A new sculpture of three film workers at work has been installed at the Nandan complex as it gears up for the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).
The festival will be held from November 8-15. The Bengal government has decided to put up major ‘gates’ at several points in the city to mark the grand event.
The information and cultural affairs department had planned for the sculpture in advance and it was installed after chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s approval. As part of the celebrations, an exhibition on the Kiff had been planned at Gaganendra gallery, where all major films shown in this edition would be highlighted.
The stairs at Nandan are also being redesigned. “We are trying to give a new look to Nandan, for which the lobby on the first floor is also getting a makeover. The landscaping and lighting of the Nandan complex, which will be a major attraction of the festival, are over as well,” an engineer said.
The officials are, however, annoyed at visitors who often litter the complex, particularly the water body with used cups and bottles. The recent rain has compounded the problem and will need drainage. Engineers are on their toes to drain out excess rainwater as the Nandan complex is notorious for waterlogging with a 30-minute shower. Even the Rabindra Sadan complex has got a fresh coat of paint.
Source: Times of India