Pather Panchali

Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the legends

Decoding Satyajit Ray through the lens of the legends

May 2, 2020

Photo: Rajiv Menon Satyajit Ray’s body of work has fascinated legends of world cinema across generations. His mastery of storytelling left a deep mark on the creative thinking of filmmakers beyond languages, over the decades. It is a known fact that Satyajit Ray was drawn i...

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KIFF 2019 goes grand in its silver jubilee

KIFF 2019 goes grand in its silver jubilee

November 13, 2019

The 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) that was inaugurated on November 8, is buzzing with the excitement of cinephiles. Celebrating its silver jubilee, the festival will for the first time be screening films on celluloid by reintroducing 35 mm projection system. ...

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‘Pather Panchali’ on BBC’s list of 100 best foreign-language films

‘Pather Panchali’ on BBC’s list of 100 best foreign-language films

November 28, 2018

A small budget, regional film made by amateur cast and crew decades ago is India’s only contribution to BBC’s 100 best foreign-language films list. Pather Panchali’s groundbreaking success is a recognition to the undaunted endeavour of art house creators around the world. ...

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Look Through the iconic cameras of world cinema

Look Through the iconic cameras of world cinema

November 15, 2017

The original equipment used by the masters such as the Lumiere Brothers, Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak is being showcased at the Gaganendra Pradarshansala as a unique exhibition at the 23rd edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF 2017) is called 'Look Through'.

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Colours of Innocence

Colours of Innocence

October 8, 2017

The triumph of Colours of Innocence, the debut film of Manas Mukul Pal was the unearthing of two child actors from the remotest of villages in the Indo-Bangladesh border and their surreal journey to the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential House) to acknowledge the National Film Awar...

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Bengali Cinema

Bengali Cinema

May 3, 2016

As early as the Second World War, Indian films began making waves overseas. And Bengali cinema was perhaps the first to make a mark internationally. Though there may be a lot of media hype about increasing acceptance of Indian films overseas, the phenomenon is hardly new. For nea...

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