A exhibition titled ‘Chalchitro’, celebrating 100 years of Bengali cinema by showcasing rare posters of iconic Bengali movies, has attracted a large crowd at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival.
The exhibition was inaugurated by veteran actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Jaya Bachchan, Prosenjit Chatterjee and others on Sunday at Gaganendra Shilpo Pradarsashala. Posters of Pather Panchali (1955), Ganadebata (1978), Chokh (1982), Shotru (1984) and other films are being displayed in the exhibition. Furthermore, rare stamps commemorating famous film personalities and logos of earlier film production companies are also on display. The first gramophone record of Bengali cinema, Chandidas (1932), is also on display.
Meanwhile, another exhibition on 100 years of Australian cinema was also being held at 24th Kolkata International Film Festival. Australia is the focus country of this edition of the film festival.
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, inaugurated the exhibition of posters of major Australian films. There are posters of 30 iconic Australian films — from the world’s first feature-length movie ever made, The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), to contemporary movies such as Breath (2017) and Mary Magdalene (2018).