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Palador's greatest World Cinema Fest on Zee!

February 22, 2008 4:10:24 PM IST
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Ingmar Bergman's Masterpiece 'wild strawberries' will be shown on Zee StudioIn a news bound to make lovers of quality cinema rejoice, Zee Studio has partnered with Palador Pictures to showcase 26 of its acclaimed films on their channel.

Beginning in April on Sundays, this exclusive property will showcase 26 films made by master filmmakers like Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Wong Kar-Wai, Francois Truffaut, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Jim Jarmusch.

Gautam Shiknis, Founder & MD of Palador Pictures said, 'We had promised to take World Cinema to the masses. We fulfilled the promise first with the box sets and then with a DVD deal with Moser Baer. The final frontier was TV and that has been conquered today with this deal. World Cinema will once again beam into the discerning viewers' home.' Akira Kurosawa Box Set, Wong Kar Wai Box Set and a World Cinema Assorted box set are already on sale on Indiaplaza. while individual DVDs will soon be available pursuant to a deal with Moser Baer.

One of Jhonny Depp's best film performances, 'Dead Man' would be shown on Zee StudioNeil Chakravarti, Business Head, Zee Studio said, 'We were the first channel to consistently showcase World Cinema and our most recent endeavor, the Satyajit Ray festival last December, was received very well by our viewers. The team at Zee Studio has always worked hard to keep up with viewers' tastes and to innovate and stay true to our vision of sourcing and bringing the best movies to Indian viewers. We are very happy to partner with Palador for this initiative to showcase great films from their library. The previous festival with Palador's films generated lots of buzz among film lovers and we are confident that they will truly enjoy this collection of masterpieces as well.'

Mohan Polamar, co-founder and Joint MD of Palador says, 'Palador's quest is to bring the language of cinema into India. Our catalogue contains the works of cinema's founding fathers and their prodigies. Our focus is to generate popularity to this content and therefore our philosophy is to be agnostic to the medium and partner. We have a large body of content and we will work untiringly to popularize the same, Neil and his team at Zee has always been supportive of Palador's passion. Zee -studios programming direction and Palador's journey make us ideal partners.


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