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17th Kolkata Film Festival announces lineup

17th Kolkata Film Festival announces lineup
The 17th Kolkata Film festival to be held from November 10-17, 2011 has announced its lineup. Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, Alexander Sokurov’s Faust, Godard’s Film Socialism, Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse, among others will be presented at the International Cinema section of the festival.

Joram Lürsen’s The Magicians will be the opening film of the festival.

In a Special Tribute to Uttam KumarNayak directed by Satyajit Ray and documentary Mahanayak—a Superstar’s Journey directed by Swapan Das will be screened.

A Retrospective of Japanese director Shohei Imamura will showcase films like Stolen Desire, Black Rain and Vengeance is Mine, among others.

Carlo Lizzani’s Luchino Visconti: Life as in a romance, Chidananda Dasgupta’s Amodini, Mani Kaul’s Uski Roti, Luchino Visconti’s The Innocent and The Leopard will be screened in the Homage section.

Ritwik Ghatak’s Komal Gandhar and
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17th Kolkata International Film Festival to pay tribute to Ritwik Ghatak

17th Kolkata International Film Festival to pay tribute to Ritwik Ghatak
Ritwik Ghatak

The Kolkata International Film Festival will pay a special tribute to filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak in its 17th edition.

Ghatak’s 1961 film Komal Gandhar-- that deals with the aftermath of partition of India in 1947 will be screened as a tribute. Komal Gandhar is part of a trilogy based in Kolkata along with Meghe Dhaka Tara and Subarnarekha, Ghatak’s well-known films.

Ghatak would have been 86 on November 4. One of the greatest filmmakers of India, Ghatak directed 8 feature films in his lifetime. Ajantrik was his first commercial release in 1958. He taught at the Film and Television Institute of India (Ftii).
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Bangladesh remembers film-maker Ritwik Ghatak

A three-day Ritwik Ghatak film festival here is showing the works of one of the titans of Indian cinema who was hurt by the 1947 India-Pakistan partition and returned to make a film when Bangladesh became free.Ghatak was born in Dhaka and lived for several years in this city before moving to Kolkata.The festival, which began Thursday, is showing eight full-length films by Ghatak - 'Nagarik', 'Ajantrik', 'Bari Theke Paliye', 'Meghe Dhaka Tara', 'Komal Gandhar', 'Subarnarekha', 'Titash Ekti Nadir Naam' and 'Jukti Takko Aar Gappo'.The loss of his home in East Bengal had a deep impact on Ghatak and his cinema, participants at a discussion noted.'Ghatak's films are now celebrated in India and beyond. His stature among Bengali film directors is comparable to that of Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen. Nevertheless, he is rarely remembered ceremonially in Bangladesh,
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