Yes, you heard it right first time: the first Hyderabad International Film Festival is on. Since the 22nd, actually, but I started watching only from yesterday, so irregular blogging for a few days.
Just come back from the Polish film (which one of the volunteers insisted on calling police film) Solidarity, Solidarity, which was patchy in parts, but quite good on the whole. The best part of it, for me, was the section directed by Wajda. In it, he has the actors who played the lead roles in Man Of Iron, Lech Walesa, and Wajda himself, discussing a film Wajda ought ot have made called Man of Hope. Intercut with the discussion that the four of them have in a large film ahll, are clips of the film, Man of Iron and the actor who played Tomczyk says, it is really that film that ought to be called Man of Hope.
Watching a Dariush Meherjui film later tonight. More tomorrow.