First-Ever French Film Festival Begins In Kolkata; Showcasing Classic, Contemporary & Short Films Till Feb 24

Organised by the West Bengal government and the Alliance Française du Bengale, this festival was inaugurated in Kolkata by Anil Kapoor on Feb 16.

by Tashika Tyagi
First-Ever French Film Festival Begins In Kolkata; Showcasing Classic, Contemporary & Short Films Till Feb 24

If you’re an ardent movie lover, then you’d know that the French are popular for making some of the most epic films in the world. And you can now witness the beauty of French cinema first-hand at the ongoing 1st French Film Festival Kolkata. The festival was launched at Nandan Theatre in Kolkata on February 16 and was attended by film personalities like Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap. Read on to know everything about this festival and what went down at the inaugural ceremony.

Anil Kapoor Inaugurates The First-Ever Kolkata French Film Festival

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The government of West Bengal has come together with Alliance française du Bengale to host the first-ever French Film Festival Kolkata. This 9-day film festival was inaugurated on February 16 and will go on till February 24. Anil Kapoor attended the festival as the chief guest and talked about his film career and his love for Kolkata while he was there. The inaugural ceremony of this festival was also attended by Anurag Kashyap and Rituparna Sengupta.

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This film fest is being hosted to showcase the cultural confluence between the two countries. They will screen more than 60 movies, including 28 full-length ones with some animated, and short films as well. The festival also aims to shed light on various aspects of filmmaking through insightful discussions with accomplished creators, actors, and writers over the next few days.

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Things To Look Out For At This Film Festival

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This cinematic celebration in Kolkata will showcase the crème de la crème of contemporary French films. They will also pay tribute to the timeless treasures of French and Indian classics while they are at it. There is an array of sections including French New Wave, French Contemporary Films, Films for Young Audiences, and even Animated Films that will be screened here. The French New Wave section is dedicated to the works of Godard, Truffaut, Varda, and others. They will also screen Indian filmmakers who have featured their films at Cannes.

It’s an open-for-all all film festival and you can register your spot on their website here.

So, are you excited to check out this film festival? Let us know in the comments!

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