Globe Cinema reopens today after its renovation. In its 77th year the Theater has now been renovated and now boasts of a DTS dolby Surround sound and xenon light.
Ajanta Film Society, Lingayat Mahila Samaj Belgaum, and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy are organising a three day Festival of Kannada films from 29th to 31st January 2011 at the renovated Globe Theatre
All the films are directed by Padmashri Girish Kasarvalli, an Internationally renowned director and winner of International, National and State Awards.
Brief details of the movies being screened:
Dweepa, which won the Golden Lotus for Best Film in the National Film Awards, 2002, is a movie at multiple levels. On one level, it is about the problems caused by displacement. On another, it is about the way human beings react to a crisis.
Gulabi Talkies is a beautiful celluloid essay on the trials and tribulations of a poor Muslim woman, Gulabi, a midwife, whose life and the lives of other women and children in a small fishing village in Karnataka change when she is gifted a television set.Gulabi Talkies won the top prize under Indian Competition section at the 10th Osians-Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema. The lead actress Umashree, bagged the Best Actress award for her outstanding performance in the film.
“The film applies a back and forth narrative to tell the story of gravedigger Irya and his belief in Siddhas, nomads whose arrival is considered auspicious. It is believed that if the death of a person coincides with the arrival of a Siddha, the soul is sure to go to heaven.”