Get in touch with three classics

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Get in touch with three classics

There will be screening of three bonafide classics, one by arguably the greatest Indian director of all time, Ritwik Ghatak, one by Italian maestro Ermanno Olmi and the third by little known American director Stuart Cooper.

What binds these films together is a deep concern for humanity and a tragicomic approach to the absurdity of life. In a way, one could refer to it as variations on the kafkaesque, a situation that one time or the other or maybe constantly we're all a part off.
On April 23, 6.30 pm, watch Ajantrik by Ritwik Ghatak. Ajantrik is, to paraphrase John Lurie, ‘strange and beautiful’, all at once. The chronicle of a small town taxi driver and his broken down old jalopy which Ghatak unfolds as a heartbreaking love story. A tragicomedy in the best sense of the word, one of the order of Chaplin, Ajantrik is to put it quite simply, one of the all-time greats.

On April 24, 6.30 pm watch I Fidanzati, directed by Ermanno Olmi. Olmi’s I Findanzati is to put it quite simply, one of the all-time greats. I Fidanzati is one of those rarest of films, the one’s that tick with the rhythm tuned right to the heart. A tale of a couple separated as the husband moves to the city to work, Olmi orchestrates a sweepingly told tale of love, longing and all that is inexplicably lost in between. It is the winner of the OCIC Award at Cannes ‘63.

On April 25, 6.30 pm, you can watch Overlord by Stuart Cooper. The venue of screening is Ashirvad, 30, St Mark’s Road Cross, Opposite State Bank of India. For details, call 25493705.

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