City: Bhopal
Location: Shahid Bhavan, near MLA Quarters
Date: Sun, 2011/11/27 – 6:30pm
Price: Free and open to all

Cannes in India Film Festival – 26th  to 28th  November 2011

Presented by Alliance Française de Bhopal and Directorate of Culture, Madhya Pradesh, in collaboration with Swaraj Sansthan Sanchanalaya.

A selection of Indian films which were selected by the Cannes Film Festival. Most of the films are first films. The package includes features, short films and an animation film from various parts of the country – in Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam. Cannes in India Film Festival is curated by Ms. Meenakshi Shedde.

CHINESE WHISPERS by Raka Datta (2006, 28 min.)

A man and a woman meet only as strangers in an urban space, and remain so till the end, but grow increasingly alienated from their surroundings. They share the same space–the city–but they have their own problems to deal with. Coming closer and closer to their own crisis, they start growing comfortable in their respective existences. Rich with metaphorical resonances.

Recognition at Cannes:  This film was screened at the Cannes Film festival as part of the Cinéfondation section in 2006.

DOSAR (The Companion) by Rituparno Ghosh (2006) with Konkona Sen Sharma, Prosenjit Chatterjee (Bengali, 120 min) 

The story revolves around the couple Kaushik and Kaberi, who were very happy until a car accident kills Mita, Kaushik’s mistress, and leaves Kaushik injured and grieving, and Kaberi shattered at the revelation of infidelity.

Recognition at Cannes: This film was selected for the 60th Cannes Film Festival in the “Tous les Cinemas du monde » section in 2007.