Two venues for film fest

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By Staff Reporter
  • Published 8.11.13

The Salt Lake leg of the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival will be screened at two auditoriums this year. While traditionally films would be screened only at Purbashree auditorium in EZCC, this year Inox, City Centre, has been roped in. Films will be screened from November 11 to 17.

“Thirty-four films from different countries would be screened in Salt Lake,” said municipality chairperson Krishna Chakraborty, who is the president of the Salt Lake chapter committee. “We requested the organisers for a second venue so more people can watch good films. In the last two years we have seen people show huge enthusiasm in watching films. Moreover, the sound effects of a film theatre will be better than that in an auditorium,” she said. Tickets would cost Rs 60 at EZCC and Rs 80 at Inox.

The films this year have been sourced from 20 countries. The Danish film Love Is All You Need is about a woman’s relationship with the father of the man her daughter is marrying, played by Pierce Brosnan. The German film Night Train to Lisbon is about a professor who saves a woman from committing suicide and then leaves everything to board a train. The film Blue is the Warmest Colour, from France, is about a teenager whose life is thrown into disarray when she meets another student who sports blue hair.

An opening ceremony including performances by playback singer Abhijeet from Mumbai and Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta will take place at noon on November 11 at EZCC. A raibeshe martial dance show will also be put up by the inmates of Dum Dum Central Correctional Home in association with Salt Lake Nabanritya Dance Centre.