Kolkata/IBNS: Veteran Bengali actor Ranjit Mallick, who had worked with late filmmaker Mrinal Sen at a very young age in Interview, had his luck to attract a role of a disillusioned Communist in late Satyajit Ray's 1990 film Shakha Proshakha.
Kolkata/IBNS: Veteran actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen's The Rapist, which explores the reasons behind a man becoming a sexual predator, was screened at the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) on its closing day Sunday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Filmmaker Goutam Ghose's son Ishaan Ghose's Bengali film Jhilli has won the best film award in the international competition section in the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) which ended Sunday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Though technology has brought a sea-change in filmmaking over the last few years, especially the pandemic, Indian director Goutam Ghose feels the discipline of filmmaking should never be compromised.
Multiple award-winning director Sumitra Bhave, who passed away last year, is being bestowed a tribute at the ongoing Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) with a screening of Dithee, her last film in Marathi, which happens to be the first feature film she happened to direct independently without her co-director Sunil Sukhtankar beside her.
Nandan 3 auditorium was packed on an evening of documentary films chosen for screening at the 27th KIFF. Among the three films, one, Badal Sarkar and Third Theatre, drew a big audience.
Aparna Sen's latest film THE RAPIST is being screened in Kolkata as the last film at the 27th KIFF 2022 on May 1. Shoma A. Chatterji offers a ring-side view of the film from the director
Kolkata/IBNS: Psychiatrist-actor Dr. Mohan Agashe has revealed he will be producing late filmmaker Sumitra Bhave's unfinished work which deals with "elderly singles".
Filmmaker Ishrat Khan's Guthlee, produced by Pradeep Rangwani of UV Films, is being screened at Nandan as part of the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival 2022. Shoma A Chatterjee speaks to director Ishrat Khan how a father and his boy, Guthlee, struggle for admission in a school which refuses to admit him because he belongs to the community of manual scavengers.
Kolkata/IBNS: The influence of legendary filmmaker late Satyajit Ray on director Shoojit Sircar was evident in one of the early scenes from Piku where Deepika Padukone rants about her date's complete ignorance of Ray's works.
It is indeed rare to discover a lengthy documentary on an internationally celebrated media person, specializing in Asian Cinema who has travelled across the world. But the young Supriya Suri has made this possible. She has made a long documentary – Aruna Vasudev – The Mother of Asian Cinema- which forms a part of the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival. Suri talks to IBNS-TWF correspondent Shoma A. Chatterji on the why’s and wherefore’s of the film.
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday announced its decision of temporarily postponing the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival.
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.
Kolkata/IBNS: Kolkata might get another year of star-studded film festivals if some top Bollywood actors accept the invitations sent to them by the West Bengal government.
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who is credited for films with a social message like Article 15, Thappad, delivered the Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture at the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), where Mulk was screened as a tribute to late actor Rishi Kapoor. As the festival, which began on Jan 8, ended on Friday, India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh looks back at his words during his festival visit