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Script writer Schrader to take masterclass at Osian Cinefan Festival

NEW DELHI: Script writer and director Paul Schrader (Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver) is set to attend the forthcoming Tenth Osian’s-Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema (OCFF) next month to conduct a masterclass on screenwriting.
The Festival, launched by critic Aruna Vasudev in 1999, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year from 10-20 July in New Delhi.

Two films of Paul Schrader, Taxi Driver and Mishima, will also be screened at the festival.

Schrader will analyse the elements of a story and talk about "how metaphors can be found from one’s own life" that can be turned into a powerful and compelling screenplay.

In addition, Schrader’s lecture on New Media will discuss the future of audio-visual entertainment apart from focusing on the forces which are coalescing to end the 20th Century notion of "movies". These sessions will be open to the general public as well on a ‘first-come-first-seated‘ basis.


Osian’s-Cinefan will focus this year on "writing and cinema" with special reference to the novel in adaptation. OCFF will screen films based on literature including films based on the works of Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz along with a special focus on The Kiss of the Spiderwoman.

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