[The powerful finale from Greed, my favorite film]

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

15th Kolkata Film Festival Starts

The 15th Kolkata Film Festival started today with the opening film, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I didn't go to see it as it is available on DVD and easily accessible. It is a part of an interesting series of films though - films by contemporary directors on World War II. All these films are from 2008 and 2009 and promise the 'outside view' on the war.

The film I am looking forward to most in the festival is India's Oscar nominated (for Foreign film category), Harishchandrachi Factory which is on the making of India's first film, Raja Harishchandra by Dadasaheb Phalke.

I plan to see contemporary cinema at the festival, mostly films from the last 3 years which are not easily accessible.

I will also try and watch the Indian Select films, notable among which will be the bengali film selections.

I am targeting viewing 20-35 films over the next 7 days. Much fun beckons. :)