131 films to be screened at 26th Kolkata film festival

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Ray’s basic Apur Sansar — the third of a trilogy that includes Soumitra Chatterjee — will be screened at the inauguration of 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), to be held from January 8 to 15, West Bengal minister Arup Biswas stated.

The seven-day festival will begin by paying tribute to two greats — auteur Satyajit Ray on his start centenary, and Chatterjee, who died of post-COVID issues in November final yr, the PWD minister stated throughout a press meet right here on Saturday.

Biswas, who has been actively concerned in organising the festival over the previous few years, stated a complete of 131 films — in characteristic, brief and documentary codecs — will be screened at totally different theatres of the town, together with Nandan and Rabindra Sadan.

Minister of State for Cultural Affairs Indranil Sen, who was additionally current at the meet, advised reporters that the organising committee obtained 1,170 entries from 45 nations, of which 131 had been chosen for the film carnival.

The annual Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture, an vital a part of the festival, will be delivered by director Anubhav Sinha, this yr’s subject being “Social Responsibility in mainstream Indian cinema”.

Actor-director Parambrata Chatterjee, a member of the organising committee, stated six films of Federico Fellini may also be screened at the week-long gala.

Tickets for the festival and delegate playing cards will be accessible on-line, he added.

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