9th Vivada-Kalpanirjhar Annual Lecture
Moving the Frame to Frame the Moves
A discursive look at dance/choreography/cinematography in Indian Cinema
The talk will explore the umbilical link between dance & choreography within the very construction and inception of the cinematic frame and the 'moving image' on the Indian screen. It will take a look at some of the iconic moments of framing the moves on the Indian screen, which led to a significant recalibration of moving the frame to newer realizations of space, time and duration.
I was born in Delhi
93 Minutes/Colour/Bengali-Hindi with English Subtitles
A Film by Bishnu Dev Halder
Two sisters, JOSNA and HASINA run away from poverty, marriage and their impending kitchen-centric life in the village to the city for a new life, only to be hounded by insecurity six years later.
Ironically, they, now, find marriage to be their only path to a secure and respectable future. But will the harsh social realities allow them to have a happy and secure future?
Friday Films @Max Mueller Bhavan
We are Young. We are Strong. (Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.)
Director: Burhan Qurbani, colour and b/w, 128 min., 2013/2014
Rostock-Lichtenhagen, August 1992: unemployed youths struggle with their boredom and frustrations in a prefabricated housing development. At night, they run riot, fighting with the police and foreigners. The confrontations become so threatening that the authorities decide to evacuate the Romanian Roma from a refugee centre.
Berlin to Kolkata
Lady of the Lake
A film by Haobam Paban Kumar
71 min. / colour /2016/ Meitei with English Subtitles
This was selected to be screened at the Berlinale 2017 in the Forum section of the festival. This film among a few other selected films from India received an overwhelming response from the audience.