Cinema Rediscovered 2017

India on Film

Please note: this season finished in July 2017
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India has one of the world’s richest and most prolific film industries and histories. This year’s edition of Cinema Rediscovered includes a selection of special events putting the spotlight on Indian filmmaking and archive films about India including the UK launch of one of Satyajit Ray's most exquisite films, The Music Room, and a newly digitised BFI collection of films shot in pre-independence India with live accompaniment.

Presented with South West Screen, Bristol Record Archives and Asian Arts Agency, launching a year round series of events as part of India on Film, a British Film Institute season, part of UK/India 2017, a major cultural collaboration between the two countries in collaboration with The British Council.

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Previous screenings in this Season

In this specially curated programme selected from the BFI National Archive, South West Silents presents an unparalleled collection of rare films of pre-Independence India, from the earliest days of Indian cinema.

Read More - Panorama of India: A Journey Through the Archive

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.

Read More - Celluloid Man

One of Satyajit Ray's most exquisite films, The Music Room brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life.

Read More - The Music Room