Category: On Cinema


Experiencing Cinema: My Journey

      Riccioto Canudo (1877-1923), an early Italian film theoretician, viewed cinema as a plastic art. Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music, Literature and Dance are the six forms of art. He named Cinema as the...


Reflections on Ceylan’s ‘Winter Sleep’

From celebrated Turkish film-maker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, comes the Winter Sleep (2014, Turkish), an intensely absorbing drama that mostly centers on familial relationships. To me the entire film seemed like a philosophical discourse on the...


In Search of the Parent(s)

  The dread of parental abandonment delivers a painful message to a child. How painful would be to move along with a knife stuck into our body? The parental abandonment and the shame accompanying it...