As soon as the Chennai International Film Festival ends, another big international film festival in India is starting. Amidst the ongoing concern on the Covid, the West Bengal government is going to inaugurate its 27th Kolkata International Film Festival. The event will start from 7th Jan and will continue till 14th Jan.
As there are rapidly increasing Covid cases, this time the Kolkata International Film Festival will have some restrictions. The chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the event virtually. With 50% of the audience in its 10 venues across the city, the event will screen 200 films from all over the world.
West Bengal Minister of State for Information and Cultural Affairs has already announced the show on 4th Jan. The show will tribute Satyajit Ray with his film “Aranyer Din Ratri” as the inaugural film. It will also pay tribute to Chidananda Dasgupta, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Dilip Kumar, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Claude Carrier, Swatilekha Sengupta, Sumitra Bhave, and Hungarian filmmaker Miklos Jancso.
There is a special section also in the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival dedicated to the 75th year of Indian independence. With a total of 161 films including short films and documentaries all over the world, Finland will be the theme country this year. There are 6 films from the country. There is a competitive section also where 59 films have been selected for participation. Also, you will get to see non-competitive categories there in the Kolkata International Film Festival 2022.
Along with Nandan, the show will take place in other places also such as Rabindra Sadan, Sisir Mancha, Chalachitra Satabarsha Bhavan, Calcutta Information Centre, Rabindra Okakura Bhavan, Nazrul Tirtha, and others.
Movies to Watch in the KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL FiLM FESTIVAL
- Memoria by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
- A Hero by Asghar Farhadi
- Titanium by Julia Ducournau
- Wife of a Spy by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
- King Of All The World by Carlos Saura Atares
- The North Sea by John Andreas Andersen
Where the festival had its glamour with lots of celebrities gathering together, this time it will portray its low-key profile. You can check the full schedule on their official website.