Location: Prasads Preview Theatre,rd. no.2 Banjara Hills
Date: Fri, 2011/11/11 – 7:00pm
Price: Entry by passes
Friday, November 11, 7pm
SALAAM BOMBAY, by Mira Nair, 1h53 (Cannes 1988)
Synopsis: After coming to Bombay to earn the 500 rupees needed by his mother to pay a debt, a 10-year-old country lad struggles to keep from being swallowed up in the sordid slums of an overcrowded city. Chronicling the day-to-day life of children living on the streets of Mumbai, this movie affirms the human dignity of India’s poor and homeless. There are several restrained scenes in a brothel, a few drug transactions and some violence, including a knifing
Director: Mira Nair is an internationally acclaimed film director and Producer based in New York. She used the proceeds of the film, to establish an organization for street children, called the “Salaam Balak Trust in India. She often works with longtime creative collaborator and screenwriterSooni Taraporevala.
Recognition at Cannes: This was Mira Nair’s debut feature film and it won the Camera d’Or (Golden Camera) award at the Cannes film festival in 1988.
TETRIS, by Anirban Datta, 31 min (Cannes 2006)
Synopsis: The film writer, cameraman, production manager and the actress set off on a car trip driving through the story. The crew falls apart one by one. The trip continues till they meet a dead end. But the story has to return…
Director: Anirban Datta was a student of screenwriting at the Satyajit Ray Film & TV Institute (SRFTI). His short documentary film “Here is my nocturne” (2004), as a part of the curriculum in SRFTI, was screened in major Indian film festivals and was also screened as a part of an exhibition on Indian art and popular culture in the Helsinki City art Museum, Finland. “Tetris” is his diploma film from SRFTI in 2006.
Recognition at Cannes: The short film competed in the Cannes Film Festival 2006 as part of Cinéfondation section.
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