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Vanakkom, Namasté, Hello to All, Bonjour à tous et toutes,
Greetings from Auroville!

We have the great pleasure to inform you and/or
to invite you to our
"Panorama of Contemporary Indian Cinema - 2014"
to be held next week-end, on 14-15-16 February at the
Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Auroville.
You will find attached the program and a poster.
As usual, a detailed brochure of the festival will be distributed at the Auditorium.

Please note the presence of our guests: Mr. Saibal Chatterjee, renowned film critic who will present the films and give a talk on Indian Cinema on Sunday 16th at 4.00 pm at the Auditorium, and Ms. Prasanna Ramaswamy, who will present her documentary film on the great film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan from Kerala, also on Sunday, at 5.00 pm.

Everybody is welcome!
Surya, for the Aurofilm team

Aurofilm, in collaboration with DFF, Delhi present a:





14, 15 & 16 FEBRUARY 2014


Mr. Saibal Chatterjee, award-winning film critic and journalist
will be with us and present the films context.

             Friday 14 February:

5.00 pm    MEGHE DHAKA TARA Dir. by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee  
BENGALI/EST    2h.36’
                 This fiction film is inspired from the life and works of the great Bengali film director Ritwik Ghatak. Besides giving an account of Ghatak’s life, the film also depicts the socio-political environment of West Bengal during the Tebhaga and Naxalite movements.

8.00 pm    SHIP OF THESEUS     Directed by ANAND GANDHI    
ENGLISH-HINDI / EST      2h.24’
                 An unusual photographer grapples with the loss of her intuitive brilliance as an aftermath of a clinical procedure. An erudite monk confronting an ethical dilemma with a long-held ideology has to choose between principle and death. And a young stockbroker following the trail of a stolen kidney learns how intricate morality can be. Following the separate strands of their philosophical journeys, and their eventual convergence, Ship of Theseus explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death.

             Saturday 15 February:

5.00 pm    KO: YAD         Directed by MANJU BORAH                 
ASSAMESE/ EST            1h.30’
                 Paukam lives by the river Disang in small house. His only belongings are the two rivers, Disang and Brahmaputra and the boat given by his father. Through Paukam’s meager earnings, he and his wife manage to educate his first son, Migam, who leaves the family, followed by the younger ones. We follow their simple life along the rivers. (35mm film projection) General audience.

HINDI/ EST                 2h.15’
                 Paan Singh Tomar is the true epic journey of an army subedar and athlete who became a rebel. Hailing from a small town in Madhya Pradesh, he ruled the steeplechase event at the Indian National Games for seven years in a row, only to give up his running shoes to become a baashi and wreak havoc in the Chambal Valley. The film throws light on the monumental apathy we demonstrate towards our sporting heroes, making a potential world champion a dacoit.

             Sunday 16 February:

                 Directed by Prasanna Ramaswami                     
Malayalam / engl.         1h.15’
                 “Lights On Adoor Gopalakrishnan” brings up close the renowned film auteur in his work situation, while at shoot, working on sound and the edit process, revealing how the Master film maker pays attention to the smallest details even in a stressful work spot. The film strings together a series of interviews with Adoor on the philosophy and aesthetics of his work, both content and form.                         The film director will be with us. Question & Answers session after the film.

8.00pm     SATYANWESHI        Directed by RITUPARNO GOSH    
BENGALI / EST             2h.05’
                 Bound by his father’s conditions of succession, Himangshu is compelled to marry Alaka. A year and half into the marriage, Harinath, the young palace librarian, disappears without any trace. This occasions the arrival of the Sleuth Byomkesh and his author friend, Ajit. In course of their stay, they unfold many secrets involving the residents of the palace…

All films in their original version with English Subtitles (EST)

Aurofilm – Kalabhoomi – Auroville – 605 101 – TN – aurofilm@auroville.org.in – Tel. 0413-2622037




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