Arthouse Asia Film Festival: News

Review English (India)

Knock Knock Knock review: Detailed characterization, compact script make this short a success

The short film has a bizarre and unexpected climax, which actually sends out a clear message that hints at the complexity of human psychology.

2 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Article Bengali

Pradipta Bhattacharya, Bauddhayan Mukherji, Amartya Bhattacharyya back the necessity of a screening space only for independent films

The Bengali filmmakers were part of panel discussion at the Arthouse Asia Film Festival on 7 January at Basusree Cinema Hall. Each director shared their own definitions of independent filmmaking.

3 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Article Nepal

You Will Die at 20, Nimtoh, Darling win top honours at the 4th Arthouse Asia Film Festival

The winners were announced by jury members Jerome Baron, Rokeya Prachy and Rajeev Masand.

3 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Article Bengali

Santilal Mukherjee thanks organizers of Arthouse Asia Film Festival

The veteran actor admitted he only learnt about the festival because a short film in which he plays one of the protagonists was being screened there.

3 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Review Bangladeshi

Made In Bangladesh review: Stunning performances but the content fails to address the focal issue

The film gets into a problematic position as the story ends up focusing on the journey of an individual, shifting from the focal point of the subject, the labour class.

3 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Review Malayalam

Chola review: Disturbing film with strong message on the power politics of patriarchy

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's film puts out the bizarrely dark aspects of the reality that we usually choose to ignore. It will make you thoroughly uncomfortable.

3 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Review Nepal

Nimtoh review: Confusing narrative of a boy's desire to attend a wedding

Saurav Rai's debut film holds promise, but a lingering vagueness with the story and characters does not allow us to fully connect with the work.

3 months ago — Sonal Pandya

Article Assam Bengali 2 more

While practising art through films, money should not be the ultimate goal: Arthouse festival director Shapath Das

Shapath Das, who is based in Berlin, Germany, shared his primary thoughts behind organizing the film festival and elaborated on the various categories through which he attempts to achieve his objectives.

3 months ago — Roushni Sarkar

Article Bengali

Arthouse festival: Prosenjit appeals to Bengali filmmakers to target international market

Apart from screening critically acclaimed feature and short films, the Arthouse Asia Film Festival in Kolkata seeks to create a support system for independent Indian filmmakers.

3 months ago — Roushni Sarkar