Film Society of Bhubaneswar 8th Annual Festival
The Film Society of Bhubaneswar is hosting its 8th annual festival of world cinema at Jayadev Bhawan here from November 3 to 5. The three-day festival brings together a selection of contemporary and critically-acclaimed films that offer meaningful and entertaining exposure to social issues, cultural conventions, and artistic excellence from across the world, according to a release issued by the society.
The principal attraction of the festival this year will be the retrospective on legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Nine of his highly-acclaimed feature films and three documentaries will be screened during the festival.
The festival opened with the screening of award-winning Iranian film ‘A separation’, directed by Asghar Farhadi, followed by ‘Las Acacias’, a film from Argentina directed by Pablo Giogeli.
Besides, in the morning session on Sunday and Monday, documentary films from Chile — ‘The Last Stand of Salvador Allende’ and ‘Images of Dictatorship’ – will be screened. The evening session will feature contemporary cinema from around the world. Films to be screened on the concluding Monday evening are ‘How I ended this summer’ from Russia and ‘Aaltra’ from Belgium.
“As a film society we believe that a film festival offers a unique and distinct perspective on cinema in contrast to individual screening. We hope that this little bouquet of films, diverse in their approach and idiom, bringing together the old and the new, will offer new ways of looking at cinema to a new and younger audience. We are also providing engaging encounters with cinema for those not so new to film festivals,” said Subas Das, president of Film Society of Bhubaneswar.
Film Society of Bhubaneswar is a registered non-profit organization formed by a group of filmmakers, cine-enthusiasts, artists and students
The film society holds regular monthly screenings of films for its members as well as organizes retrospectives, festivals and discussions on cinema at periodic intervals. Your membership will be a great support for the activities of the society.
Annual-General: Rs. 500.00
Annual-Student: Rs. 300.00
Life Membership: Rs. 4000.00
Founded : 2005
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