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ELIZABETH TAYLOR
Acting genius Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor made her debut appearance on the silver screen when she was only 10. It was the 1942 film There's One Born Every Minute. Lassie Come Home (1943) is her second feature. In 1947, at the age of 15 she starred in Life with Father with such heavyweights as William Powell, Irene Dunne and Zasu Pitts. She was nominated for the Academy Awards in 1957, 1958 and 1959 for her performances in Raintree County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly, Last Summer. Her Oscar drought ended in 1960 with BUtterfield 8. She grabbed her second Oscar for this film. She died on March 23, 2011

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

USA/1966/131'/English
Directtion: Mike Nichols
Production, Screenplay: Ernest Lehman
Cinematography: Haskell Wexler
Editing: Sam O'Steen
Music: Alex North
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Denni
   
RAUL RUIZ
Rising to international prominence in the early 1980s, Raúl Ruiz has proved one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers of recent years, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. Slashing his way through celluloid with machete-sharp sounds and images, Ruiz is a guerrilla who uncompromisingly assaults the preconceptions of film art. This frightfully prolific figure–he has made over 50 films in twenty years–does not adhere to any one style of filmmaking. He has worked in 35mm, 16mm and video, for theatrical release and for European TV, and on documentary and fiction features.

THREE LIVES AND A DEATH

Trois Vies & Une Seule Mort
France, Portugal/ 1996/ Colour/ 123'/French
Direction: Raul Ruiz
Production: Paulo Branco
Screenplay: Pascal Bonitzer, Raul Ruiz
Cinematography: Laurent Machuel
Editing: Rudolfo Wedeles
Music: Jorge Arriagada
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Galiena, Marisa Paredes, Melvil Poupaud, Chiara Mastroianni, Arielle Dombasle, Féodor Atkine, Jean-Yves Gautier

GENEALOGIES OF A CRIME

Genealogies d'un crime
France/1997/colour/ 114'/French
Direction: Raul Ruiz
Production: Paulo Branco
Screenplay: Raúl Ruiz, Pascal Bonitzer
Cinematography: Stefan Ivanov
Editing: Valeria Sarmiento
Music: Jorge Arriagada
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Melvil Poupaud, Andrzej Seweryn, Bernadette Lafont, Monique Mélinand, Hubert Saint-Macary, Jean-Yves Gautier

MYSTERIES OF LISBON

Mistérios de Lisboa
Portugal, Brazil, France/2010/Colour/272'/Portuguese, French
Direction: Raul Ruiz
Production: Paulo Branco
Screenplay: Carlos Saboga Camilo Castelo Branco
Editing: Valeria Sarmiento, Carlos Madaleno
Sound: Ricardo Leal, Miguel Martins, Antonio Lopes
Cinematography: Andre Szankowski
Cast: Lea Seydoux, Melvil Poupaud, Catarina Wallenstein, Clotilde Hesme, Ricardo Pereira, Lena Friedrich, Malik Zidi

THAT DAY

Ce jour-là
France, Switzerland/2003/Colour/105'/French
Direction, Screenplay: Raul Ruiz
Production: Paulo Branco, Patricia Plattner
Cinematography: Acacio De Almeida
Editing: Valeria Sarmiento
Music: Jorge Arriagada
Cast: Bernard Giraudeau, Elsa Zylberstein, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jean-François Balmer, Christian Vadim
   
MANI KAUL
Mani Kaul (1944-2011) was undoubtedly the Indian filmmaker who succeeded in radically overhauling the relationship of image to form, of speech to narrative, with the objective of creating a 'purely cinematic object' that is above all visual and formal. Mani joined the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune initially as an acting student but then switched over to the direction course at the institute. Mani's first film Uski Roti (1969) was one of the key films of the 'New Indian Cinema' or the Indian New Wave. Kaul followed Uski Roti with Asad ka Ek Din (1971). Duvidha (1973), Kaul's third film, was also his first in colour.

OUR DAILY BREAD

Uski Roti
India/1970/Color/110'/Hindi
Screenplay, Direction: Mani Kaul
Cinematography: K.K. Mahajan
Cast: Garima, Gurdeep Sing
   
     
TAREQUE MASUD
Tareque Masud is an award-winning Bangladeshi independent film director. He is known for directing his films Muktir Gaan (1995) and Matir Moina (2002). He died in a road accident on 13 August, 2011 while returning Dhaka from Manikganj after visiting a shooting location. His first full-length feature film, Matir Moina (The Clay Bird) which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, derives inspiration from his own childhood experiences. He won the International Critic's Award at the Cannes film Festival in 2002 for this film, as well as the FIPRESCI Prize for Directors' Fortnight for "its authentic, moving and delicate portrayal of a country struggling for its democratic rights."

RUNWAY

Bangladesh/ 2010/Blue Ray/Colour/Bangala
Direction: Tareque Masud
Production, Editing: Catherine Masud
Screenplay: Tareque Masud, Catherine Masud
Cinematography: Mishuk Munier
Music: Tareque Masud, Catherine Masud
Cast: Fazlul Haque, Rabeya Akter Moni, Ali Ahsan, Jayanto Chattopadhyay. Nazmul Huda Bachchu
   
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