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Indian film Yeti screened to applauding audiences in Torino in Italy

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NEW DELHI:  Abhijit Mazumdar’s Yeti was screened to raving audiences at the 32nd Torino Film Festival in Italy, which concluded today. The film was screened in the ONDE (Waves) section of the festival, which is a non-competitive showcase of experimental films.

Yeti is about a film crew which is shooting a movie in Mumbai. Because of tensions in the country, work slows down, and as reality slowly comes out into the shot footage, fiction does the same off the set, and the images contain inextricable truths.

The festival called the film “a disturbing and at times surprising theorem of cinematography and cinephiles, suspended between Blow-Up, The Conversation and, above all, the cinema of Tsai Ming-liang.”

Mazumdar is a Direction graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He has made a number of short films, documentaries and commercials. His films have received both national and international awards. Mazumdar’s earlier short vanishing point was screened in the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in 2012.

It was also screened at Glasgow Shorts, and Jameson Durban Film Festivals and in the International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (Focus Section) 2012.

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