The 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), Indias second oldest movie fest was inaugurated on Monday, 10th November by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bollywood icons Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. The inaugural event was a grand affair and the ongoing festival is certainly a must visit for movie buffs. The festival boasts of 137 films from 60 countries, out of which 31 are Indian films including 13 Bengali films. Heres everything you need to know about Kolkata International Film Festival. Also, you can click here to know more details about Kolkata.
When: November 10 November 17
Where: The festival is being held at multiple locations which include: Nandan Cinema Hall, Sisir Mancha, Rabindra Sadan, City Centre I (Salt Lake), Mitra, Purbasree (EZCC), Uttam Mancha, Navina, Nazrul Tirtho and Roxy.
Movies to be screened under various categories
->International Competition (Women Directors Films): A place Called Home, 40 Days of Silence (Chilla), Chhoti Moti Batein, Ciudad Delirio, Eyes of a thief, Cure-The Life of Another, Delight (Rozkos), Italo Barocco, Maneater (La Mante Religieuse), Self Made (Boreg), Supernova, Tales (Ghesse-ha),The Rice Bomber (Bai mi zha dan ke)
-> Cinema International: Refugiado, Wild Tales, Charlie’s Country, Macondo, The Judgment , Coming Home, These Are the Rules , Holiday, Geronimo, Dark Valley, Mommy, Elephant Song, Fantasia , The Golden Era , Silent Heart, Nymphomaniac (Vol. I & II), The Search, Goodbye to Language , Bird People, Red Rose , Pasolini , Clouds of Sils Maria, Corn Island , Diplomacy, The Chambermaid Lynn, A Blast, Afterlife, Labour of Love, Tsili, Eva Braun, Still the water, Adventure, Perpetual Sadness , A Separate Wind , Field of Dogs, Warsaw 44, Looking For Maria Sanchez , Living is easy with eyes , The Two Faces of January, Jimmy’s Hall, Whiplash, Rob the Mob, Fort Bliss, Aloft, Two Days, One Night
-> French Classic: Zero for conduct, The Toulon Man, The Grand Illusion, Children of Paradise, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
-> Retrospective: What time is it there?, Goodbye Dragon Inn, The Wayward Cloud, I Dont Want to Sleep Alone, Face, The Missing, Help Me Eros, Journey to the West
-> Centenary Tribute: The Sound of Music, The Guns Of Navarone, Jighangsa
-> Special Tribute: Agnipariksha, Uttar Falguni, Harano Sur, Chaowa Pawa, Megh Kalo, Devdas, Andhi
–> Great Master: Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut, Lolita
-> Bengali Panorama: Chaar Adhyay, The Kite, Daughter of Clouds, Selfie, Jhumura The Folklore
-> New Horizon: Sara, Pari, Two Women, Hidden Half, The Fifth Reaction, Final Whistle, One Night
-> Children Screening: Labyrinthus, Gariwala, Jill & Joy, Homework, The Playmate
-> Indian Select: Khobh, Na Bangaaru Talli, Thanga Meenkal, Pitru Roon, Aadim Vichar, Crossing Bridges, Yellow, Baga Beach, Quolf: The Ensorcelled, Hajj, Perariyathavar, Swapaanam, December-one, Kaafiron Ki Namaz
-> Asian Select (NETPAC Award): Lajwanti, Memories on stone, Vara a blessing, Monk, Unlucky Plaza, Men Who Save The World, The Move, The Inseminator
-> Focus: Arabian Countries: My Sweet Pepper Land, Wadjda, Omar, Factory Girl, Coming Forth By Day, Before Snowfall, Cairo Drive
Well, those who love the art of movie making and have a liking for quality cinema should certainly visit the Kolkata International Film Festival. Click here to know how to reach Kolkata.