India on Film

Celluloid Man PG (S)

celluloid man


0117 927 5100

Screening

Date Times
Sat 29 July 18:30
This is a FREE drop in event (subject to availability), just arrive whenever you like - no need to book.

Celluloid Man is a tribute to film archivist and obsessive cinephile P.K. Nair, a man whose childhood fascination with cinema finally led to the creation of the National Film Archive of India.

In a country where film preservation was once regarded as irrelevant, Nair's has been a long, hard fight to preserve precious fragments of India's film heritage that would otherwise be lost forever. Comparable to France's late, great 'man of cinema', the noted film archivist Henri Langlois, Nair has also influenced generations of Indian filmmakers by introducing them to new worlds through the prism of cinema and was central to the evolution of Bollywood as we know it today.

Featuring wonderful clips and interviews with many Indian and international filmmakers, this award-winning documentary is both a portrait of a man's passion with film and a love letter to cinema itself.

With thanks to Second Run DVD.

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With an introduction by David Robinson, film critic and historian