Iconic films from the world come to Delhi
Movies come and go, but there are some that remain in our collective memories forever. These are the films that attain an iconic status, that become a classic years after they first get released. Some of these classic movies, from all over the world, will now be screened as part of the second edition of Navrasa Duende Classic Movie Festival in the Capital.
Dinesh B Singh, founder of Navrasa Duende, the production house which is organising the festival, says, "In the first edition, we selected movies directed by Frank Capra and Alfred Hitchcock, because both these directors had experience of silent movies and knew the basic human language beyond dialects."
The tremendous response of the festival prompted them to turn it into an annual feature and broaden the base to world classics, thereby taking the films beyond geographic and language barriers.
The films that will be screened as part of the festival's second edition are Fiddler on the Roof by Norman Jewison; Wild Strawberries by Ingmar Bergman; Children of Paradise by Marcel Carne; Ivans Childhood by Andrei Tarkovsky; Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming; Throne of Blood by Akira Kurosawa; Jalsaghar by Satyajit Ray; Bicycle Thieves by Vittorio De Sica; and Doctor Zhivago by David Lean.
"My personal favourite out of these films," says Singh, has to be Satyajit Ray's Jalsaghar. The film is not only among his most famous and celebrated works, but also probably one of his most well-crafted films."
"The films chosen for the festival," he adds, "bring a wider set of audience, different nationalities, including families, as well as young women and men who are enthusiastic about world cinema. The interactive sessions held after the screening also provides an opportunity to the viewers to participate in discussions on the films, the subjects, and characters."