A complete of 131 movies – in characteristic, quick and documentary codecs – might be screened on the seven-day competition, mentioned West Bengal minister Arup Biswas.
Ray’s traditional Apur Sansar – the third of a trilogy that includes Soumitra Chatterjee – might be screened on the inauguration of 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), to be held from Eight to 15 January, West Bengal minister Arup Biswas mentioned.
The seven-day competition will begin by paying tribute to 2 greats — auteur Satyajit Ray on his start centenary, and Chatterjee, who died of post-COVID issues in November final 12 months, the PWD minister mentioned throughout a press meet right here on Saturday.
Biswas, who has been actively concerned in organising the competition over the previous few years, mentioned a complete of 131 movies – in characteristic, quick and documentary codecs – might be screened at totally different theatres of town, together with Nandan and Rabindra Sadan.
Minister of State for Cultural Affairs Indranil Sen, who was additionally current on the meet, advised reporters that the organising committee obtained 1,170 entries from 45 international locations, of which 131 had been chosen for the movie carnival.
The annual Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture, an necessary a part of the competition, might be delivered by director Anubhav Sinha, this 12 months’s matter being “Social Responsibility in mainstream Indian cinema”.
Actor-director Parambrata Chatterjee, a member of the organising committee, mentioned six movies of Federico Fellini will even be screened on the week-long gala.
Tickets for the competition and delegate playing cards might be obtainable on-line, he added.
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