India & Israel need to explore their own cinemas deeper: Dan Wolman
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India & Israel need to explore their own cinemas deeper: Dan Wolman

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Panaji, Nov 22: Veteran Israeli filmmaker Dan Wolman has said that there are lots of similarities in Indian and Israeli cinema so far as diversities are concerned and both countries need to explore their own cinemas deeper.

Addressing a press conference at the Media Centre of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here on Wednesday, he called himself a supporter of fringe cinema and said though he sometimes made movies to earn a living, his desire had always been to make a movie on issues like ageing, prostitution, gay issues etc.

Narrating an experience where he was interviewed by a person unaware of parallel cinema, Mr Wolman, who lost two-thirds of his family in holocaust said, he believed in portraying emotions in indirect and subtle ways.

Replying to a question about his interest in theatre, Wolman said theatre was an exciting and less expensive means to reach people and Israel with its 18 film schools had a great tradition of theatre.

Wolman said Israeli society was characterised by presence of various ethnic and migrant groups which made film-making challenging. (UNI)

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