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Get set for a filmi weekend

From American filmmaker Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane to differently-abled children showing what real compassion is all about while battling everyday problems, these two fests are a must-attend for any film lover

The best of Orson Welles
Whether or not you know who Orson Welles is, if you’re a film buff, head to the Russian Centre, and we guarantee, you won’t be disappointed.

Orson Welles
Orson Welles

The Enlighten Film Society has organised a special screening of three films directed by this great filmmaker Citizen Kane (1941), Touch Of Evil (1958) and F For Fake (1973). Still looking for a reason, well how about this: Welles’ Citiizen Kane is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time because of its innovative cinematography, music, and narrative structure.

Citizen Kane (1941) by Orson Welles topped the list in American Film Institute’s Top 100 films in 2007
Citizen Kane (1941) by Orson Welles topped the list in American Film Institute’s Top 100 films in 2007

It also topped the American Film Institute’s Top 100 films in 2007. Touch of Evil features a 20-second tracking shot widely considered by critics as one of the greatest long takes in cinematic history.

F For Fake on the other hand is a documentary, which sees Welles as co-writer, director as well as one of the main characters. Also, to be screened at the festival is a short film, Tamaash, directed by Devanshu Kumar and Satyanshu Singh.

On February 23, 12 pm onwards
At Russian Centre of Science And Culture, Pedder Road, near Jaslok Hospital.
Call 40150621
Entry Rs 500
Log on to  www.enlighten.co.in.

Your life is same as mine
More than 20 short films from all over the world offer a fresh take on the differently abled, as part of the Indian edition of the international short film festival, Life is Same for You and Me.

The festival opens with Anything You Can Do, an eight-minute short film from Australia
The festival opens with Anything You Can Do, an eight-minute short film from Australia

Curated by Mohan Agashe, veteran actor and Gregor Kern, ex-director of The Way We Live!, the international short film festival in Germany, the films to be screened here are a record of the ways in which differently-abled people see and experience life.

The festival will be held over two days at two separate locations, with the screenings divided into two categories - Inclusive Society and Difference is Normal.

Held with an aim to present a real picture of the lives of the differently-abled, the festival opens today at the Galerie Max Mueller, which will screen around 16 shorts and host a special panel discussion on the same.

Day two (February 24) of the festival will be held at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and will screen six films championing the idea that difference is normal.

On February 22, 10 am onwards
At Galerie Max Mueler, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda.
Call 22027542
Log on to www.goethe.de\mumbai

On February 24, 3 pm to 6 pm
At Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar.
Call 25525000

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