by Laxmi Birajdar.
The country focus on Germany at this year’s Pune International Film Festival (Piff) is part of the ongoing celebrations of Germany and India’s 60 years of diplomatic relations under the Germany and ‘India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities’ banner.
Inaugurated by the consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany, Leopold-Theodor Heldman on Friday, the session in ‘Country Focus: Germany’ was graced by director of the Hof Film Festival, Germany, Heinz Badewitz, filmmaker Johannes Naber, faculty from Film and Television Institute of India Indraneel Bhattacharya and director of Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune Michael Flucht.
“As we take on the ambitious task of strengthening ties with India across politics, business, science and research, we believe culture, art and especially filmmaking and cinema is a more fitting platform for exchange of ideas. We wish to bring this to India for connoisseurs, especially those in the Oxford of the East,” Heldman said.
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