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GURU DUTT (Classic among the classics)

FILMS  SELECTED :

BAAZI  (1951)
AAR PAAR  (1954)
MR. & MRS. 55  (1955)
SAHIB BIBI AUR GULAM  (1962)

These films will be shown in June 2015 at Spanish Film Institute.

Biography

Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icon of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than 50 films during his lifetime, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood’s Golden Age. They are known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their artistic and lyrical content, and they went on to become trendsetters that have influenced Bollywood ever since. But for all his genius, there was a shroud of tragedy that overshadowed his career and life.

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BAAZI

BAAZI
Guru Dutt
Cast : Dev Anand, Geeta Bali, Kalpana Kartik
India. 1951. 143 min. Drama. Musical.

Venue :

Spanish Film Institute
3,  21  June

Madan comes from a poor family background. Unable to find employment, he takes to gambling in a big way. He makes a lot of money, and decides to open a gambling den, where he makes even more money. He meets with sophisticated and cultured Dr. Rajani, and both are attracted to each other. But Rajani’s dad does not approve of Madan nor of his background, and would prefer that Rajani marry Inspector Ramesh. Rejected, Madan meets with vivacious and outgoing Meena, and romances her. Then Inspector Ramesh arrests Madan and imprisons him for the murder of Meena, who was killed with a revolver with Madan’s fingerprints on it.

AAR PAAR

AAR PAAR
Guru Dutt
Cast : Shyama, Guru Dutt, Jagdish Sethi
India. 1954. 146 min. Romance. Musical.

Venue :

Spanish Film Institute
7,  23  June

Kalu is a taxi-driver in Bombay. He has two women who love him and would like to marry him. Kalu first wants to establish himself, and become rich, before he can even think of marriage. One of the women who loves him, has a father who is involved in gangster-type activities, and would like Kalu also to join him so that he can get rich soon. Kalu has now to decide to become rich quick or sleep better.

MR & MRS 55

MR & MRS 55
Guru Dutt
Cast : Madhubala, Guru Dutt, Lalita Pawar
India. 1955. 157 min. Romance. Musical.

Venue :

Spanish Film Institute
9,  25  June

A young, naive heiress, in custody of a martinet and flamingly feminist aunt is forced into a ‘marriage of convenience’ with an unemployed cartoonist in an attempt to save her millions – a move orchestrated by the scheming aunt. However, in the course of her ostensibly married life, she learns the true meaning of marriage and the deep significance of being an Indian wife, much to the dismay of her aunt, who, in adherence to her wayward beliefs, has been trying to instill every kind of anti-male sentiment in her niece’s ingenuous mind.

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
Guru Dutt
Cast : Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman
India. 1962. 152 min. Drama. Musical.

Venue :

Spanish Film Institute
13,  24  June

A Zamindar neglects his wife and prefers the company of alcohol and dancing girls. The decadence of the Bengali Zamindar milieu and the raising bourgeoisie in the late 19th century, seen through the eyes of a young upward mobile rustic seeking fortune in Calcutta, and fascinated by the lady of the house.

Imagineindia 2009

20 – 30 May

CLOSING GALA :  ATENEO DE MADRID , 30 – May 21.00h

VENUES

FILMOTECA ESPAÑOLA
ATENEO DE MADRID
CINE PALAFOX
INSTITUTO FRANCES
SALA TRIANGULO
CASA ASIA
LA BOCA ESPACIO CULTURAL                                                                                   LA ESCALERA DE JACOB

JURY

MARIA DE MEDEIROS (President)
ANTONIO SAURA
ALBERTO LUCHINI
MIGUEL LOSADA
NEETA JAIN DUHAUT
ISAKI LACUESTA
CHUS GUTIERREZ
GUILLERMO FESSER
ALEX BRANDEMUHL
KIRA MIRO
LUCIA HOYOS

AWARDS

Best  Film
Best  Director
Best  Actor
Best  Actress
Best  Music

SECTIONS

INDIAN  SECTION

COMPETITION

FROZEN  (Shivajee Chandrabhusan)
DEV D  (Anurag Kashyap)
MUMBAI MERI JAAN  (Nishikant Kamat)
A WEDNESDAY  (Neeraj Pandey)
WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR  (Shyam Benegal)
STORY OF THE RED HILLS  (Remo d,souza)
ORE KADAL (Shyamaprasad)
GULABI TALKIES  (Girish Kasaravalli)
THE PRISONER  (Pryas Gupta)
4 WOMEN  (Adoor Gopalakrishnan)

FILMS  OF  TAPAN SINHA

GALPO HOLEO SATTI
JATUGRIHA

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   SHAJI KARUN

PIRAVI
SWAHAM
VANAPRASTHAM
NISHAD

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   GIRISH KASARAVALLI

DWEEPA
HASINA
NAAYI NERALU
GHATASHRADDHA
GULABI TALKIES

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   SATYAJIT RAY

ASHANI SANKET
ABHIJAN
CHIRIAKHANA
PRATIDWANDI
KANCHENJUNGA

CLASSICS

JATUGRIHA (Tapan Sinha)
ASHANI SHANKET (Satyajit Ray)
ABHIJAN (Satyajit Ray)
PRATIDWANDI (Satyajit Ray)
KANCHENJUNGA (Satyajit Ray)
CHIRIAKHANA (Satyajit Ray)
GALPO HOLEO SATTI (Tapan Sinha)

DOCUMENTARIES

3 MEN and A BULB
PUNCHES and PONYTAILS
THE INDIAN KNOT
O BAI
STORY OF PATHER PANCHALI

SHORT  FILMS

GOOD NIGHT
TUMSE MILKE
LITTLE TERRORIST
THE FOREST

OUT  OF  COMPETITION

DEVAKI (Bappaditya Bandhopadday)
MIRCH MASALA (Ketan Mehta)
IQBAL (Nagesh Kukunoor)
KANTATAAR (Bappaditya Bandhopadday)
ROAD TO LADAKH (Ashvin Kumar)
LITTLE ZIZOU (Sooni Taraporevala)                                                                         THE RIVER  (Jean Renoir)
INDIA  (R. Rossellini)

ASIAN  SECTION

COMPETITION

DREAMS FROM THE THIRD WORLD  (Kan Lume)  Singapoor
THREE WISHES THREE LOVES  (Nan Achnas)  Indonesia
RAMCHAND PAKISTANI (Mehreen Jabber)  Pakistan
THE MOON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL (Nguyen Vinh Son)Vietnam.
THE WAY WE ARE (Ann Hui) China
KOLORETE (Ruelo Lozendo) Phillipines
CALL IF YOU NEED ME (James Lee) Malaysia
THREE WOMEN (Manijeh Hekmat) Iran
WE WENT TO WONDERLAND (Xiaolu Guo)  China

OUT  OF  COMPETITION

ELECTION 2  (Johnny To)
WAITING FOR THE CLOUDS  (Yesim Ustaouglu)
THOSE THREE  (Naghi Nemati)
WITH A GIRL OF BLACK SOIL  (Soo il Jeon)
KEKA  (Quark Henares)
THIS IS MY MOON  (Asoka Handagama)
DENIAS, SINGING ON THE CLOUD  (John de Rantau)
PYE DOG  (Chin Kin Kwok)
CENTRE STAGE  (Stanley Kwan)
AFTER THIS OUR EXILE  (Patrick Tam)
AN AUTUMN,S TALE  (Mabel Cheun)
ROUGE  (Stanley Kwan)
THE FLOATING LANDSCAPE  (Lai Miu Suet)
ISABELLA  (Ho Cheung Pang)

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   WON KAR WAI

AS TEARS GO BY
DAYS OF BEING WILD
CHUNGKING EXPRESS
FALLEN ANGELS
HAPPY TOGETHER

RETROSPECTIVE  OF   EDUARD YANG

IN OUR TIME
A CONFUCIAN CONFUSSION
MAHJONG

GYPSY  FILMS

CYMBALON LEGACY  (Mano Camon)
SEARCHING FOR THE 4TH NAIL  (George Eli)
AMERICAN GYPSY  (Jassmine Dellal)
GYPSY CARAVAN  (Jassmine Dellal)
DALLAS  (Robert Pejo)
SONGE OF THE DUNES  (Paula Fouce)

AUSTRALIAN  FILMS

LANTANA  (Ray Lawrance)
TWO HANDS  (Gregor Jordan).
SWIMMING UPSTREAM  (Russel Mulcahy)
LITTLE FISH  (Rowan Woods)
JINDABAYNE  (Ray Lawrance)
IRRESISTIBLE  (Anne Turner)
ROMULUS MY FATHER  (Richard Roxburgh)
NOISE  (Mattiew Saville)
BLACK WATER  (David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki).
SILENT ROOM  (Rolf der Heer)

IMAGINEINDIA 2009  AWARDS

Best  film : FROZEN (Shivajee Chandrabhusan)
Best  director : NEERAJ PANDEY (A Wednesday)
Best  actress : MEERA JASMINE (Ore Kadal)
Best  actor : RAJAT KAPOOR (El Prisionero)
Mejor music : JOHN P. VARKEY (Frozen)

Best Asian Film : RAMCHAND PAKISTANI (Mehreen Jabber)
Best Asian Director : NGUYEN VINH SON (La luna en el fondo del pozo)

 

Imagineindia 2007

SECCTIONS and FILMS

COMPETITION

DOR  (Nagesh Kukunoor)                                                                                               MAATY MAAY  (Chitra Palekar)                                                                                   KYA TUM HO  (Vaseem Ahmed Dehlvi)                                                                 OM KARA  (Vishal Bharadwaj)                                                                                     BAYO  (Gajendra Ahire)                                                                                                     PHALTU  (Anjan Das)                                                                                                         NOTTAM  (Sashi Paravoor)

60 YEARS FROM INDIAN INDEPENDENCE

SAHEED BHAGAT SINGH  (Manoj Kumar)                                                         VASTHUHARA  (Govindan Aravindan)                                                                   TRAIN TO PAKISTAN  (Pamela Rooks)
IN MEMORY OF FRIENDS  (Anand Patwardan)

RETROSPECTIVE OF MANI RATNAM

Bombay                                                                                                                                       Yuva                                                                                                                                             A peck on the cheek                                                                                                             Dil Se                                                                                                                                             Iruvar                                                                                                                                           Mouna Ragam

RETROSPECTIVE OF SMITA PATIL

Giddh , the vulture  (T.S. Ranga)                                                                                   Mirch Masala  (Ketan Mehta)                                                                                         Chakra  (R.Dharmaraj)                                                                                                       Bhavni Bhavai (Ketan Mehta)                                                                                       Umbartha  (Jabbar Patel)                                                                                                 Bazaar  (Sagar Sarhadi)

HOMAGE TO SHARMILA TAGORE

El mundo de Apu  ( Satyajit Ray)

HOMAGE TO  A.R.RAHMAN

Bombay ( Mani Ratnam)

PREMIERE

EKLAVYA  ( Vidhu Vinod Chopra)                                                                               LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI  (Rajkumar Hirani)

SPONSORS

COCA – COLA                                                                                                                         CATAI TOURS                                                                                                                         TATA MOTORS                                                                                                                       EMBAJADA DE LA INDIA                                                                                               DIRECTORATE OF FILM FESTIVALS