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27th KIFF to be held from Jan 7 amid COVID-19 pandemic, focus country Finland KIFF
Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS

27th KIFF to be held from Jan 7 amid COVID-19 pandemic, focus country Finland

Souvik Ghosh/IBNS | @indiablooms | 04 Jan 2022, 10:07 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: The 27th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will be held from Jan 7 in the city amid COVID-19 pandemic with 50 percent occupancy in cinema halls.

The festival, which was skipped in 2020, will run from Jan 7 to 14.

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The announcement was made by West Bengal Minister Indranil Sen, film personalities Haranath Chakraborty, Arindam Sil, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Sayantika Banerjee, Ananya Chakraborti, Shantanu Bose and Subrata Halder at government-sponsored film and cultural centre Nandan.

Like last year, the KIFF will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from her office Nabanna in presence of a few eminent personalities, whose names are not yet been finalized.

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Under normal circumstances, the inauguration ceremony is held at Netaji Indoor Stadium in presence of a galaxy of stars including acting legend Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan (who is also West Bengal's brand ambassador).

Finland will be the focus country in this edition of the festival.

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The films from Finland to be screened are 'Tove', 'Toivon Tuolla Puolen' ('he Other Side Of Hope'), 'Le Havre', 'Terasleidit' ('Ladies Of Steel)'), 'Seurapeli' ('Games People Play') and 'Sokea Mies Joka Ei Halunnut Nahda Titanicia' ('A Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See The Titanic').

The seven special screenings include Aparna Sen's 'The Rapist', Shoojit Sircar's 'Sardar Udham', Bratya Basu's 'Dictionary' et al.

(Images: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)