A weekend of film
The city will play host to two film festivals over the weekend. The line-up includes an existential drama featuring actor-director Mark von Sydow in a film by the renowned Swedish filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman
The Taj Enlighten Film Society is providing movie enthusiasts with the opportunity to catch two films by the legendary Ingmar Bergman on Saturday.
The Seventh Seal is a 1957 film written and directed by Bergman, starring Max von Sydow as an angst-ridden knight, seeking answers to questions about the meaning of life over a game of chess.
The second is the Academy award-winning drama Fanny and Alexander (1982) that tells the story of Alexander Ekdahl and his sister Fanny, as they attempt to flee a life of tyranny in their stepfather’s home.
Kshitij: New Perspectives
On Sunday, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and the WorldKids Film Club will showcase two children’s films, followed by a workshop by Hobby Ideas.
Heda Hoda (2004) is the story of a boy named Sonu from the village of Dhrang, which lies close to the India-Pakistan border. Sonu inadvertently crosses the border and goes on an exciting journey.
Handlebar Moustache (2007) is a Persian movie with English sub-titles. Khan Amuo, an intellectually disabled man has always dreamed of owning his own bicycle. Despite opposition from the elders of the family, he decides to fulfill his dream and enlists the help of his six-year-old niece, Masoumeh.
Kshitij: New Perspectives on July 7, 2 pm to 6 pm
At: Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA, Nariman Point.
Ingmar Bergman Film Festival on July 8, 12 pm onwards
At: NFDC Theatre, Nehru Planetarium, Worli.
Rs 500 for festival pass