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HBO Premium channels presented a Masterclass at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival

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MUMBAI: This year HBO premium channels had partnered with the 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival, organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), to bring a Master Class with acclaimed French actor Catherine Deneuve and  Deepika Padukone.



The afternoon session presented by HBO Premium Channels witnessed the two in conversation with Anupama Chopra that opened a new side of the veteran actress’ career.

 An interesting discussion ensued as the two actors shared candidly their experiences on a diverse range of issues from their personal to professional lives and their opinions on the difference between cinema in India, Europe and the rest of the world.



Catherine Deneuve, known for her iconic roles in films such as Repulsion (1965), Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970), and more recently in Dancer in the Dark (2000) and 8 Women (2002), was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival. The festival will screen a selection of her movies to pay a befitting tribute to this coveted film actor.



On this occasion HBO India South Asia managing director Monica Tata commented “We are very excited to have partnered with the Mumbai Film Festival this year, which like our HBO Premium Channels showcases the best of cinema. This partnership will further highlight the proposition that we offer award-winning cinematic content to our consumers."



The Mumbai Film Festival has several academic activities connected with it and attracts a significant number of International film celebrities and members of the film business community.

 

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