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Exercise :: Talkies - Latest Current Affairs

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Which shortfilm won Nespresso Talents 2019 in Cannes?

A. The Good Girl
B. Test Drive
C. Seed Mother
D. Ankul

Answer: Option C


Indian filmmaker, Achyutanand Dwivedi's film, "Seed Mother", won the third prize in the international section of Nespresso Talents 2019 in Cannes. The three-minute film celebrates the exceptional spirit of Rahibai Soma Popere, a woman who champions the use of local seeds and traditional methods of farming in villages of Maharashtra. This year's theme was 'We Are What We Eat', aimed at exploring the world, experiencing diversity, and sharing experiences and knowledge through food.


Which of the following Indian Movie won best cinematography at 2019 Beijing International Film Festival?

A. Sanju
B. Bhayanakam
C. 2.0
D. Badhaai Ho

Answer: Option B


Malayalam film Bhayanakam (Fear) directed by Jayaraj won the best cinematography award at the Beijing International Film Festival. The cinematography was done by Nikihil S Praveen. The film had also won the best cinematography award at the 65th National Film Awards. The film portrays the visits of first World War veteran to a small village in the backwaters of Kerala's Kuttanand as a postman during the World War-II. He shares with the families the good and bad news of the soldiers who took part in the war. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Zero was screened at the end of the festival. The festival also screened five Indian films, including Satyajit Ray's "Pather Panchali", "Apur Sansar", "Aparajito", the romantic comedy "Love Per Square Foot", the 2018 Indian romantic comedy and the thriller "Ittefaq".


Which movie has been crowned Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards?

A. Bohemian Rhapsody
B. The Favourite
C. Green Book
D. Roma

Answer: Option C


An American biographical comedy-drama film "Green Book" has won the Best Picture at 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 25th February 2019. Green Book also won best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali and best original screenplay. In it, British actress Olivia Colman won the best actress award for "The Favourite" for her performance as Queen Anne in the period comedy-drama. Rami Malek won the best actor for a biographical film "Bohemian Rhapsody". Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director Oscar for 'Roma', which is an American and Mexican drama. 'Roma' also won Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography category. Pop diva Lady Gaga got the Best Original Song Academy Award for "Shallow" from her feature debut "A Star is Born". Marvel's Black Panther too won 3 Oscars - Best Original Music, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.


Which Indian Short film won 2019 Oscar Award in the category 'Best Short Documentary'?

A. Jai Mata Di
B. Period. End of Sentence.
C. Half Ticket 2
D. Juice

Answer: Option B


India-based 'Period. End of Sentence.' has won the Oscar 2019 for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards.


What is the theme of the Challachitram National Film Festival that is to be held Guwahati on March 1,2019?

A. Our Pride, Our Film
B. Our Heritage, Our Pride
C. Our Film, Our Pride
D. Our Nation, Our Pride

Answer: Option B


Challachitram National Film Festival with the theme 'Our Heritage, Our Pride' will be held here in March, with a special award for entries from the northeastern region. Entries for short films, documentaries and animation films have been invited for both the competitive and non-competitive sections, a press release of 'Challachitram' said on Monday. The deadline for submitting entries is February 15. The three-day film festival will be held here from March 1. Chalachitram is a Guwahati-based organisation working for showcasing the heritage and culture of the northeast to national and international audience through films.