Directors should overcome political influences: IFFK Jury Chairman


Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 05:  Renowned Brazilian director Julio Bressane noted that the biggest challenge a filmmaker faces is to overcome political influences and impediments.

“I believe that it was the political moves to influence me and my cinema,” said the director, one of the foremost faces of the cinema marginal movement in Brazil, during an ‘In Conversation With’ session at Tagore Theatre today. Film scholar Pradeep Biswas hosted the session.

Bressane, the International Jury Chairman of the 20th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), said, “I have struggled a lot with cinema organisations like ‘Cinema Novo’ in Brazil who tried to define society. But I was keen in individuals and hence my movies were marginalised.”

The scholarly director explained about poetic imagery and the influence of language in images. “Language has a great influence in images. This influence results in different movies even though they may have the same subject,” added Bressane.

Another well-attended event on the festival sidelines was the ‘Master Class’ session held at Mascot Hotel today. Noted German movie editor Andrew Bird spoke on the importance of ‘Sound in Films’. He pointed out various instances that the application of sound added to a film – emphasising in particular the movies of famous directors like Jean- Luc Godard and Elem Klimov.

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