Cinema and History

Indian cinema, the artist and the world

A programme that comprises 5 films by independent filmmakers, made far from the limelight of Bollywood, to reveal those artists’ struggle against the mainstream model: with Franz Osten’s Shiraz (1928) and Payal Kapadia’s A Night of Knowing Nothing (2021), winner of the 2021 Cannes Festival Œil d’Or award.

A program curated in collaboration with Amandine d'Azevedo and Eva Markovits.

Screenings with presentations and Q&As.

Shiraz

Franz Osten

1928
1h42
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Pyaasa

Guru Dutt

1957
2h33
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Bhumika

Shyam Benegal

1977
2h22
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Nainsukh

Amit Dutta

2010
1h12
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A Night of Knowing Nothing

Payal Kapadia

2021
1h37
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Films in the Retrospective

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The international competition is open to :

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature films (60 minutes and over)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd short and medium length films (less than 60 minutes)
  • without distinction of genre : fiction, essay, animation and documentary of creation (films produced for television - shows, television magazines, news coverage - are not eligible)
  • completed after the 1st of September 2021 and having not been commercially released in France (except for short films, which may have been broadcasted on local or specialty channel, exclusively).

Submissions are open until July 31st, 2022.
The decisions of the selection committee will be given y email mid-October, 2022.

Read the competition’s Rules and Regulations