The 6th Jagran Film Festival will present 10 films inspired by Shakespeare's plays apart from a seminar on the relevance of his works today
Almost 400 years after his death, Sir William Shakespeare's works hold relevance in contemporary times and have inspired generations of filmmakers and theatre directors worldwide. To highlight his indelible footprints in the field of cinema, the Mumbai edition of the 6th Jagran Film Festival (JFF) will present a collection of 10 feature films from across the world under a section aptly titled 'Shakespeare 400'. For the purpose, JFF, the country's only travelling fest (September 28 to October 4) is partnering with Prithvi Theatre.
A still from Romeo and Juliet (1936), which will be screened at the 6th Jagran Film Festival
Apart from this, a seminar titled 'Shakespeare Today' will be held on October 1 at 11am in which theatre and film professionals will discuss the relevance of the Bard's works in today's era. The participants include actor-filmmaker Rajat Kapoor, Malayalam filmmaker Jayaraaj and theatre personality Gitanjali Kulkarni while Atul Tiwari will be the moderator.
To mark the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, JFF has invited actors and directors to share their views and approaches to the portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi on stage and screen on October 2. The programme is titled 'The Return Of The Mahatma'.