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KIFF film poster exhibition takes cine-goers to yesterday once more

Kolkata/IBNS: The 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has put up a poster exhibition for the entire duration of the festival at the Gaganendra Pradarshanshala and extending the festival at the Metcalfe Hall in the city.

Unheard India-Cinema in rare languages at 25th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: Have you ever heard of the Paniya language spoken by tribals of the adjoining border areas of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka besides Kannur and Kerala where this is spoken at Palakkad, Mallapuram and Waynad areas? Some sections of the audience got to hear this language in the feature film Kenjira, directed by Manoj Kana.

My responsibility as an actor is to portray reality honestly: Soumitra Chatterjee at KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: Regarding his upcoming film Sraboner Dhara- screened at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival- the core subject of which is Alzheimer, veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee said it is his responsibility as an artist to portray reality honestly after witnessing patients suffering from the disease closely.

Advancing technologies are great but the true essence of cinema is getting lost: Kumar Shahani

IBNS Correspondent Shoma A Chatterji in conversation with filmmaker Kumar Shahani at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) the challenges of digitisation to true essence of cinema  

Urojahaj is a story of a dreamer: Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Kolkata/IBNS: Veteran director and multiple National Award winner Buddhadeb Dasgupta, who is known for his signature magic realism elements elements in his works, said his upcoming film Urojahaj, which was screened at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival on Monday, is a story of a dreamer.

Playing my character in Dark Light was a mental trauma: Debutant actress Chandni

Kolkata/IBNS: Debutant actress Chandni said her experience of portraying the lead character in Mayur Hardas' film Dark Light was more a mental trauma than a physical one.

25th KIFF: The Bengali panorama this year is a healthy concoction

Kolkata/IBNS: The Bengali Panorama this year does not have slot of its own because most of the films are featured either in different competition sections or in the maestro section. Which also means that the selection panel possibly felt that they were above average films or had something special to say.

25th KIFF: Competition in Indian language films

Every year, the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) presents a host of excellent films and this year is no exception. It would be interesting to pick a few films that finally went through a gruelling contest with other films and now have pride of place at the festival.

As Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne completes 50 years, KIFF makes it inaugural film in 2019

Kolkata/IBNS: Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne was premiered in Kolkata on May 8, 1969. This year marks the 50th year after its release. It may be interpreted as a film addressed largely to children.

Filmmakers' responsibility to rekindle hope in people, says Mahesh Bhatt inaugurating 25th KIFF

Kolkata/IBNS: Inaugurating the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) here on Friday, Mahesh Bhatt said it is the responsibility of filmmakers like him to rekindle hope in people during the ongoing "dangerous times".

25th Kolkata International Film Festival(KIFF) inaugurated in a star-studded event

Kolkata/IBNS: The 25th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival(KIFF) was inaugurated today evening at the Netaji Subhash Indoor Stadium in the presence of national and international cine stars.

Film Darklight to be screened at 25th Kolkata International Film Festival

Kolkata/IBNS: After receiving a standing ovation at the Montgomery International Film Festival, Darklight is all set to be screened at the 25th edition of the prestigious Kolkata International Film Festival on Nov 10 and 12, 2019.

Bollywood biggies to inaugurate 25th KIFF today

Kolkata/IBNS: Bollywood stars will be in the city on Friday to inaugurate the 25th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).

24TH KIFF screens restored classics for cine buffs

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IBNS) The terms “restoration” and “preservation” have very positive associations so far as cinema across the world is concerned.

KIFF: Iconic silent era Australian film The Sentimental Bloke screened at Nandan

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IBNS) The iconic Australian film The Sentimental Bloke drew a slender crowd in Nandan III, one of the venues of the ongoing Kolkata International Film Festival. But few were aware that this film, besides being a very good film made way back in 1918-1919, has a history of its own.