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Eighth FFSI Online Film Festival to show Girish Kasaravalli retrospective

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At a time when it is difficult for lovers of good cinema to get access to films of their choice, a retrospective of some

National Film Award-winning Kannada filmmaker Kasaravalli
National Film Award-winning Kannada filmmaker Kasaravalli

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.

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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


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 The films are:

Ghatashraddha, Kannada, 1977, 108 minutes By- Girish Kasaravalli

Link: https://vimeo.com/441814975

Thaayi Saheba, Kannada, 1997, 118 min By- Girish Kasaravalli

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Link: https://vimeo.com/441815434

Riding a Stallion of a Dream, Kannada, 2010, 104 min. By- Girish Kasaravalli

Link: https://vimeo.com/441815905

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)

Link: https://vimeo.com/441938722

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/244160080

Agar Wo Desh Banati (If She Built a Country) – (Hindi)

link: http://maheenmirza.com/ISBAC_Preview

In Thunder Lightning and Rain (English)

link: https://filmfreeway.com/1388070

Password: bluerose


VIMEO LINK: https://vimeo.com/316231660

Password: swapna2019

Diary of an outsider (English)

link: https://youtu.be/5AFmGL3FyO8

Mother Bird- Babu Kambrath (English, Malayalam)

vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/440886361

password: local ecology

Hugo (English)


Pandhara Chivda (Marathi)

Link: https://vimeo.com/439920740

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B B Nagpal
B B Nagpal
A reputed Journalist, Visiting Professor (Media, PR and Cinema Studies), and Film Critic for the past 51 years. He retired as Chief of Bureau of United News of India (UNI) after more than 36 years of service in November 2005 and was founder Chief Editor of the Lok Sabha TV channel.


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