Current Affairs – December, 2014

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Actress Luise Rainer first to win consecutive acting Oscars passes away

Actress Luise Rainer passed away in London, UK. She was 104.

She was born on 12th January 1910 in Vienna, Austria. She was renowned German-born Austrian and American film actress of cinema’s golden era.

Acting career: Rainer began acting career in 1926, in Germany at early age 16 under innovative Austrian director Max Reinhardt and had appeared in several German films.

Her first American film role was in Escapade in 1935. But her film’s The Great Ziegfeld and The Good Earth made her star in acting world

Awards:  She is first person to win an acting Academy Award (Oscars) in consecutive years, taking best actress prizes for the 1936 film “The Great Ziegfeld” and “The Good Earth” in 1937.

This feat of winning consecutive Oscars is achieved by only 5 actors in awards history to date. They are: Luise Rainer, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards and Tom Hanks.

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13th Pune International Film Festival(PIFF) will begin on Jan 8 with theme ‘War against War’

The 13th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) will be held at Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad in Maharashtra from January 8 to 15. This edition of film festival will focus on the theme “War against War”.

It is jointly organised by the Maharashtra State Government and Pune Film Foundation. In this edition of festival around 350 will screened with of more than 200 films from 75 countries.

In this festival, films will be screened in 13 sections which include world competition, Marathi competition, international student competition, MTDC short film competition, country focus, retrospective, Indian Cinema, tribute, kaleidoscope, Films and documentaries from Films Division, global cinema, films restored by National Film Development Corporation, war against war and present Marathi Cinema.

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