Crossover Cinema: Cross-Cultural Film from Production to by Sukhmani Khorana

By Sukhmani Khorana

Cinematic items within the twenty-first century more and more emerge from, have interaction with, and are ate up in cross-cultural settings. whereas there were a couple of phrases used to explain cinematic kinds that don't undergo allegiance to a unmarried kingdom by way of conceptualization, content material, finance and/or viewership, this quantity contends that "crossover cinema" is the main apt modern description for these facets of up to date cinema on which it focuses. This rivalry is provoked via an appreciation of the cross-cultural truth of our post-globalization twenty-first century global.

This quantity either outlines the heritage of utilization of the time period and grounds it theoretically in ways in which emphasize the personal/poetic as well as the political. all the 3 sections of the amount then considers crossover movie from certainly one of 3 views: creation, the texts themselves, and distribution and intake.

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The film continues as a documentation of lifestyles set across various internal and external locations in Tehran—in front of the Australian embassy, street life and traffic, the house next door to Marzieh where she babysits the young girl Niloufar, a medical clinic in Tehran that Marzieh attends for health checks to meet visa requirements. In all these scenes, Marzieh is present amongst others, but there is no specific focus on her story. As minor or peripheral characters present themselves and their stories, Marzieh’s character is built up slowly.

She is professional, always on time, and also extremely talented and right for the role. SK: So when you were growing up and your father was a film distributor, did he have any contacts in Bollywood? Did anyone influence you in the filmmaking direction? DM: Because my father owned movie halls as well, we used to have these actors who came over all the time. He distributed Raj Kapoor films, Maps and Movies SK: DM: SK: DM: SK: DM: SK: DM: SK: DM: SK: DM: 33 so people like Raj Kapoor and Vyjanthimla would come over.

To give just one example of how this shaped my creative strategies, through the script-editing process I decided to highlight in the film narrative a conflict that remains central to Australia’s cultural and political conflict and contested national identity—the issue of asylum seekers, their treatment in detention centers and the psychological pressures, impacts, and responses these conditions elicit. I was especially interested to explore the imperative on illegal arrivals to formulate personal biographies, narratives that often oscillate between truth and untruth, just as poetic films may highlight the false economy of truth and fiction circulating within the cinematic space.

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