Cinema plays a key role in TN: Minister

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Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Cinema plays a key role in TN: Minister

Cinema is as important as politics in Tamilnadu and the film industry here has a rich legacy, said State Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur Raju.

Speaking at the inauguration of the 22nd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) at the newly-opened Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai on Saturday, he said, 'It was the wish of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa that the last edition of Chennai International Film Festival be inaugurated at Kalaivanar Arangam. But it could not be done in time due to unforeseen circumstances. Her interest has paved the way for organising film festivals in the city that are on par with the best in the world.'

The festival is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to India and Indo-Cine Appreciation Foundation. Films from Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Netherlands and Finland are among those which will be screened from 22 April to 4 May. 

The contemporary films screened as part of the festival will be a part of the theme 'Love for Cinema', said ICAF president Sivan Kannan.

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