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Superman of Malegaon in Paris

Superman of Malegaon in Paris

"Superman of Malegaon", a film by Faiza Ahmad Khan, won the hearts of the Guimet jury at the 16th International Film Festival of Vesoul. It was mentioned as the 'Guimet Special Favourite' Film. 'Superman of Malegoan' is a hilarious take on Indian people in relation to the cinema and the West. The movie will be screened at the Musée Guimet on April 8th. Get details.

 

Taiwanese film "No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti" by Leon Dai was awarded the Prix Emile Guimet and the Golden Cycle Award. The film be shown in a free public screening at Musée Guimet on April 9th. Reservations can be made on +33 (0) 1 40 73 88 18 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The jury of Musée Guimet had Hubert Laot (Artistic Director of Guimet's auditorium), Véronique Prost (in-charge of Film programs) and Anna-Nicole Hunt (Communication, Auditorium).

 

At the same film festival, Satish Manwar's film "The Damned Rain" was awarded the International Jury Grand Award (Grand Prix du Jury International) for 'the impressive maturity and restraint of a debut film with a potentially volatile and emotion-charged subject.' The film was also mentioned as 'Special Langues 'O' Favourite' for ' for its treatment of village life and farmer issues in rural Maharashtra' in the category of Prize Langues 'O'. This prize is granted by National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations, Paris (l'Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales).

 

International Jury was composed of Taiwanese director Wan Jen as Jury president, Mrs Aruna Vasudev (India), Mrs. Serra Yilmaz (Turkey/ France) and Mr. Amer Alwan (Iraq/France). Aruna Vasudev is the founder of Osian's Cinefan an annual festival of Asian cinema of New Delhi. She is also the founder of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) and author of several books on Indian and Asian cinema. Since 1990, she has been president or member of jury of various international film festivals including Cannes (camera d'or), Locarno, Las Palmas, Seoul etc.

 

Langues 'O' jury of INALCO was composed of Kate Chaillat (Hindi student), Philippe Desvalois (Editorial Manager, Communications) , Hélène Kessous (Hindi student), Réda Lemniaï-Kzozi (student of Central Asian cinema), Ma Li (teacher of Chinese) and Meera Rana (student of Bengali).