Kolkata: Not too long back Bengali cinema icon, Soumitra Chatterjee breathed his last. In his prolific career, he made a winning combination with Satyajit Ray, an auteur who redefined cinema in many ways.
When the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival is thrown open for public, the first film to feature in the festival will be Ray’s classic Apur Sansar.
The film will be part of a long list of 131 films that are to be screened covering genres like feature, short and documentary formats. The festival will go on for a week.
Apur Sansar is the third instalment of a very popular trilogy that Ray helmed. The film festival will be on from 8 to 15 January confirmed West Bengal minister Arup Biswas.
The films will be screened at different theatres of the city, including Nandan and Rabindra Sadan.
Speaking on the event, Minister of State for Cultural Affairs Indranil Sen said organising committee received 1,170 entries from 45 countries.
The annual Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture meanwhile will be delivered by director Anubhav Sinha.