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KIFF to screen 3D French film, Hollywood classics

Post by -*Fenil*- on 2014-11-01, 20:54

Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) The inclusion of 2014
French drama and experimental 3D film "Goodbye
to Language" by renowned French filmmaker
Jean-Luc Godard in the 20th edition of the
Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) is set to
create new benchmarks, organisers said
Beginning Nov 10, the fest will have 137 films
from 60 countries and 31 Indian films, including
13 Bengali films in action.
Eminent filmmaker Goutam Ghose, part of the film
fest committee, said he is looking forward to
watching "Goodbye to Language" at the fest.
"It is a very interesting film by Godard," he told
media persons during the fest's announcement.
According to state Principal Secretary,
Information and Cultural Affairs Atri Bhattacharya,
the screening technology was not available
Hollywood classics such as "Guns of Navarone"
and "The Sound of Music" and a section on
American director Stanley Kubrick's films have
been included.
KIFF turns competitive this year with 15 films by
women directors across the globe in the running
for the top jury award for the 'International
Women Directors' section of films.A
The focus will be on cinema from Arab nations
and a special section has been earmarked as a
tribute to legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen
where seven of her films will be screened. Sen
died on Jan 17 this year.
The inaugural film selected is the Italian movie
"Italo Barocco" byAAlessia Scarso.
A 'Children Screening' section and 'French
Classics' segments are the other highlights, apart
from contemporary world films of 2013-2014.
The inaugural ceremony will be presided over by
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the
participation of superstar Amitabh Bachchan and
his family, and Shah Rukh Khan , also the state's
brand ambassador.

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