Anti—fascist films to be screened in Calcutta
THE COMRADES are tired, Let the movies do the talking. A string of anti-fascist films will be screened in Calcutta during the month.
The Left Front in West Bengal will showcase these films from across the world in the fifth Calcutta International Film Festival, possibly to launch its ideological battle against the Bharatiya Janata Party government.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, the state information and cultural affairs minister, Mr Buddhadev Bhattacharya, said that one of the focci of this year’s film festival would be anti-fascist films.
As many as 12 award winning films with anti-fascist theme would be shown during the carnival to be held in the city between November 10 and 17, the minister said. The films would include Schindlers’ List, Passenger. Cranes are flying, Hiroshima My Love, Two women, Come and see and Exhasuted Sea, to name a few.
The other focus this year would be films on the Netherlands, the minister said.
The famed Italian director Gillo Ponte Corvo will be this year’s guest of honour and Shayma Benegal will be the chief guest.