THE FACE OF ANOTHER / GREENR, SHAHPUR JAT, NEW DELHI / 27 JULY / 7PM


The Face of Another by Hiroshi Tashigehera

A businessman facially scarred in a laboratory fire receives psychotherapy from a psychiatrist, and obtains an amazingly lifelike mask from the doctor. Soon after being fitted for the mask, he seduces his wife and succeeds. But his wife claims she was aware all along who he was and believed that both were just masquerading together as most couples usually do in different ways. Strangely enough, his personality seemingly begins to change after he puts on the mask as if the mask has influenced his personality.

26. July 2016 by admin
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JAGTE RAHO / GREENR, SHAHPUR JAT, NEW DELHI / 20 JULY / 7PM


Jagte Raho by Amit & Shombhu Mitra

In hopes of improving his lifestyle, a poor peasant re-locates to Bombay virtually penniless. It is late at night and he is thirsty, and he is unable to find water anywhere. A singing drunk offers him money to buy some alcohol, but the money is snatched away by a taxi-driver. In desperation, the peasant attempts to drink from a fire hydrant, but is stopped by a Police Constable. Then he sneaks into a multi-storied apartment complex, and is mistaken for a thief. The entire building, which consists of over 200 units, housing nearly a 1000 people, set out to hunt him down.

19. July 2016 by admin
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NEIGHBOURING SOUNDS / GREENR, SHAHPUR JAT, NEW DELHI / 13 JULY / 7PM


Neighbouring Sounds by Kleber Mendonca Filho

Life in a middle-class neighbUorhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after
the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of
safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear. Meanwhile, Bia, married and
mother of two, must find a way to deal with the constant barking and howling of her neighboUr's
dog. A slice of 'Braziliana', a reflection on history, violence and noise

19. July 2016 by admin
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EYES WITHOUT A FACE / GREENR, SHAHPUR JAT, NEW DELHI / 6 JULY / 7PM


EYES WITHOUT A FACE / 90 mins / 6th JUL / 7 PM
Eyes Without A Face - Georges Franju

After causing an accident that left his daughter Christiane severely disfigured, the brilliant surgeon Dr.Génessier works tirelessly to give the girl a new face. He does so however by kidnapping young women and attempting face transplants. He has been woefully unsuccessful to date. The doctor's world begins to collapse around him when his daughter realizes just what he has been doing

03. July 2016 by admin
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HORROR IN THE BYLANES / GREENR, SHAHPUR JAT, NEW DELHI / 29 JUN – 24 AUG / 7PM


A series of horror films set in the city, about the city, forged largely from the perspective of the casual visitor, the immigrant character or the tourist – centrally, an outsider. The series will attempt to construct a narrative of essential modernity – of industries, apartment complexes, institution premises, office campuses, landfills – which automatically, in their wake, elicit both confusion and terror for our new entrant protagonist, uninitiated as he is in the methods of this entirely new arrangement: the modern city.

Horror in the Bylanes opens with M

Horror in the Bylanes opens with M

/ 88 mins / 29th JUN / 7 PM
In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children. The film is acknowledged as one of the first to employ actual locations in the city of Los Angeles to create its regime of terror and paranoia.

28. June 2016 by admin
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YOUSSEF CHAHINE RETROSPECTIVE / ZIZO, CONNAUGHT PLACE, NEW DELHI / 28 JAN – 18 FEB / 7PM

Youssef Chahine Retrospective
CAIRO STATION / 77 mins / 28th JAN / 7 PM
Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. While she treats Kinawi in a sympathetic way and jokes with him about a possible relationship, She is actually in love with Abu Sri', a strong and respected porter at the station who is struggling to unionize his fellow workers to combat their boss' exploitative and abusive treatment.

THE RING SELLER / 95 min / 4 FEB /7 PM
In a peaceful village, the mayor, seeing that the population is bored with tranquility, invents the mystical figure of Rajeh, and tells stories to villagers about the exploits of Rajeh, who kills and maims and steals. One day the mayor (Nasri Shamseddine) tells the villagers that Rajeh is heading to the village itself and they better be careful. Two smart men notice that the mayor was lying and that it is all his imagination. So they go on making good on the fictitious person and steal money and assault the mayor in the dark saying that they were Rajeh. Eventually, an old man with the name of Rajeh arrives in the village, amid public fears. Then it became obvious that Rajeh was merely a seller of rings for weddings and he wanted to marry his son to Fairuz the nephew of the mayor. The two bad guys willingly go to jail for making use of the mayor's joke.

Yusuf Chahine - Retrospective

THE SPARROW/ 105 min / 11 FEB / 7 PM
A vivid portrait of a nation in chaos, The Sparrow is set against the background of Egypt’s shocking defeat in the 1967 Six-Day War with Israel, a traumatic event that transformed Egyptians' confidence in Nasser into ambivalence towards a leader suddenly revealed to be deeply fallible. Eschewing traditional narrative in favor of an episodic ensemble piece focused on the hunt for a politically connected crime kingpin, The Sparrow'sheady combination of realist and expressionist elements is meant to disorient the viewer and evoke Chahine’s vision of a country suddenly gone far astray.

ALEXANDRIA...WHY? / 113 min / 18 FEB / 7 PM
The film marked a radical, newly introspective turn in Chahine’s active career, a sharp departure from his Fifties musicals and melodramas and his later epics and political films. The first of Chahine's four film semi-autobiography, entitled “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” Alexandria, Why? focuses on a precocious adolescent whose dreams and colorful attempts to become an actor unfold against the vivid backdrop of Alexandria during World War II. A rich ensemble cast inspires Chahine's young thespian hero with a wealth of dramatic subplots—at turns hilarious and touching—about wartime life. The autobiographical nature and nostalgic flavor of Alexandria, Why? make it one of Chahine’s most accessible works, a charming and entertaining film that also delivers a potently subversive and impassioned anti-war message.

27. January 2016 by admin
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SEQUENCES – NARRATIVES OF ANIMATION / INSTITUTO CERVANTES, NEW DELHI / 18 – 20 DEC 2015

Poster, I(2)


FRIDAY, 18TH DECEMBER / DAY 1
5PM: Opening
EARLY ANIMATION
● Film festival trailer [04m]
● Panel discussion with teachers and practitioners on India’s legacy and the future of animation featuring Shilpa Ranade and Vivekananda Ghatak.

6PM
Glimpses of Indian Animation (R. Swamy, 1997) [30m]

7PM
A Selection of films from Films Division
You Said It​(Ram Mohan, 1972) [08m]
Connoisseur​(R.R. Swamy, 1988) [03m]
The Thinker?​(A.R. Sen, 1981) [9m]
The Balloon​(B.R. Shendge, 1980) [07m]
Ek Anek Aur Ekta​(Vijaya Mulay, 1974) [07m]
Abid​(Pramod Pati, 1972) [05m]
Trip / Udaan​(Pramod Pati, 1970) [04m]
This Our India​(Pramod Pati, 1961) [08m]

SATURDAY, 19TH DECEMBER / DAY 2
3PM
Arrugas / Wrinkles​(Ignacio Ferreras, 2011) [Spanish / 90m]

5PM
Student Film Screenings from ​Chitrakatha ​[ 60 -­ 70 m ]
Spanish Film: ​Berbaoac ​(5m) ​[Free Entry]

6PM
SESSION | ​Animation for Storytelling: A Student’s Perspective
by Sandhya Visvanathan

7PM
CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION
Brief talk on current trends in the animation industry

Fisherwoman and Tuk Tuk​(Suresh Eriyat, 2015) [15m]
Journey to Nagaland​(Aditi Chitre, 2010) [26m]
Raju and I​(Gayatri Rao, 2006) [30m]
Printed Rainbow​(Gitanjali Rao, 2006) [15m]
Spanish Films: ​[Free Entry]
Amar ​(Isabel Herguera, 2010) [8m]
Bajo la Almohada ​(Isabel Herguera, 2012) [8m]

SUNDAY, 20TH DECEMBER / DAY 3
Friday, Day 3
3PM Repeat:
A Selection of films from Films Division
You Said It​(Ram Mohan, 1972) [08m]
Connoisseur​(R.R. Swamy, 1988) [03m]
The Thinker?​(A.R. Sen, 1981) [9m]
The Balloon​(B.R. Shendge, 1980) [07m]
Ek Anek Aur Ekta​(Vijaya Mulay, 1974) [07m]
Abid​(Pramod Pati, 1972) [05m]
Trip / Udaan​(Pramod Pati, 1970) [04m]
This Our India​(Pramod Pati, 1961) [08m]

4:30 PM
Chico Y Rita​(Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, 2010) [87m] ​[Free Entry] 6:30PM:

A Selection of Films from CFSI

Closing Films
Manpasand (Dhvani Desai, 2007) [11m]
The World of Goopi and Bagha (Shilpa Ranade, 2013) [1h 19m]

15. December 2015 by admin
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R. V. RAMANI RETROSPECTIVE / NANDIMUKH SABHAGRIHO, KOLKATA / 8-10TH MAY 2015 / 6:30 – 9 PM

A DOCUMENTARY PROPOSAL / 45 mins / 8th MAY / 6:30 PM
Among the various films made by the renowned filmmaker Mrinal Sen, ‘BhuvanShome’ made in 1969, finance by the Indian Government, was a landmark film for its innovation and experimentation, setting the path for the Parallel Cinema movement in the country. In 2013, Films Division, a Government of India undertaking, decides to make a documentary film on Sen. Officials from the Films Division go to Sen’s house in Kolkata to officially propose a documentary on him. I go along with them.

SAA / 25 min / 8 MAY /7:45 PM
A man sings in the local train in Bombay. Man and woman dance celebrating the Holi festival in the village Salona, in Maharashtra. Ganesh festivals celebrations reach its peak on the streets of Bombay. An exploratory journey seeking one’s own rhythm, through the magnetic flux of rural and urban rhythms.

MERA GAON HAI MUMBAI/ 29 min / 8 MAY / 8:30 PM
Children lodged at the Government remand homes in Chennai, are brought there under various charges. Caught between the boundaries of the states and law, the remand home is a space-in-transit for many of these children. Some of them find their way back home, some find state adoption, but for many it is a journey to nowhere.

Shubhradeep Chakravorty - First Poster

FACE LIKE A MAN / 30 min / 9 MAY / 6:30 PM
Nine painters – Tina, Juretzek, VasudhaThozur, Gieve Patel, Manu Parekh, V.Ramesh, Vashudev, Gargi, Raina, RekhaRodwitiya and Gerhard Schamhorst – with their preoccupations in an Artists camp, held in Chennai. The filmmaker with his own preoccupation strikes a relation.

HINDUSTAN HAMARA / 98 min / 9 MAY / 7:15 PM
This is a visual conversation between me and Anand Patwardhan. The film unfolds a range of poignant perspectives around Anand’s screening events and seems to raise primary questions in documentary film making and representational politics.

 

BRAHMA VISHNU SHIVA / 19 min / 10 MAY / 6:30 PM
The filmmaker persuades his Japanese sculptor friend, Toshkazu Kanai, to work with sand as the medium, near the waterfront on a beach. The waves lash. Children jump around. Fish gets caught. A balloon girl passes. A film happens, revealing the process of creation, substance and destruction, all happening at the same time.

MY CAMERA AND TSUNAMI / 90 min / 10 MAY / 7:15 PM
It is a memory of a camera which perished in the Tsunami, alongwith the final recorded footage on it. An elusive image, evoking multiple possibilities, seeking parallels and new perspectives.

20. May 2015 by admin
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SHUBHRADEEP CHAKRAVORTY RETROSPECTIVE / NANDIMUKH SABHAGRIHO, KOLKATA / 13-14TH DEC 2014 / 4 – 9 PM


GODHRA TAK / 60 mins / 13TH DEC / 4:30 PM
In a barbaric incident on 27 Feb 2002, coach S6 of Sabermati Express was burnt at Godhra in Gujarat, India. Fifty nine people including several Karsevaks died in that fire. The film is an investigative documentation of the incident. It tries to find out what actually happened at Godhra railway station on that day and how far the allegation of a conspiracy is true.

ENCOUNTERED ON SAFFRON AGENDA / 94 min / 13 DEC /6 PM
This film is based on investigative documentation of encounters of Sameer Khan Pathan (22 October, 2002), Sadik Jamal (13 January, 2003), Ishrat Jahan and Javed Sheikh (15 June, 2004) and Sohrabuddin Sheikh (26 November, 2005), in Gujarat. Those killed were said to have been on a mission to assassinate Chief Minister Narendra Modi who had allegedly organised the 2002 genocide of Muslims in the aftermath of the Godhra train burning incident. Film tries to find out the truth behind the stories propagated by the police and politics of encounters in Gujarat.

AFTER THE STORM / 68 min / 13TH DEC / 8 PM
Documentary narrates stories of seven former terror accused, set free by various law courts across India. Mukhtar Ahmed, Md. Fassiuddin Ahmed, Umar Farooque, Moutasim Billah, Harith Ansari, Md. Musarrat Hussain ‘Bobby’’ and Shaikh Abdul Kaleem are among thousands of Muslim Youth arrested, falsely accused and then acquitted in terror cases. The film narrates their ordeal and misery, and sheds light on their current fight for survival.

Shubhradeep Chakravorty - First Poster

OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT / 60 min / 14TH DEC / 4:45 PM
This documentary illustrates the life threatening conditions faced by Indian defence lawyers appearing in terror related cases. In recent years, lawyers Shahid Azmi and Naushad Kashmiji were killed in two separate incidents. Documentary tries to find out whether the Indian establishment were the mastermind behind these killings. It also looks at these killings in the light of several incidents of beating and intimidation of defence lawyers around the country and tries to evaluate the tate of Indian legal system and its systemic incapability to deliver justice to the minorities.

EN DINO MUZZAFFARNAGAR / 157 min / 14TH DEC / 6:15 PM
Once known as city of love, Muzaffarnagar is now known for the riots that took place there in September 2013. The film investigates the politics of riots and its socio-political outfall. The film is like the novels of Tolstoy, which are characterized by numerous characters, plots and subplots woven together in a manner that while the main narrative surges forward, the smaller characters keep getting swept aside.

12. December 2014 by admin
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN BEIRUT /1995 / JOCELYN SAAB / ZIZO / 9 DEC, 7 PM


Saab’s body-of-work reimagines Beirut the city as a character, material and decaying, struggling to remain alive; she has her own history, her own myths, her own fantasies, and like everyone else who has ever lived, her life is nothing but a continuous resistance against oblivion. In Saab’s later What’s Going On (2009), the city (a girl, a metaphor for Beirut itself) performs her final dance around the ancient streets and terraces of Beirut, even as her lover struggles to preserve her memory in the pages of a book, therefore making her permanent and eternal, an object of history; in Once Upon a Time in Beirut, the old film-collector performs the same function. He saves the images of Beirut from the siege of a future that threatens to overrun it with great cruelty and callousness – it is nothing but a love story, and like all of Saab’s work, whether in photography or film, looks at Beirut through the eyes of a poet, hopeful but driven mad by one’s own romance and nostalgia. - Martin Brodsky

104 mins, Colour / BW, Film

08. December 2014 by admin
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