed and thickly nuanced.
     Though the film is structured in a linear manner, with its crisscrossing narratives, filmmaker leads the viewer to a dramatic culmination very skillfully.
     Aptly lit-up scenes with participatory camera movements, an editing rhythm which breathes in an intimacy to the protagonist Gangor's life and struggle and minimalist use of music to underline certain passges - all these unveil the craftsmanship of filmmaker, Italo Spinelly."
 

Information about other winners of 10th Third Eye Mumbai IFF - please see here.

 

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