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A PANORAMA OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN CINEMA

Aurofilm is happy to announce the dates of its annual
“PANORAMA OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN CINEMA”:
15, 16 & 17 February
, Sri Aurobindo Auditorium –
with 6 new films, at 5.00 pm and 7.45 pm.

 

 

Film director Girish Kasaravalli will present his latest film, Kurmavatara – The Tortoise, an Incarnation on Saturday 16th.

 

 

 

 

 


If you are around, welcome to the new edition of our three-day Panorama of Contemporary Indian Cinema, a yearly Film Festival in Auroville showcasing the most recent films coming from the different states of India, in their different languages.

As you may know, the selection we make for this event originates from our going to attend the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, which happens just before the tourist season there, in the end of November. During the IFFI, the Indian Panorama presents 26 Indian films made this year or the previous one. Out of these, the choice of our selection of 6 films for Auroville stems from their contribution to the artistic creation of a genuine Indian Cinema.

In that sense, we present two Marathi films (from Maharashtra), one Hindi, one Kannada (from Karnataka), one Konkani (from Goa) and one Punjabi film through which we will discover more about India, her culture-s and expression-s through the medium of films. This will also give support to film directors, authors, who find it difficult –if not impossible– to reach out to audiences that are usually not offered such films, due to their so-called non-commercial form.

One of these valuable film directors, Girish Kasaravalli, recipient of many awards in India and abroad and whose film work Aurofilm has always followed with great interest, will be with us for the event and will present his latest film, Kurmavatara – The Tortoise, an Incarnation. A discussion with him will be facilitated.

All the films are presented in their original languages with English subtitles, and have been shot in celluloid 35 mm format –but for I.D. a digital film. The projection is also in 35 mm film format, which we still find (unquestionably) the most suitable for the event. This is possible thanks to a precious collaboration with the Directorate of film festival in India (DFF, New Delhi) and the SAIIER in Auroville. We are very grateful for their full collaboration and support.

We hope you will enjoy this festival and learn more about "regional" Indian Cinema! Please make it know around your circles...

 

 

 

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