In pictures: ADFF honours 100 years of Indian cinema
October 21, 2013
Mani Kaul (1944-2011) had a great influence on parallel cinema in India.
Duvidha (In Two Minds; 1975), directed by Mani Kaul. One of Indian cinema's best films about the supernatural. Screens on Friday, November 1, 6pm, Vox2, Marina Mall. Hyphen Films
Jahnu Barua is a filmmaker from Assam. Among his recent films is Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara (2005), a sensitively depicted story about an ageing professor suffering from dementia, while touching upon the tenets of Gandhism.
Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (The Catastrophe; 1987). A social commentary on the plight of Indian farmers. Directed by Jahnu Barua. Screens on Monday, October 28, 6pm, Vox2, Marina Mall. Courtesy Mubi
MS Sathyu is a film, stage and art director from Karnataka. His 1974 film Garm Hawa, showing at ADFF this year, is set in post-partition India. Sathyu says the film stirs him even today: "People ask me about its relevance and I say the problems between the two countries still exist."
Garm Hawa (Scorching Winds; 1974). Follows the story of a Muslim businessman and his family after the India-Pakistan Partition. The film was nominated for an Oscar that year. Directed by MS Sathyu. Screens on Friday, October 25, 5.30pm, Vox2, Marina Mall. Courtesy ADFF
Ritwik Ghatak (1925-1976), known for films that deconstructed the social realities of the time.
Subarnarekha (The Golden Thread; 1962), directed by Ritwik Ghatak. A film on social injustice and the third in Ghatak's splendid Refugee trilogy. Screens on Tuesday, October 29, 9pm, Vox2, Marina Mall. Courtesy Trigon Film
Guru Dutt (1925-1964). A director, producer and actor, he is best known for his 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Chaudhvin Ka Chand.
Pyaasa (Eternal Thirst; 1957), a drama about a struggling poet and a prostitute with a heart of gold. One of Guru Dutt's finest films. Screens on Friday, October 25, 9pm, Vox2, Marina Mall.