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NIRMALAYAM / THE OFFERING (1973, India) Directed by M.T. Vasudevan Nair [Malayalam]

Born in Kerala in 1933, M.T. Vasudevan Nair is one of India’s most prolific literary voices. Nair is also seen as a key figure in the development of Malayalam art … Continue reading

November 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

VIDEO ESSAY: THE POETICS OF ARAVINDAN

A Video Essay in 3 Chapters on Govindan Aravindan’s 1979 film Kumatty (The Bogeyman, India)  – Nature | Topography | Magic This new video essay looks at a few of the … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

AMMA ARIYAN (Report to Mother) Dir. John Abraham, 1986, Malayalam

You know me, Mother, don’t you. You know everything about me. I will keep you informed about everything that I come across, until the end of the journey. Just see … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

NIZHALKUTHU / SHADOW KILL (Dir. Adoor Gopalakrishnan, 2002, India)

Grimness evades the essence of this quasi-horror film recalling the disquieting ugliness caught wholly in Kieslowski’s A Short film about Killing, a haunting tale about the dreads of capital punishment. … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

OMAR AHMED

UK-based Film Scholar and PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema) at The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Previously Head of Film (2003 – 2016) at Aquinas College, Stockport.

Contact:
oahmed5@gmail.com

LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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