The Kolkata International Film Festival is all set to begin on November 8 and will continue till November 15. Guests attending the festival will arrive from November 7 onwards. Incidentally, Germany has been chosen as the focus country of KIFF this year.
In the national competition on Indian Language (Contemporary Indian Language films), there are three jury members. As many as 15 films are competing in this section. Said a source, “Among them are Goutam Halder’s Nirbaan, Indrasis Acharya’s Parcel, Krishnendu Dutta’s Duburi: The Song of Breath, Ananth Mahadevan’s Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005, Adinath Kothare’s Paani and Rahat Kazmi’s Lihaaf: The Quilt.”
Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha’s Bengali film titled Sraboner Dhara is one of the films competing in the Asian Select (Netpac Award Competition on contemporary Asian Films). “The segment titled Bengali Panorama (Indian Premiere only) has a very interesting lineup. There are six Bengali films. Among these is Anik Dutta’s film starring Soumitra Chatterjee. Based on a story by Ramapada Chowdhury, the film is titled Borunbabur Bondhu. It narrates the story of an ordinary man. On his birthday, a very well-known person, visits his house. The film documents his family’s subsequent reaction to it. Subrata Sen’s film is also in this section,” said the source.
In the Cinema International section (a non-competition contemporary world cinema), Tannishtha Chatterjee’s Roam Rome Mein will be screened. “For the international competitive section, veteran director Shaji N. Karun will be a part of the jury. This section is titled Innovations in Moving Images. Shaji is the only Indian in the jury board comprising six members,” the source added.
Source: Times of India