At a time when it is difficult for lovers of good cinema to get access to films of their choice, a retrospective of some
choice films of National Film Award-winning Kannada filmmaker Girish Kasaravali is being shown at the eighth session of the Online Film Festival.
The Festival has been by the Federation of Film Societies of India in wings in North (New Delhi) – East (Kolkata) – West (Mumbai) – and South (Hyderabad) and Kerala (Thiruvanthapuram) regions and supported by Celluloid Chapter and Kalamandir Jamshedpur from 27 July to 2 August.
Viewers will not need any registration or password and can view the films any time of day on the link provided with each film. All the films are subtitled in English.
Girish told taazakhabarnews.com in a telephonic interview that though he would have loved to show the films on the large screen, he is happy that the FFSI has chosen his films during the pandemic to entertain lovers of good cinema.
A highlight of the retrospective is an interview of the filmmaker on 31 July at 5 pm
The films are:
Ghatashraddha, Kannada, 1977, 108 minutes By- Girish Kasaravalli
Thaayi Saheba, Kannada, 1997, 118 min By- Girish Kasaravalli
Riding a Stallion of a Dream, Kannada, 2010, 104 min. By- Girish Kasaravalli
And a Short Fiction of the Week
An Irrelevant Dialogue, Bengali, Short Fiction, 2019, 32min by- Moinak Guho (Courtesy: Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata)
Bowing to demands of film buffs who want to see extraordinary films, more films in different languages have been added to the Eighth Online Film Festival organized by the Federation of Film Societies of India.
Like the retrospective of films of award-winning Kannada filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli, these can also be seen without any payment, though some carry a password.
These films are in Hindi, Assamese, English, Malayalam and Marathi.
Phir Ek Subah (A New Day Dawns) – (Hindi)
video link: https://vimeo.com/
Agar Wo Desh Banati (If She Built a Country) – (Hindi)
In Thunder Lightning and Rain (English)
VIMEO LINK: https://vimeo.com/
Diary of an outsider (English)
Mother Bird- Babu Kambrath (English, Malayalam)
vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/
password: local ecology
Pandhara Chivda (Marathi)