IFFI is a platform which serves as an amalgamation pot of new and old filmmakers and cinematic trends along with cinema audiences from all parts of the world. Part of the festival’s experience is cherishing our rich cinematic heritage and sharing it with new set of audience and introducing to them the glories of the past.
In respect to this endeavour the Restored Classics Section aims to showcase great films made by Indian filmmakers. This year with immense gratitude to the Martin Scorsese Film Foundation, we have with us two pioneering films which they have restored.
One is by world renowned dancer Uday Shankar, Kalpana a film about dance, while the other is by one of the most underrated Bengali and Indian director who was also part of the Ray-Ghatak-Sen Trifecta who propelled the Indian New Wave in post-independent India – Ritwick Ghatak’s Titas Ekti Nadir Naam. These two films are precious cultural signifiers of our collective and shared heritage and what better platform to showcase them than IFFI 2019.
2019 marks the 50th year of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is often counted amongst one of the earliest film festivals of the Asian continent. The 50th International Film Festival of India,2019 will witness over 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non feature films in Indian Panorama section and more than 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition.
Be a part of IFFI 50’s attempt to bring back the gems lauded in the past by catching the screenings of the 2 films.
- Kalpana by Uday Shankar
- Titas Ekti Nadir Naam