Cine Central , Calcutta


We are happy to inform that Two contemporary French films will be screened  as per below schedule.

8 June, 5 PM

Eden /Dir. Mia Hansen-Løveavec

Synopsis : At the beginning of the 90s, French electronic music was in full effervescence. Paul, a DJ, takes his first steps in the Parisian night scene and creates with his best friend the duo "Cheers". They will find their public and will play in the biggest clubs of the capital. It is the beginning for them of a euphoric, dizzy, dangerous and ephemeral rise. It is also the sentimental course of a young man who accumulates love stories and who does not manage to build. Eden tries to revive the euphoria of the 90s and the history of the French Touch: this generation of French artists who continue to shine throughout the world.

9th  June, 5 PM

Le Concours/ Dir. Claire Simon

Synopsis : The entrance exam to the FEMIS, the famous film school, was filmed for the first time. From the arrival of the candidates to the jury's deliberations, Claire Simon questions the relationship between generations and the difficult selection process that our contemporary societies organize. It's the day of the competition: the aspiring filmmakers cross the heavy gate of the school for the first, and perhaps the last, time. Each one dreams of cinema, but also of success. All hopes are allowed, all anxieties too. The young people dream and doubt. The juries wonder and look for their heirs.

Venue : Nandan - III


A Documentary Directed by Bappa Sen

Produced by Cine Central, Calcutta with the assistance of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India

Mrinal Sen : the iconoclast film maker

Today is the 99 th birth anniversary of Mrinal Sen, a film maker who believed that cinema is a medium not only to tell a story but also to underline a message. He chooses film to express his thoughts on life and society. His films Kolkata 71, Interview, Ek din pratidin, Kharij etc. reflected the social milieus of middle class society in that time. In 1969 with Bhuban Shome, Mrinal Sen ushered in a new era in Hindi Cinema. He also made two important Hindi films Khandahar and Ek Din Achanak. He also made films in Oriya and Telegu. Mrinal da was a friend and philosopher of our society. On the eve of his centenary we pay respectfull tribute to this unforgettable film director

The First Script Book of Satyajit Ray in English

Here is the Cover Page of a historic Book. The full script of Panther Panchali was published by Cine Central in 1981. Its well known that Ray shoot his first film Pather Panchali without a conversational script. He had dialogue sheet and improvised as the film progressed over a long time. This script book was basically collated from various sources like Script given to Censor Board, illustration pages made by director, teaching materials for this film developed by Prof. Satish Bahadur of Poona Film Institute, excerpts published in various journals. The Bengali dialogue was translated by Mrs Lila Ray, cover design was by Dipok Dey and edited by Parimal Mukherjee. The book was highly acclaimed here and abroad. Many leading institutions collected copies.

Cine Central, Calcutta presents Two Documentary Films

Pabung Syam (Director :Haobam Paban Kumar)

Highways of life (Director :Maibam Amarjeet Singh)

produced by Films Division, India.

The documentaries will be shown online in this website from April 14 to April 21, 2022.We thank Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India for providing us these two documentaries. The Linksare given below.

Pittu is no more

With the death of Animesh Mukherjee, popularity known to all as Pittu, we lost a shining jewel of our society. He died on Sunday, after a brief illness. For over Fifty years he devotedly worked to organise various programmes. He held many posts like Asst. Secretary, Joint Secretary and Vice President.

Always smiling, soft voice, tall, handsome Pittu was a familiar face in the Bengali film atena. He was also involved in the film production. He produced some interesting Documentary and TV serial in Doordarshan. He was also involved in the production of famous Bengali news programme Khas Khabar.

We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. Our tearful farewell homage to dear friend

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