It’s been a decade of entertainment, not on the big screen of a crowded movie theatre but on the smaller, and widely popular, screen at the India Habitat Centre that’s been hosting screenings of acclaimed stories as part of its Habitat Film Festivals for 10 years now. This year, they had something special. Besides increasing the number of films showcased, the forum opened itself to a stimulating interaction with one of the country’s best artistes, Kamal Haasan, on May 9.
With 48 films in 13 languages being screened, 19 of these are National Award-winning ones. The festival that commenced with Shonali Bose’s critically and commercially acclaimed film Margarita With A Straw, and Teen Kahon (Bengali) by Bauddhayan Mukherji, it conclude with Haider by Vishal Bhardwaj. “Since we bagan, I must say that cinema in India has gone places. A brave new breed of directors, skilled professionals, out-of-the-box producers and refreshingly innovative narratives and pathbreaking storylines have ensured an increasing and respected space in the international cinema space, where Indian films are garnering critical appreciation. We bring you this year’s frontrunners,” says Vidyun Singh, the programme’s director at the cultural centre.
All screenings are followed by Q&A with directors/producers.
Date On till May 17
Time Schedule can be viewed on www.habitatfilmclub.com
Venue Amaltas, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
Tickets Available at the centre’s information desk