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Guade Loupe filmmaker Christian Lara wants to shoot next film in India

PANAJI: Good cinema has no language barrier and is understood just by visuals throughout the world, says Guade Loupe (in Carribean Islands) based filmmaker Christian Lara.


Addressing a press meet, Lara, who is also a journalist and historian, said the sole objective of cinema is to make people learn and understand the world around them in a better way. His film Heritage Perdu (Lost Heritage) has been screened at the ongoing IFFI.


Lara, who is making films in French, said there is no film industry in his country and there is no infrastructure to produce films, no facilities of studios, laboratories and related requirements. Lead actress of Lara’s upcoming film Emoticon Ms Lock Mi Kwan was also present. 


Lara remarked that every film is an adventure, and determination helps to see impossible tasks get accomplished. He also said he has plans to shoot his upcoming film in India. He said he looks forward to working with Indian actors and actresses and revealed his fascination to cast famous Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit for his film. He wanted to strengthen the bond between Guade Loupe and India through filmmaking.


In Heritage Perdu, Pierre Mombin, a native of Guade Loupe, receives a recorded letter from Africa asking him to come over and visit his unknown family. He realises that he was the last male descendent of the royal family and that he was expected to reign and save the kingdom.


Lara, born in Basse Terre, Guade Loupe, has released as many as 20 feature films including a few for television. Since his debut in 1975 with Jeu de James, he has directed films like Coco-la-Fleur, Bitter Sugar, 1802 Freedom Now and the Senegalese-Tunisian co-production Black. Lara’s newest film, Emoticon, about an unlikely relationship between a young Chinese girl and a terminally ill 70-year-old Provence based painter, is due in 2011.
 

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