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Chennai has been hosting an International Film Festival for last 9 years and I have been wanting to attend it. Only this year I manage to go for some films. This year is 10th Chennai Film Festival, for which you can get a pass for Rs.500 to attend any of the films that are screened across many screens in the four days (13-16 December 2012). Though I am not an ardent film buff, I do…

Read in weekend “The Hindu” about a Hungarian Film Festival that’s happening in Chennai from 11th to 13th March 2013, I contacted the office of the organisers – ICAF (Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, Phone: +91-44-6516 3866) for tickets. ICAF conducts the famous Chennai Film Festival every year. Today before the screening at the venue (Devi Sri Prasad Preview theatre, T.Nagar) I gave an enrolment form along with Rs.800 as one-year membership to ICAF. The Prince’s…

On the last day, last show of Chennai Film Festival I went to see this Uruguay film at The Inox. Long queue to get in for the 6:30 PM show stretching all the way to elevators at City Centre I thought I won’t get a seat, but luckily I did and I got to enjoy this fine film. The movie “The Delay” directed by Rodrigo Plá is about every day struggles of life in Uruguay…

For the Chennai Film Festival today I went to Inox to see I, Anna – a German thriller Movie. Instead due to technical issues with DCP (Digital Cinema Package) they showed this movie – Mushrooming, an Estonian film. Lucky for me, the film turned out to be quite enjoyable & a comedy. The story is about a dull Estonian Member of Parliament going out to the woods for a relaxing activity of collecting mushrooms with…

Even though today is a Sunday I managed to leave home for the Chennai Film Festival only in the evening. This time around I went to Woodlands near Tower Clock, Royappetah. A theatre I haven’t gone for decades and from outside itself looks old & poorly kept. Though I assumed Parking will be a problem, it was not, I got a seat in the back of the theatre comfortably. As you enter the building you…