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Venice honours Tamil filmmaker Mani Ratnam

Venice honours Tamil filmmaker Mani Ratnam
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The Venice Film festival honours one of Bollywood’s most outstanding protagonists – Tamil film director, screenwriter and producer Mani Ratnam.

Festival director Marco Müller honoured him with the “Glory to the Filmmaker Award” named after the Takeshi Kitano movie.

His latest film “Raavan”, loosely based on Hindu mythology, tells the tale of a thief who kidnaps a woman to avenge his sisters death.

The big guns arrive in Venice, Joachim Phoneix who announced his retirement from acting to focus on a rap career is the subject of a documentary called “I’m Still Here” made by his brother in law Casey Affleck.

Its Casey Affleck’s debut as a film director and he explains what he tried to show about the actor turned rapper.

“ What a multi-dimensional, multi-faceted person Joaquim is who is full of drive and is incredibly dedicated to what he does and was committed even to this project.”

The film has its detractors Affleck himself remaining tight-lipped about the authenticity of his film, which chronicles the last year of the actors life.

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