IFFI pays homage to Elizabeth Taylor

Panaji, Nov 30 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has decided to pay homage to Elizabeth Taylor this year. Taylor a legend, who drew audiences all over the world, was the most sought after star of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

IFFI is showcasing the movie ‘Butterfield 8’ directed by Daniel Mann.

It’s a movie around the life of a model who lives for pleasure but becomes involved with a wealthy and emotionally cold man.

It is through various instances that they realize that both are lacking in self-confidence and have little happiness in their lives.

The movie beautifully describes the story of a young lady and her emotional turmoil through which she has to pass. Taylor has beautifully scripted the role for which she won her first Academy Award for the Best Actress.

Elizabeth Taylor won the Academy Award for the best actress twice for her unforgettable performances in ‘Butterfield 8’ (1960) and ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?’(1966).

She is also credited for being one of the first few celebrities to come forward for the cause of HIV-AIDS. Taylor received the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, who named her seventh on their list of the “Greatest American Screen Legends”.

Taylor died in March 2011 at the age of 79.

She will be remembered for generations for her sterling performances and her departure marks the end of an era.

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