Global soap

The global soap opera is a phenomenon that should get much more attention in both film and media studies. TV soaps are primarily the television offspring of traditional cinematic family melodramas, albeit in ‘serial narrative’ form rather than single narratives. Their production flourishes in those countries with a heritage of film production in this genre.… Read More Global soap

Kolkata IFF screening 4: My Marlon and Brando (Turkey 2008)

With sensitive handling by a distributor I think that this film could do well in major markets. I’m sure that it will be appreciated in Turkey and Germany but its story is also universal. It has already won several festival prizes and been well reviewed by Variety and Screen International. The film’s story is based… Read More Kolkata IFF screening 4: My Marlon and Brando (Turkey 2008)