Silent Film with Live Music at IFFI 2019 – Treat for the eyes and ears

Before Films became the leading art form of the modern century, in its nascent stage it was conceptualized as a series of images which would convey a narrative without any aural sensation. 

Primarily films were conceptualised as a series of visual spectacle. In those days to heighten the impact of such films special live music would be performed by either a solo musician or a collective group under the direction of a composer. With the advent of sound films this feature of the film viewing experience soon faded out.

This Golden Jubilee of IFFI has a specially curated section which pays tribute to this lost form of film viewing where three classics by three master filmmakers will be showcased. The films will be accompanied by a master pianist performing live during the movie.

Witness this long forgotten way of enjoying a film as IFFI 2019 takes you back in time. The stellar performance to be put up by the pianist is something one can’t afford to give a miss!

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.

The films under this section are

  •  Battleship Potemkin by Russian master filmmaker and pioneer of montage editing Sergei M. Eisenstein
  •  Pandora’s Box by German Expressionist Master G.W. Pabst 
  • Blackmail by master of suspense and British Filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock

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