Good films play in our sub-conscious mind and that he doesn’t believe in ‘genre’ films : Paul Cox
The renowned Australian film maker Paul Cox has said that he looks for beauty, humanity and kindness in a good movie. Paul Cox was interacting with media at the 43rd International Film Festival of India in Goa, today. He has been invited at IFFI-2012 as a Guest of Honour. He recalled the influence of Indian film maestro Satyajit Ray on him and the indelible impression made by his classic Bengali film ‘Pather Panchali’. He said that unforgettable music in ‘Pather Panchali’ intertwined with the theme made the movie all the more touching. Although the film was made on a shoestring budget with mostly inexperienced crew, it won ‘Best Human Document’ award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. Paul Cox urged the movie goers to watch the film again and compare it with the modern day films. He said ‘Pather Panchali’ is considered one of the greatest films ever made even today. Asked whether he likes Bollywood movies, Paul Cox said he would prefer Bollywood to Hollywood. Replying to a question he said as a Jury Member he would like to look for beauty, humanity and kindness in a film. He said good films play in our sub-conscious mind and that he doesn’t believe in ‘genre’ films. Paul Cox said he doesn’t believe in awards either, because corruption dominates most of the award giving institutions. Only the film maker’s intention has to be honest, he added.