3D Cinema: A visual treat at IFFI

Panaji, Nov 30 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Keeping up with the pace of technological evolution in the field of cinema, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is presenting a bouquet of 3D films in a special section titled ‘The Third Dimension’.

The emergence of this nascent field is regarded as a revolution in the history of films after the arrival of sound in 1920s and colour in the 1930s. These films are chosen not just for their stereoscopic content, but also for the excellence in handling of the medium.

The 3D movies being showcased include ‘Hara Kiri’, ‘Pina’, ‘Toomelah’ and ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’.

‘Hara Kiri’ directed by Takashi Miike is from Japan has already participated in various festival like Cannes, London and Vancouver. Miike with his distinctive style has been successful in producing some of the finest and most dynamic films in the history of films.

‘Pina’ is a feature length dance film in 3D featuring the unique and inspiring art of great German choreographer, Wuppertal Pina Bausch, who died in the summer of 2009. The film is directed by Wim Wenders who is a German film director, playwright, author, photographer and producer. Among others, the film has already hit the screens in festivals of Chicago, New York and Vancouver.

The other visual treats being showcased at IFFI are ‘Toomelah’ directed by Ivan Sen from Australia.

It is a story of a ten year old boy from a remote Aboriginal community who yearns to be a ‘gangster’ like the male role models in his life. In the ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’, the director Werner Herzog reveals to us the 32,000 year old artworks in a cave.

Herzog’s engaging narration weaves in wider metaphysical contemplations as we learn more about the Paleolithic art.

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