Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pratidwandi’ has been formally chosen for a unique separating the Cannes Classic segment this year.
Mumbai: With the Cannes Film Festival praising its 75th release this year and India being the Country of Honor, the celebration will screen Satyajit Ray’s acclaimed film ‘Pratidwandi’ (1970).
‘Pratidwandi’ has been formally chosen for a unique separating the Cannes Classic area this year.
In view of a novel by a similar name by Sunil Gangopadhyay, the film unfurls the account of Siddharta, an informed working class youth trapped in the strife of social distress, managing his battles to get a new line of work.
The film is known for exploring different avenues regarding explicit methods, for example, photograph negative flashbacks. It stowed three National Awards, including Best Direction, in 1971. It additionally won a selection for the Gold Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival in 1971.
Keep going year on the event of Ray’s introduction to the world centennial, NFDC-NFAI launched a venture of carefully reestablishing his movies in 4K goal. ‘Pratidwandi’ was perhaps the earliest film chosen for the reason.
Ravinder Bhakar, Managing Director, National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), said, “Beam set out numerous firsts in the realm of film. ‘Pratidwandi’ is referred to for trying different things with strategies, for example, photograph negative flashbacks, among others. The NFAI (National Film Archive of India) has been steady about this while reestablishing the first negative. We are satisfied to carry out the first of the ‘Calcutta Trilogy’ of Ray at the Cannes Film Festival.”
Seemabaddha (1971) and Jana Aranya (1976) were the following two movies coordinated by Ray that shaped his ‘Calcutta Trilogy’.
The 75th release of the Cannes Film Festival will occur from May 17 to 28.