Sunday, 11 November 2012

Cornwall Film Festival III

I managed to see a few films today! Well, yesterday, as it's gone midnight at the point of my writing this, Which reminds me, if you're out taking part in a remembrance day parade, I hope you manage to stay dry. As a former Air Cadet I've done my share of marching through town to observe the two minutes silence in the cold and wet, so you have my sympathy.

Right, back to the films!

Most notably Mumbai Charlie, which is a 30 minute short film directed by Deepak Verma.
During the Q&A he explained how the film is based on the real life story of a man who took on the role of Charlie Chaplin to bring laughter back to a community in Adipur in the wake of a terrible earthquake in 2001. The film follows a businessman who is diagnosed as having lost his inner moustache by 'the doctor' who appears to be the leader of a group of Chaplin enthusiasts.
Deepak Verma, a pretty cool guy   
Later on I asked if it was intentional that his film was being screened during 'Movember' when the Chaplin moustache played such an important role in his film, apparently it was a happy coincidence, but he showed significant anguish that I didn't ask during the Q&A, because he would have liked to talk more on the theme then!

I saw a whole bunch of animated shorts aswell, but it's getting late, I have to be up early in the morning and the batteries in my wireless keyboard are running down, so I'll leave you with a picture of some fellow animators I bumped into at the festival today!


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