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    Behind the camera
    Here’s a shout-out to movie enthusiasts. Mindscreen Film Institute will start its film making, cinematography and screen writing courses from August. All the courses will be of six months duration. Students will be taught the different elements of filmmaking—like direction, screenplay, sound, editing and production. Other topics inclue lighting and exposure, and the study of still and movie cameras. Founder and cinematographer Rajiv Menon will also take classes. Details: 9841612595

    The Chinese connection
    Get ready for six films, with some exciting action, at the Chinese Film Festival. Bodyguards and Assassins revolves around the tragic fall of the Qing Dynasty.The Queen of Cooking is about a rural girl who dreams of becoming a chef, while Country Wedding is about a couple who get caught up in a very complicated situation. Then there is Flower, about a girl’s self discovery and Let’s Fall in Love, on two budding musicians. Lastly, Desert Family is about a man who finds discovers a blessing in disguise. At The Red Carpet Hall. From April 27-29. Details: 23724103

    Court
    Director:  Chaitanya Tamhane
    Cast: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni
    An ageing folk singer is arrested for performing an inflammatory song that might have led to the death of a sewage worker. The film follows the trial and how the backstories of the judges and lawyers affect the man’s fate.
    Did you know? Vivek Gomber, actor-producer of the film, said, ‘‘Court is my first film as a producer and to manage an Indian release for it is like a dream come true.”

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