The 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival rolls back, into the eastern metropolis, welcoming world cinema on Friday. The oldest film festival Beginning with a star-studded inaugural and attracts the great talents. the event was hosted by the West Bengal government including Chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan also present at the inaugural ceremony of the Gala Event. Tollywood film Star Kamal Haasan and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt will also be going to attend the ceremony. sanjay Dutt, Kajol, Jaya Bachchan, and many others will also be coming for the fest eve.
Mamata Banerjee wrote on Facebook for the inauguration of Kolkata International film festival, “Starting tomorrow is the much-awaited celebration of films, the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival.”
The British films will be a highlight in a retrospective six films by acclaimed English filmmaker Michael Winterbottom. Lady Macbeth, Adult Life Skills, and Sea Sorrow are slotted in the British films are the classics and dominated by others.
The Iranian filmmaker Mostafa Taghizadeh’s Yellow (2017) and French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company come in Kolkata for the event and organizers introduced then as the best of world cinema.
Icons of Indian Bollywood Tom Alter, Om Puri, and Ramananda Sengupta will also be remembered in the event. Three respective films Headmaster, Shatranj Ke Khiladi and Sadgati will be showcased in memory of cinematographer Sengupta, Tom Alter, and Om Puri.
A total of 143 films will be showcased during this international film festival including 93 foreign language films and 50 from the Indian language.