Pune to host ‘Cinemas of India – A Festival of Contemporary Indian Films’ from Feb. 9 to 11

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Pune, 6th February 2024: Twelve award-winning Indian movies from multiple Indian languages will be screened over three days at the ‘Cinemas of India – A Festival of Contemporary Indian Films’, to be held from February 9 to 11, 2024, at the National Film Archive (NFAI) in Pune.

Teaming up to bring the otherwise hard-to-access movies are Pune International Centre (PIC), the International Federation of Film Critics – India Chapter (FIPRESCI-India), and NFDC-NFAI (National Film Development Corporation-National Film Archive of India). The movies are in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Manipuri-Tangkhul, Rajasthani-Hindi, and Khasi-Jaintia-Garo-Hindi languages.

Inauguration will be by Mr. Premendra Mazumber, General Secretary, FIPRESCI-INDIA and Mr. Prithul Kumar, Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The screening schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, FEB. 9: Eeb Allay Ooo (2019, Hindi, 98 mins, 11am); Barah by Barah [12×12] (2021, Hindi, 118 mins, 1.30pm); Koli Esru [Chicken Curry] (2022, Kannada, 84 mins, 4pm; Biriyaani [Flavours of Flesh] (2019, Malayalam, 93 mins, 6pm)

SATURDAY, FEB. 10: Aparajito [The Undefeated] (2022, Bengali, 138 mins, 10.30am); Nasir (2020, Tamil, 78 mins, 2pm); Nishiddho [Forbidden] (2022, Malayalam, 124 mins, 4pm); Nine Hills One Valley (2021, Manipuri-Tangkhul, 75 mins, 6.30pm)

SUNDAY, FEB. 11: Naanera [Maternal Grandfather’s House] (2022, Rajasthani-Hindi, 149 mins, 10.30am); Be Ches ne Veth [I Am Not The River Jhelum] (2022, Hindi, 95 mins, 1.30pm; Hya Goshtila Navach Nahi [This Story Does Not Have A Name] (2023, Marathi, 141 mins, 3.30pm; Lewduh [Market] (2019, Khasi-Jaintia-Garo-Hindi, 94 mins, 6pm)