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The screen of excellence

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A retrospective of award-winning films directed by Bengali filmmakers is being organised in the Capital that opens up on 6 September at Banga Bhavan. The two-day event is a collaborative initiative of Government of West Bengal and Doordarshan.

The opening day of the event will screen the movie Kaalbela from 10.45 am to 1.45 pm. Directed by Goutam Ghose, this film is set against the background of the Naxalite movement, based on a 1980s novel by Samaresh Majumdar. Following the screening a panel discussion and interaction will be held between renowned directors and film critics.

Nisshabd, directed by Jahar Kanungo will be screened from 3.45 pm to 5.20 pm. The movie was screened at more than 20 international festivals and received six international awards. Critics found the film funny, thought-provoking, and poignant. For the first time an Indian film received accolades for its sound design.

Following it another movie called MahulBanir Sereng will be screened from 5.45 pm to 8 pm. The movie is directed by Sekhar Das. The movie won Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards (BFJA) - Best Indian Film Awards in ten categories.

The next day of the festival will screen movies like - Elar Char Adhyay, Prohor and The Last Lear.

Elar Char Adhyay, directed by Bappaditya Bandopadyay will be screened on 7 September at 12 noon. The movie is based on Rabindranath Tagore's Char Adhyay. The next movie that will be screened at 3 pm is Prohor, directed by Subhadro Choudhaury, which is a narrative revolving around the relationship between a patient and a nurse.

The festival will close with the screening of the movie The Last Lear at 5.30 pm. The film, directed by Rituparna Ghosh, won the National Award of India for Best FeatureFilm in English in 2007.

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