A choice of world cinema for film lovers

Published: 21st May 2016 06:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2016 06:25 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The Banner Film Society will be back again on Sunday on its premises with a choice of classic Cinema from across the world for the movie-loving audience in the capital city. This time, the group will screen a list of films which are among the personal favourites of eminent cine personalities like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, M T Vasudevan Nair, Girish Kasaravalli and critic M F Thomas.

The festival is also organised to provide an opportunity for the group’s recent members to go through a few of the visual treats shown in earlier banner film festivals.

The festival will take place at Lenin Balavadi behind Tagore theatre and will begin at 9.30 am with ‘The Round-up’ by Hungarian director Miklos Jansco, based on the failed uprising against the Habsburg rule in Hungary.

The next on the list is the 1964 Japanese film ‘Woman in the Dunes’ by Hiroshi Teshigahara, depicting the struggles of a man trapped within society. The film which has been based on a 1962 novel by Kobo Abe was listed by Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky as one of his 10 favourite films.

‘Kanal’, a 1956 Polish film by Andrzej Wajda will be the next to be screened. Based on the Warsaw uprising in 1944, the film portrays in harrowing detail the tragic story of a company of home army resistance fighters escaping the Nazis through the sewers.

The festival will conclude with a screening of ‘Matthew’s Days’, a 1968 Polish film by Witold Leszczynski. The film is based on the novel ‘Birds’ by Tarjei Vesaas, about a mentally challenged and socially inept person.


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