Taj Enlighten Film Society has organised the 1st European Film Festival in Mumbai. According to the official release, the festival attempts to relocate the myth-like status of European cinema by playing it to an audience much more used to the unmediated kitsch of ‘Bombay cinema.’ The selection also includes a Jean-Luc Godard retrospective and a Swiss film package.
The Swiss film package has a retrospective of the Swiss master Daniel Schmid, who was also a colleague of the legendary German film maker Rainer Fassbinder. The contemporary curations include films that view Switzerland as the ‘other’ within the discourse of the European ‘self.’ Also included is a workshop by the significant Swiss-Indian film maker Kamal Musale at the World College-School of Media Studies, emphasizing the importance of documentary film practice even in conventional, narrative cinema and the importance of filming over script construction.
The schedule for the month of June is as follows:
3rd June, 2011, 6.30 PM -Inauguration by Kamal Musale and Amole Gupte
Screening: 2 short films by Kamal Musale: Three Soldiers (1987) and Raclette Curry (1999)
Screening: Two English Girls (Francois Truffaut, 1971)
24th June, 2011-6.30 PM– Bed&Board (Francois Truffaut, 1970)
5th June – 12 Noon— Army of Shadows (Jean Pierre Melville, 1969)
12th June – 12 Noon-Le Petit Soldat (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
19th June- 12 Noon– Daniel Schmid: The Thinking Cat (Benny Jaberg and Pascal Hoffman, 2010)
26th June – 12 Noon– Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, 2009)
Metro Big Cinema
5th June, 2011 – 10.00 AM – Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)
12th June – 10.00 AM– Hecate (Daniel Schmid, 1982)
19th June – 10.00 AM – Oh Woe is Me (Jean Luc Godard, 1993)
26th June – 10.00 AM – Shoot the Piano Player (Francois Truffaut, 1962)
World College-School of Media Studies
4th June, 2011, 4.00 PM – Workshop by Kamal Musale on documentary film making.
Screening of Sound of Insects (Peter Leichti, 2009) along with works by Kamal Musale: Courrier Du Pacifique (1998) and Raclette Curry (1999).
11th June, 2011 6.30 PM: Three Swiss short films: Yuri Lennon’s Landing on Alpha 46 (Anthony Vouardoux, 2010), Au Café Romand (Richard Szotyori, 2008) and Cartography: the Pool (Phillipe Saire, 2008)
Mumbai Times Cafe
18th June 2011 6.00pm : Stealing Beauty (Bernardo Bertolucci,1996)
For further information on screening and membership details contact 022 – 42141414 or visit www.enlighten.co.in