January 30, 2023 17:37 (IST)
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Decoding Satyajit Ray: Ranjit Mallick, Mamata Shankar, Barun Chanda look back on legend's 101st birth anniversary

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.

Aparna Sen's The Rapist gets screened at 27th KIFF, Konkona Sen Sharma calls it 'proud moment'

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.

Ishaan Ghose's Bengali film Jhilli bags best film award in international category in 27th KIFF

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.

Tech use should not compromise discipline of filmmaking: Goutam Ghose

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.

KIFF pays tribute to Sumitra Bhave through her last film Dithee

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. 

KIFF screens documentary on Badal Sarkar by Ashoke Viswanathan

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 new film The Rapist explores why a man becomes a sexual predator

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

Mohan Agashe to produce late Sumitra Bhave's last work on 'elderly singles'

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".

Guthlee, a touching film on education for the Dalits

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.

Satyajit Ray is my Bible, his works more commercial to me: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar

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.

Talking Cinema: The Life and Time of Aruna Vasudev

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.

COVID-19 surge: West Bengal govt decides to postpone 27th Kolkata International Film Festival

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday announced its decision of temporarily postponing the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival.

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

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.

Amitabh Bachchan, SRK, Aamir, Salman at 27th KIFF?

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.

As I got directing Rishi Kapoor was most lovable man: Anubhav Sinha

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