"The cinema of a country is often a visitor’s first introduction to the place," write filmmaker Devashish Makhija. "I imagined South Korea to be mostly as neo-noirish, cheeky and aggressive as its best cinema."
Enter a colony in a mid-town, and you’ll see open doors, people talking, women sitting and chatting, exchanging notes, about food, kids, life in general. We’ve begun to miss that in the cities, writes filmmaker Ashwini Iyer Tiwari.
I.V. Sasi always earned popularity as one of Malayalam’s most prolifically successful mainstream movie directors. That apart, some of his films did show avant-garde traits but weren’t eager to grasp such labels.