Friday, April 22, 2011

64th Cannes Festival Salutes Bollywood

Festival Official Selections announced. Click title of this post.


Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, is the title of a feature documentary  produced by Shekhar Kapoor exclusively for the Festival de Cannes. It will be screened out of competition during the 64th Festival that runs from 11 to 22 May.
 
It all began with a conversation with Shekhar Kapoor, a member of  the Cannes Jury in 2010. Why not make a film that brings together the most beautiful moments in the history of Indian musical films, with all their moving pageantry and dance? A few months later, there was Bollywood, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.


It is a swirling and poignant montage in which Shekhar Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
 and
 Jeff Zimbalist pay tribute to this cinema genre that has contributed to establishing India’s identity in the eyes of the world and to making Mumbaione of the world capitals of film history.

Love Bollywood movies or hate them, be warned that Bollywood can be addictive. One thing for sure, anyone who watches a Bollywood movie and has no reaction, good or bad, has one foot in the grave. The movies are lively and fun. A cultural icon or not, that’s Bollywood, spawned in Mumbai, India!

Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told - (India, 2011, 81 minutes).

For the 64th Cannes official selections and other information, click the title of this post.

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